About Future Waste, Greener Glen Eira
We want to understand your values and preferences to inform future thinking around waste, and how to reduce and dispose of it.
This is because as well as planning for a separate glass recycling service to be delivered by 2027, some of our waste service contracts are being reviewed in 2024.
So, as part of this planning, we have a major opportunity to inform how we manage our waste more responsibly and sustainably.
To get this right, we’re putting our community at the centre of the future planning.
Read more below and join the conversation to learn, share ideas and be part of our greener, more sustainable future.
We provide three waste collection streams to over 59,000 residences across the municipality — and we know our community values them.
Recycling and waste services are one of the many ways we help maintain our city’s liveability.
This includes things like residential kerbside waste collections, booked hard rubbish collections and bin collections in our public open spaces like parks and activity centres.
We are working with the Victorian Government to comply with legislation and implement household recycling and waste services that meet our community’s needs.
As part of this consistent approach to household recycling, all councils are required to provide a separate glass recycling service by 2027.
We want to hear your thoughts and understand how a separate glass recycling service would work best for you.
In Glen Eira, we partner with external companies who deliver all of our waste collection services for kerbside bins, hard rubbish collection and public bins along the street and in parks and reserves.
Some of these waste service contracts are being reviewed in 2024.
These contracts are typically in place for multiple years and since they were last updated, we’ve made major commitments to reduce our climate footprint, and our community’s values have also shifted. So, it’s time for a refresh.
Through this refresh, we have a major opportunity to inform how we manage our waste more responsibly and sustainably.
At the same time, we’ll engage with the waste industry to seek new ideas and cutting-edge solutions to support the development of these contracts and grow our circular economy.
We deliver these waste services for our entire community.
It’s important we work closely with you to support, educate and empower you to know what services we offer and how to use them so that we’re all accountable for how we manage our resources.
To make sure these services remain accessible to our community and meet your needs, it’s critical that they’re used correctly. That means putting the right waste into the right bin and using the correct service.
Aside from using these services daily to dispose of your waste, our community is waste-conscious and work hard to reduce unnecessary waste and recycle where possible.
In the 2022–2023 financial year you recycled and composted more of our resources than ever before. 60 per cent of household waste was diverted from landfill and we saved over 10,000 tonnes or food and garden waste from going to landfill by using the green bin.
We want to see more of this — and we want to do what we can to support you.
In line with our circular economy work, we want to encourage the community to do what they can to create less waste in the first place. This includes shopping second hand, giving something you no longer need to a friend who will make use of it or purchasing items made of recycled materials.
How to have your say
- Complete the survey to give your detailed feedback about current and future waste services.
- Share your 'big ideas' to keep resources in circulation for longer in the 'Share your ideas for future waste' section.
- Share your ideas for community projects and programs.
- Attend one of our pop-up engagement events listed in the 'Pop ups in the community' section of this page.
Your ideas for reusing resources
Your ideas for community projects
With Council support, do you have an idea for a community program or project that could help us avoid waste in the first place?
28 February, 2024
Building materials recycling program - A location or service where "good quality" leftover building materials can go to a new home/project.
23 February, 2024
Tool library such as this one in Brunswick: https://www.brunswicktoollibrary.org/
Could include appliances, hardware. Or a toy library.
7 February, 2024
Community Repair cafe - a monthly event where skilled volunteers help to repair and mend household items to keep them in use for longer.