Update: 26th, October 2023

You can see the results of the community consultation as the kerbside and waste changes that Council have endorsed on the 'Sorting our Waste' page. 

Have your say on how often your waste and glass recycling is collected

Help us decide on a future waste service that meets the needs of our community, while balancing the costs and benefits.

We have released a range of options for the future of our municipality’s waste and glass collections through the Kerbside Transition Options Paper.

In line with State Government changes, Victorians will soon be sorting their household waste and recycling into four streams. All local government areas, including the City of Ballarat, will soon transition to a new glass service and a new food organics and garden organics (FOGO) service.

The Kerbside Transition Options Paper was developed using community feedback from a survey conducted late last year. A total of 2,176 responses were received to the online and in-person survey from a diverse range of residents and household types.

Through the survey, you told us the top two priorities for the City of Ballarat to consider in the development of the new service are:

  • Maximising recycling and the environmental benefits, and
  • The most cost-effective option.

You are invited to have your say on how often we collect your bins.

You can also read the Kerbside Transition Options Paper in a hard copy at City of Ballarat sites, including Customer Service and Ballarat Libraries.


You can have your say:

  • By completing the below survey
  • Pick-up a hard copy of the survey at City of Ballarat sites, including Customer Service and Ballarat Libraries
  • Complete a survey at City of Ballarat stalls located at the Ballarat Begonia Festival, the Ballarat Farmers Market at Lake Wendouree on 25 March and at the Bridge Market at the Bridge Mall on 1 April.
  • By providing feedback via post to: Circular Economy Project Officer, PO Box 655, Ballarat, Vic, 3353, quoting the reference Kerbside Transition Options Paper.

The survey closes 5pm, 6 April 2023.

What happens next?

Your feedback on the options will be considered in the development of the Kerbside Transition Plan. The Plan and a proposed timeline for implementation will be presented to Council later this year.


Waste and Recycling Collection Options

CLOSED: This survey has concluded.