We can no longer rely on sending all our waste to landfill, especially when there are a lot of valuable materials that can be reused and recycled. As individuals and as a community we need to be more responsible of our consumption of materials and how we dispose of them. After all, waste generation and disposal has significant environmental, economic and social impacts.
In response, the City of Mitcham has developed a Waste Management Strategy to demonstrate its commitment to reducing waste to landfill, increasing resource recovery and increasing community knowledge of responsible waste management.
Click on the links to find out information on these waste and recycling services:
- Kerbside Waste and Recycling Collection
- Kerbside Waste and Recycling FAQs
- ‘At Call’ Domestic Hard Waste
- Household Hazardous Waste
- Electronic Waste
- Lynton Green Organics Waste Transfer Station
- Tricky Waste
- Composting and Worm Farms
Why Waste It? Education Program
The ‘Why Waste It?’ education program being delivered in partnership with East Waste aims to raise awareness in our community of a better alternative to ‘wasting it’ by avoiding, reducing, reusing, recycling and composting your waste and unwanted materials.
A new website site whichbin.com.au is now live and is a great source of information on diverting waste and unwanted materials from landfill. There is a comprehensive A-Z guide listing over 400 common household items to help identify which items go in ‘which bin’ and which items can be reused and recycled.
There are also educational resources available to download including flyers, posters and a printable listing of the A-Z guide.
Continue to watch this space as we encourage the community to think ‘Why Waste It?’
For more information on the Why Waste It education program please contact Council's Waste Management Officer on 8372 8888.
The Council is committed to community education and awareness on waste management. The Waste Management Officer can provide presentations on waste minimisation and resource recovery to residents, community groups, schools and organisations. Presentations can be tailored to the needs of the group.
If you would like to book a waste education presentation, please contact the Waste Management Officer on 8372 8888 or email@example.com.
Please contact the Waste Management Officer on 8372 8888 for more information on waste and recycling.