Low waste

Kerbside food and gardens organics collection for townships

Find out more about the introduction of a food and garden organics kerbside service for townships that began in April 2024. This coincided with a change to fortnightly landfill/general rubbish collection for residents in townships. 

A-Z guide to household waste disposal

Hepburn Shire Council collects a variety of items for recycling at our transfer stations and Customer Service Centres-Hubs. Find out more by exploring our A-Z guide.

Single Use Plastics Ban

The Victorian Government banned single-use plastics from sale and supply from 1 February 2023. This includes drinking straws, cutlery and plates, drink stirrers and sticks, cotton bud sticks and expanded polystyrene food and drink containers.

Items made from conventional, degradable and compostable plastics, including bioplastic and oxo-degradable materials, will also be included in the ban. The ban will affect retail and hospitality businesses, suppliers and other businesses, organisations and not-for-profits such as hospitals, sports clubs and schools. There are many great reusable options and alternative single use items, get ideas from Sustainability Victoria.

Reduce your waste

Find out opportunities to reduce your waste and help our Shire send fewer items to landfill.