What happens to my waste?

Green Bin

The Back to Earth Initiative website has some great information and videos outlining how they use council’s green waste. It also shows how by using the collection service correctly, you can help to create useful compost products and reduce the amount of organic waste dumped in landfill. See the Back to Earth Initiative website 


Recycle Bin

Nillumbik Council's recycling processor is SKM Recycling

Watch the video below to discover how the contents of your recycle bin is collected and sorted.

Currently, Victoria’s recycling industry is facing significant challenges and SKM has temporarily stopped receiving recyclable materials since 26 July, 2019.

For the latest updates about Nillumbik’s recycling and information on what you should do, visit our News page.   

Nillumbik residents can now recycle plastic bags and soft/flexible packaging. Find out more by watching the Bundles of Joy video below.

Red Bin

The contents of your garbage bin is delivered to Hanson Wollert Landfill

Hard Waste Collection

Find out how your hard waste is collected and processed.