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Sort your load before you go

Get the most from your Resource Recovery Centres

What is a Resource Recovery Centre? You probably know them as the transfer station or landfill. But did you know that you can recycle a wide range of materials at resource recovery centres.

By taking a little extra time to sort your load before you leave home, you can save yourself plenty of time at the facility by easily disposing of the different materials at each of the designated collection points.

The Castlemaine Landfill has a large co-mingled recycling collection point which collects paper products, rigid plastics (excluding polystyrene), glass bottles and jars, steel cans and household aluminium.

You can also recycle timber, scrap metal, greenwaste, building rubble, waste oil and filters, car batteries, electronics, mattresses and the list goes on.

Specialised items including chemicals, batteries and light globes can be recycled at various places within the shire. For a list of these recyclables, see our page Guide to what goes in which bin.

For a list of separation categories, see the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group website.

Tips and tricks

  • Check - Check ahead to find out what can be recycled.
  • Sort and separate - sort your load so it is easy for the operator to see what will be recycled and make it easier to unload.
  • Secure - ensure you secure your load with appropriate strap and covers.

Secure your load

To reduce roadside litter, the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resource Recovery Group and member councils are encouraging residents to "Secure Your Load" when visiting waste facilities. Securing your load is the right thing to do and ensures the safety of all road users.

Visit the Loddon Mallee Waste and Resources Recover Group to find out how to sure your load.

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