Thank you for your feedback

From 5 October to 13 November 2022, we asked you to provide your thoughts and feedback on how you would like to see the four-stream system implemented in Murrindindi Shire. We received 267 submissions from the community and we are currently reviewing the information. Thank you to those community members who took the time to submit your ideas. Your valuable feedback will help us finalise the waste and recycling system.

  • 700 people visited the project webpage

    with 267 contributions made

  • 140 Quick Poll responses

    • 71 online
    • 69 face to face
  • Current kerbside collection

    • 96% Yes
    • 4% No
The feedback period has now closed. Thank you to those community members who participated.


In line with the Victorian Government’s Recycling Victoria Policy, Murrindindi Shire Council, along with all councils across the state, is required to transition to a four-stream waste and recycling system.

The four-stream system is separated into:

  • General rubbish (red lid)
  • Mixed recycling (yellow lid)
  • Glass recycling (purple lid)
  • Food and garden organics (green lid)

Across Victoria, the four streams are mostly being introduced as kerbside services, meaning a four-bin system, complimented by drop off services. However, we understand one size doesn’t fit everyone and this approach may not be right for Murrindindi Shire. We are now trying to work out how to best implement the new system, which will come into effect in 2025.

To help us understand what will work best for our community, Council is seeking your input on a range of factors that will shape the way these future waste and recycling services are provided.

With some of your waste and recycling being directed to the new services, there may be changes to the existing kerbside services, including how often your general rubbish bin is collected. There are also some things won’t change, like your recycling bin being collected fortnightly.

Meanwhile, Council, together with councils across North-East Victoria, is participating in a joint tender for waste and recycling collection services. Community feedback will be considered as we move through the tender evaluation process and will influence our decision-making.

There are a number of ways you can get involved

Next steps

All feedback received will be considered and used to help standardise our household waste and recycling across Murrindindi Shire. Early next year we will report back to the community on the outcome of this engagement with a chosen model of waste collection. We will also keep you up-to-date on the outcomes of the tender process.

During 2023 and 2024, Council will work together with the community to help provide you with answers to all the detailed questions about the new service, including what materials can go in each bin, costs involves and exemptions.

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