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New battery collection points
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Australians buy more than 350 million batteries every year. The majority of these batteries end up as hazardous waste in landfill.


Less waste to landfill
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Congratulations Geelong, you are some of the top recyclers in Australia. Our challenge is to continue this good work and further reduce the amount of material we send to landfill.


New customers roll up at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

In August last year, The City implemented a first time customer information card at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.


Recycling wasted in rubbish bins
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Earlier in the year, the City carried out a waste audit on the content of rubbish bins. The purpose of the audit was to determine the amount and type of recycling in the rubbish bin.


Give unwanted goods a second life
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Do you want to get rid of an old fridge, couch or washing machine that is still in good nick?


Students attendance soar in term one
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

The Barwon Waste Wise Education Centre has experienced a sharp increase in the number of students visiting in term one.


Garage sales divert material from landfill
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Each week there are hundreds of garage sales in the Geelong area. These weekly events are responsible for moving vast amounts of items to new homes.


Free Stuff provides easy reuse option
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Each week a diverse range of furniture items and odds and ends find a new home though the Free Stuff column.


Free electrical drop off day
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

What do you do with the old toaster or kettle once it’s broken?


Dumping is a crime
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Dumped rubbish is estimated to costs the community more than $250,000 to clean up the municipality annually.


Drop off household recycling for free
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Household items that normally go in the recycling bin (yellow lid bin) can be dropped off at our Resource Recovery Centres.


Clothing wears out welcome
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Recent truck audits indicate that plastic bags, footwear and clothing are being placed in the recycling bin. This is the wrong bin.


Cans wasted in garbage bin
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Bin inspections reveal that many food and pet cans end up in the garbage bin. Their real home is the recycling bin.


Bin inspections to clean up recycling
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Over the next few months waste officers will carry out recycling bin inspections throughout the municipality.


Audits assist recycling outcomes
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

The City has audited the recyclable material it collects from residential properties in the yellow lid bin to identify the level of contamination. 


Advertise your FREE stuff in the Addy for free
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Advertise goods in the Free Stuff column of the Geelong Advertiser.


Multi Visit Swim Pass 25 swims + 5 free swims!
Thursday, 24 April 2014 / City News

Multi Visit Swim Pass 25 swims + 5 free swims!
Offer valid until Friday 9 May 2014.


Truck restrictions trial for Central Geelong - Frequently asked questions
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

A six month trial restricting trucks using Central Geelong as a thoroughfare started 3 March 2014.


Armstrong Creek new planning zones
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

Council has resolved to support the application of new residential and commercial zones to the Armstrong Creek Urban Growth Area.


Phoenix Reserve named after wool scouring works
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

An unnamed reserve next to Balyang Par Three Golf Course will be called Phoenix Reserve in recognition of Geelong’s historic wool industry.


Drysdale Coles supermarket a step closer
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

The City of Greater Geelong has voted to support the preparation and exhibition of Amendment C297 to rezone a site in Murradoc Road, Drysdale, for a Coles supermarket, and to consider a planning permit application for the supermarket.


Municipal Early Years Plan adopted
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

The City of Greater Geelong Council adopted a new Municipal Early Years Plan 2013-2017 at its meeting on Tuesday night. The new plan was developed following extensive local consultation with children, parents, and service providers.


Drysdale Urban Design Framework and McHarry's Bus Depot
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

Council will ask the Minister for Planning to appoint an Independent Panel to consider submissions on combined Amendment C283 which implements the Drysdale Urban Design Framework and a planning permit application from McHarrys Buslines for a new bus depot in Murradoc Road, Drysdale.


Horseshoe Bend Precinct Armstrong Creek planning progress
Wednesday, 23 April 2014 / Media releases

Council will request that the Minister for Planning appoints an Independent Panel regarding Amendment C259 relating to the Horseshoe Bend Precinct Structure Plan. Horseshoe Bend will be Armstrong Creek's largest residential precinct.


Geelong Major Events Committee - Applications invited for External Committee Member Positions
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 / Corporate

The Geelong Major Events Committee (GME) is seeking applications to fill two vacant external committee member positions for a term commencing mid 2014 and expiring mid 2018.


More CCTV cameras for Geelong
Tuesday, 22 April 2014 / Media releases

Central Geelong’s CCTV camera network has been upgraded thanks to a $110,000 grant from the Department of Justice.



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