Coronavirus (COVID-19) FAQs - For Recycling and Rubbish

The City’s Resource Recovery Centres located at Douro Street, North Geelong and Beck’s Road Drysdale remain open to the public.

Members of the community are allowed to visit and use the services, provided they adhere to social distancing requirements by maintaining at least 1.5 metres between people and no more than one person per 4 square metres in indoor spaces. 

The City’s Resource Recovery Centres located at Douro Street, North Geelong and Beck’s Road Drysdale remain open to the public.

More information about Recovery Centres here:

  • Mattresses of any size can be dropped off at the centres (subject to a disposal fee).
  • View our recycling guide for more information on how to dispose of your unwanted items.
  • You can also see what goes in your recycling bin and get tips on how to reduce, re-use and recycle.

Hard Waste collections - AVAILABLE

You can arrange to have your bulky household items picked up from your property. The service aims to collect items that are not accepted or don’t fit into the three-bin residential kerbside collection. Mattresses have recently been added to the list of acceptable items.

Kerbside collections - CONTINUING

We will collect your household rubbish (red lid) bin every week and your recycling (yellow lid) and garden organic (green lid) bin on alternative fortnights.

To ensure that your bins are collected: Put your bins out the night before collection day.

With more people home during the day, you will need to make sure your car is clear from bins on collection days.

Here are some other tips from our recycling partner Cleanaway to keep collections running smoothly during this time:

  • Put your bin out the night before your scheduled collection day. During the coronavirus pandemic period, collections might be taking place earlier than usual.
  • Make sure your bin is clear from cars and other obstructions like trees and poles.
  • Place bins within easy reach of trucks. Leave some room between your bins to allow the mechanical arm to pick them up. Has your bin been missed or damaged?

You can make most bin requests online here.

Garden organics – ALTERNATIVES

Can't fit all of your garden material in your green lid bin? You could:

  • ask a neighbour to use their bin if space allows
  • hold material over to the next collection
  • mulch or compost the material for use around the garden
  • contact a garden clean up service
  • transport it to either the Geelong or Drysdale Resource Recovery Centres - fees will apply based on quantity.

More garden organics information here.

 

 

 





Page last updated: Friday, 5 June 2020

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