The City’s Resource Recovery Centres
located at Douro Street, North Geelong and Beck’s Road Drysdale remain open to
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.
information about Recovery Centres here:
of any size can be dropped off at the centres (subject to a disposal fee).
our recycling guide for more information on how to dispose of your unwanted items.
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
will collect your household rubbish (red lid) bin every week and your recycling
(yellow lid) and garden organic (green lid) bin on alternative fortnights.
ensure that your bins are collected: Put your bins out the night before
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
- 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.