Recycling Near You - Ararat Rural City Council


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Ararat Rural City Council

Each link below will provide you with recycling information for the Ararat Rural City Council area. Using any of these services can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure you place the right thing in the right bin.


Electronic Items
May include computers, televisions and more.
Large Recyclable Items
May include white goods, scrap metals, concrete, bricks etc.
Containers and/or Packaging
Items may include paper and cardboard, aluminium and steel cans, glass bo ttles, plastic containers etc.
Hazardous Materials
Items may include gas bo ttles, paints, tyres, vehicle and appliance batteries, contaminated fuels etc.
Household Hazardous Waste Service
See what chemicals and other hazardous wastes are collected in your area.
Worm Farms and Compost Bins
Learn how to turn your food and scraps into great compost.
Empty/Chemical Drums
Details of how to correctly dispose your unwanted chemical drums.
Other Council Services
Learn other ways to help reduce your waste to landfill.

Events & Notices

Green/Recycling Waste

Council do not provide a green waste collection. Council receives all its uncontaminated green waste at all 8 transfer stations, where it is re-checked for contamination. The green waste received, is shredded, at quite a cost. Alternatively, give your family the delight of running a “Worm Farm” for your green waste and organic food scraps or set up composting at home. It’s really easy if you follow a few basic rules. Council have how-to-do's on its website. For those ratepayers who do not have a trailer * Try home composting or worm farming * Use fold-up reusable garden containers and take them to the transfer station in your car boot * Consider, if employing a gardener or arborist, getting them to take their green waste away or get it chipped or mulched for your garden. Council does not provide commercial recycling. There are commercial operators either in town, or externally who can be contacted to offer this service.

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Ararat Rural City Council

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