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In May 2021, all Warrnambool households will get a new and bigger landfill bin.

These bins are increasing from 80L to 140L and will be collected fortnightly.

Households in the glass trial area have had a fortnightly landfill collection since February and are doing a great job of separating their waste and reducing the amount in their landfill bin.

The glass trial survey showed that most households have adapted well to the new system and are positive about the glass bin and change to fortnightly collection for all services.

So what goes in my landfill bin?

  • Nappies
  • Sanitary and incontinence products
  • Polystyrene including meat trays
  • Black absorbent inserts from meat trays
  • Chewing gum
  • String and rope
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Plastic straws
  • Milkshake, soft drink and icecream cups
  • Tetrapaks (currently no recycling option for these in Australia but the industry & Tetrapak are working on it)
  • Toothpaste tubes & brushes
  • Sushi fish, sauce and flavour sachets
  • *Soft plastics
  • *Food wrappers including lolly and chip wrappers
  • *Plastic bags

Soft plastics including plastic bags and wrappers can either be put into your landfill bin or taken to participating supermarkets. For details visit  –
All foodwaste and scraps go into your FOGO bin for composting.

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