How to manage and recycle household waste. Includes landfills, hazardous waste and how to report litter.
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Waste is any material or substance we don’t use anymore, and we've discarded. Waste can cause pollution when it's not disposed in the right way.
Local councils collect household (municipal) waste and recycling through kerbside collections. If you hire a skip bin to get rid of waste, it’s your responsibility to check that it goes to a licensed receiver or disposal site.
There are special rules for some types of waste. You must manage this waste in the right way, especially if it's:
The Victorian Landfill Register lists all currently open and known closed landfills in Victoria. It includes the type and amount of waste accepted.
You can report pollution and littering to EPA. This might include the dumping of waste on unlicensed properties, tyre stockpiles or rubbish thrown from a vehicle.
Reviewed 13 December 2019