Kerbside recycling to be processed again

Hume City Council announced that processing of its kerbside recycling would resume effective from Tuesday 8 October.

Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore thanked the community for their patience and willingness to work together to reduce waste and encouraged residents to continue to sort their recycling properly.

“From today all material collected in your yellow recycling bin will be diverted away from landfill and sent to a recycling site in Laverton North, so It is important to sort your waste and ensure you recycle right,” Cr Moore said.

You can put the following in your yellow recycling bin:

  • paper and cardboard
  • milk cartons (no juice boxes, UHT milk etc.)
  • glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • aluminium cans
  • steel cans (no aerosols)
  • rigid and semi rigid plastics numbered 1-7 or

If you are unsure whether you can recycle a plastic, turn it over and check if it has a recycling symbol with a number on it.

All other items should be placed into your red waste bin.

“It was pleasing to see so many people recycle through alternative options like our Pop-Up Recycling Station and the Resource Recovery Centres,” Cr Moore said.

“The fortnightly Pop-Up Recycling Station, run in partnership with the Northern Community Recycling Group, will continue for the time being and the next pop-up is scheduled for Sunday 20 October.

“Even though kerbside recycling processing has resumed, the Pop-Up Recycling Station is a great opportunity to learn more about the do’s and don’ts of recycling.”

Hume City Council is participating in the Metropolitan Waste Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) joint procurement process along with many other Melbourne Councils to secure a longer-term recycling solution. 


Frequently Asked Questions

1. What is happening to my recycling now?

Your kerbside recycling is being collected as normal and is once again being processed for recycling on behalf of Council at a site in Laverton North.

2. What can I put in my recycling bin?

It’s never been more important to continue to sort your waste and place your kerbside recycling bin out for collection on the right night.

You can recycle the following:

Newspapers-Magazines--Envelopes.jpg   Paper and cardboard
Milk cartons (no tetra pack cartons, e.g. juice boxes or UHT milk)


Glass bottles and jars (no lids)
 AdobeStock_20048163.jpg Aluminium and steel cans (no aerosols)
 Plastic-Bottles--Containers.jpg Rigid and semi-rigid plastics 1-7


To find out your bin day visit

3. How do I know which plastics I can recycle?

If you’re unsure if you can recycle a plastic, turn it over and check if it has a recycling symbol with a number in the centre of it. Council will accept plastics 1-7.

Plastic Numbers.jpg

Watch this quick 90-second video that explains the different types of plastic you can recycle and what the numbers mean.

4. What about the Hume Pop-Up Recycling Station?

The fortnightly Hume Pop-Up Recycling Station being run in partnership with the Northern Community Recycling Group will continue for the time being, the next one will be on Sunday 20 October. Find out what you can recycle by visiting 

5. What about the rest of my rubbish?

Fruit and vegetable scraps and garden waste can be placed in your green organics bin and all other waste should be placed in your normal bin.

6. How else can I help?

Individuals and households are also encouraged to make smart shopping choices by choosing options that are more sustainable – do items come in reusable containers or recycled packaging?

Take reusable shopping bags, use a reusable coffee cup and buy products with recycled content – help build the markets for recycled goods.

If you come across a product with excessive packaging, let the producer and retailer know it’s not ok – write to them, tag them on social media – as a consumer your purchasing dollars have power!

Posted on 12:00 AM, 9 October 2019

Updated : 11:33 AM, 9 October 2019

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