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Worms in the Hand

Recycling the Right Way

Within the City of  Melville, most materials, from packaging to food scraps, can be recycled. When a product or an item is no longer useful, make sure you recycle the product.

We want the community to get involved in waste reduction - check out what we offer to residents.

You can find more information on the Recycle Right website.

Reducing Waste

It takes lots of energy and resources to make and transport a product. Some products such as packaging become waste almost immediately and then require even more energy to be recycled/reprocessed or, even worse, end up in landfill.

You can help to reduce this harmful waste cycle by reducing the amount of waste you produce. Think about whether you really need the product in the first place and, where possible, choose products with minimal packaging.

For more information on how you can help prevent unwanted products from ending up in landfill, visit the Garage Sale Trail website.

Composting and Worm Farming

About half of what we throw away is food and garden waste. You can reduce the amount of waste you put into your green-topped bin, as well as the amount of garden fertiliser you need to buy, through worm farming and composting. It is a fun way for the whole family to get involved in sustainable living practices.

Download our Composting Brochure to find out about setting up and maintaining a compost bin.

The City runs regular environmental sustainability workshops and there are several rebates you can apply for, including the Worm Cafe Subsidy and Compost Bin Rebate.

Food Organics, Garden Organics and Waste Pick-up Information

For information about waste collection, including what to put in what bin, visit our Waste, Recycling and FOGO pages.

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