Waste & Recycling Initiatives

Hobsons Bay City Council, the Victorian and Australian Government, businesses and community organisations provide a number of recycling, waste reduction and disposal options. The pages below provide you with some information on many of these programs and services.

To search for recycling and waste services offered near you, visit Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You website.

Detox your Home

Safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of common household chemicals without harming your health.

Electronic waste

Information about electronic waste recycling programs and services.

Paint disposal and recycling

Find out where residents and traders can recycle and dispose of paint.

Say no to plastic bags

Hobsons Bay City Council is encouraging residents to say “no” to plastic bags, or start using reusable bag options when shopping.

Recycle your lighting

Hobsons Bay residents can recycle their lighting for free

Love food hate waste

How much food do you think you throw away every year? The average household throws out approximately $2,200 worth of food each year.

Get it Right on Bin Night

Get it Right on Bin Night provides residents with tips and information to make recycling easier and less confusing.

Back to Earth Initiative

The Back to Earth Initiative is a Victorian Government program to encourage the recycling of green waste

Plastic Free July

Single use plastic – can you resist in July?