Macedon Ranges Shire Council in Victoria is rolling out seperate kerbside glass collections, following a successful 2019 trial.
According to a council statment, the decision comes after Macedon Ranges was one of 33 Victorian councils affected by the closure of recycling processor SKM Recycling.
“A new recycling processor has been identified, but only if glass is removed from the household recycling bins,” the statement reads.
In a 2019 statement, Acting Assets and Operations Director Anne-Louise Lindner said residents needed to work with council to find alternatives to landfill.
“We really hope the community will come on board and help us to remove glass from [general] recycling bins,” Ms Lindner said.
“Shards and small pieces of glass can become embedded in paper and cardboard in recycling bins, and contaminate the other recyclables.”
Macedon’s new 140 litre glass-only bins will be collected every four weeks and have purple lids.