Brimbank City Council is mapping out a plan for local households to transition to a four-bin waste collection system.
The move would potentially prevent 17,000 tonnes of waste going to landfill every year.
The plan would aim to satisfy the Victorian Government’s Circular Economy Policy, which announced that councils throughout the state must introduce FOGO collection by 2030 and separate bins for glass recycling by 2027.
Following the 18 May Council Meeting, the district announced the potential for a report which would outline options for the council to implement four-bin collection ahead of the state government’s deadline.
The council estimates that up to 40 per cent of Brimbank household rubbish is food waste, with the organic waste going straight to landfill.
Brimbank Mayor Cr Ranka Rasic said the outline will help to implement sustainable and environmentally friendly methods of reducing the amount of rubbish going to landfill.
“We all need to think carefully about the environmental impact of the goods and services we use, and how we dispose of things we no longer need,” Rasic said.
“Diverting more food waste and organics from landfill means that we reduce the amount of methane gas produced when this waste breaks down – this is better for our environment and reduces our impact on climate change.”
Brimbank City Council will develop the outline further, during future Council meetings.