Project update

The way we manage waste must change

Waste management is one of the most significant services delivered by Frankston City Council on behalf of our community.

A growing population and limited landfill capacity are placing increased pressure on our waste management systems in Frankston City and across Victoria.

That's why the Victorian Government has set a target for all councils to divert 80% of waste from landfill by 2030.

To achieve this, Frankston City Council is exploring some 'waste circularity' initiatives to reduce landfill, ranging from resource recovery and improved recycling to reusing and repairing household items. These will be included in a Waste Circularity Plan.

Council is eager to hear your ideas and feedback on waste circularity and will hold various online and in-person engagement activities to collect your input.

What is a Circular Economy?

Being part of the circular economy means being more resourceful and less wasteful.

Waste circularity considers how goods are made, their lifespan and serviceability, and how they can be reused or recycled to create value at the end of their life.

Some examples of our initiatives are listed below.

Changes to the household waste & recycling collection

One of the key requirements for all Victorian households is standardised four-stream household waste and recycling. This will include a separate glass recycling collection.

All Victorians will have a new glass bin or access to glass services by 2027. Frankston City Council is looking to introduce a separate glass collection service by December 2023.

Why do we need a separate glass collection service?

When glass is collected in co-mingled recycling bins, it can become a major contaminant as it breaks and glass fragments stick to other materials, particularly paper and cardboard, making it difficult to separate from other materials.

This limits the recyclability of both the glass and the other materials. By separating glass from other materials, we can make sure more waste is effectively recycled.

What do we want from you?

The primary goal of Council's Waste Circularity Plan is to reduce landfill while ensuring the legislated changes to household recycling collection are successful.

We need your help to develop that plan and reduce the waste your household sends to landfills.

You can have your say by:

      • Tell us in our online survey

        By 5pm 10 October 2022:

        • Your priorities for Council services/initiatives to support diversion of waste from landfill.
        • How you would like to use the new glass service.
        • Whether you support proposed changes to the frequency of kerbside collections.
        Start survey here 
      • Join our online community workshop

        Wednesday 5 October 6.30-8.30pm.

        We're inviting you to join an online discussion about our Waste Circularity Plan.

        All participants will receive a $40 voucher for sustainable products from Roving Refills Frankston!

        Registration Closed
      • ​Discuss with us in-person

        Drop by our community engagement pop ups at:

        • Tues 11th October – 11:30am to 1:30pm at Langwarrin Customer Service Centre
        • Weds 12th October – 11:3am to 1:30pm at Frankston Library
        • Thurs 13th October – 11:30am to 1:30pm at Seaford Community Centre - CANCELLED DUE TO THE WEATHER
        • Fri 14th October – 11:30am to 1:30pm at Carrum Downs Library