We are committed to actively encouraging, promoting and supporting best-practice waste management in our communities.
Take a virtual tour of the Bairnsdale Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), run by Tambo Waste. This is the place your recycling goes to once it leaves your kerbside bin or transfer station. Check out the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) video.
Many of these items do not belong in your general waste bin as they are hazardous to those that collect and dispose of your waste to landfill.
Needles can be disposed of free of charge at your local health centre or hospital.
Bairnsdale Hospital has large orange bins for needles for anyone to use.
Orbost Regional Health also has sharps containers for public use.
Council offers free exchange of sharps containers at its customer service centres for diabetic patients only.
Disposable or cloth masks go in the general waste bin. Cut the loops off before putting in the bin to prevent injury to wildlife.
If you or a family member have been diagnosed or have symptoms of COVID-19, place the masks in a sealed plastic bag and place in the general waste bin.
Any unwanted or expired medicines can be returned free to a pharmacy under the Return Unwanted Medicines Project.
To find out how to dispose of other items, please see the A-Z Waste - Where to Next page.