We are committed to actively encouraging, promoting and supporting best practice waste management in our communities.
This document will be reviewed in 2021.
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 at your local health centre or hospital. Bairnsdale Hospital has large, orange bins for needles for anyone to use. Orbost Regional Health also have sharps containers for public use.
Council offers a free exchange of sharps containers at 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 Coronavirus (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 Returned Unwanted Medicines Project.
To find out how to dispose of other items, please see the A-Z Waste - Where to Next page.