Recycling & Waste

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Waste produced within Monash poses a great challenge for environmental sustainability and the efficient use of resources.

More packaging, shorter product lifespans and increased consumerism combined with a growing population is seeing an increase in waste generated in Monash.

Council currently offers a range of waste management services to residents including:

Council’s vision for recycling and waste is outlined below. Further information can be found in the Environmental Sustainability Strategy 2016-2026 (pdf, 8MB) .


  • Reduce Council’s corporate waste and improve resource recovery
  • Build Council’s capacity to understand and implement the waste hierarchy, litter management, life cycle analysis and sustainable procurement principles
  • Increase community awareness of resource consumption and stewardship practices


  • Best practice waste and recycling collection and litter reduction services delivered in a strategic municipal wide approach
  • A strategic approach to reducing Council’s corporate waste and environmental impacts is established which recognises the waste hierarchy, life cycle analysis and has sustainable procurement integrity
  • Reduced community consumption of resources and improved recycling is achieved


Waste projects

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Last updated: 09 January 2017