Thinking Local. Where Actions Become Global.

Change begins with the individual: One home at a time.

Melbourne has always prided itself as a city connected to the rest of the world. It must date back to the Gold Rush era of the late Nineteenth century. It was a magnet for people seeking riches that has permeated to the present through our sport and cultural endeavors of the past, 1956 Olympics to the now.

The Climate change debate has become an action. The Victorian Government has provided incentives for years in regards to achieving the goal for zero emissions, with solar rebates on the roof of houses and the awareness on the ground for recycling waste, through bins and the separation of material waste to effective management of where and how they are disposed of and reused in positive and ethical ways. Melbourne through local government is at the forefront to tackle issues that effect our environment through behavioral changes and cultural shifts in what we consume and the ramifications of those choices that affect our way of life, by the way we live. Waste management is shaped by where it is taken. Landfills are no longer places where rubbish and waste are dumped. Landfill is a direct link to our urban environments and the use value of waste is tensioned by what potential has each object that ends up at the waste centres across Melbourne. All depots are controlled by the EPA. Responsible waste management is at the forefront as there is for one an environmental imperative to do so, and economic incentives as well as the limits imposed on the landfill sites in Metropolitan Melbourne, is becoming rarer in an every expanding urban sprawl. Recycling is front and centre in the movement to manage waste responsibly and economically. The incentive to recycle waste has made waste a commodity. An affirmation that there is potential, through thinking, through design and development, separation of materials, that make it efficient, an effective process to manage waste through categorizing material through its value and materiality.

Melbourne should be proud of its achievements, especially on the local front. Each and every local government has information and resources in helping find solutions to waste management problems. There is an incremental development, and openness for ratepayers, you and I, to offer feedback in helping to refine the processes in waste management. This grassroots, on the ground movement is a shapeshifter in where we are heading in regards to improving our urban spaces through the choices we make. Waste Mates Rubbish Removal with all other stakeholders in the industry are proud to be at the forefront in the business community to push the momentum forward in the recycling and upcycling of waste. Melbourne is one of the most liveable cities in the world for good reason. Each individual knows the impacts they have on the environment that looks beyond the local and opens the mind, and eyes to  the world at large.

Each local government has a recycling depot and systems management that caters for all. These suburbs from A-Z are proud stakeholders in the pursuit of responsible waste management.

Abbotsford, Airport West, Altona, Albert Park, Ascot Vale, Avondale Heights, Balaclava, Balwyn, Box Hill, Brunswick, Camberwell, Canterbury, Carlton, Caulfield, Coburg, Collingwood, East Keilor, East Melbourne, Elsternwick, Elwood, Essendon, Fawkner, Fitzroy, Flemington, Footscray, Glen Iris, Glenroy, Hawthorn, Heidelberg, Keilor, Kew, Kensington, Kingsville, Maribyrnong, Middle Park, MooneePonds, Newport, North Melbourne, Northcote, Pascoe Vale, Port Melbourne, Prahran, Richmond, Seddon, South Melbourne, South Yarra, Strathmore, Sunshine, Surrey Hills, Toorak, Tullamarine, Williamstown & Yarraville.

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