Update on recycling in the Pyrenees

Published on 30 July 2019


We have been notified that contractor SKM has decided to cease accepting recyclable material effectively from 26 July 2019.

There are 32 Victorian Councils including Pyrenees that are impacted by this notice, and there is significant volatility in the recycling market generally.

There are limited options available in Victoria for processing of recyclable material, and we are looking at a range of possible solutions.

Unfortunately it may be necessary as a temporary arrangement for some recyclable material to be taken to landfill.

While the matter is under review, Council encourages residents to continue to reduce, reuse and recycle in your household.

Council’s contractor will continue to collect recycling bins as normal.

We will be working with other Councils, the state government and regional bodies to seek the best outcome for the community.

We will look to update you if there are any significant changes to these arrangements.