Waste Education

This page contains information, leaflets, activities and other relevant data in relation to general waste, recycling and organic waste management at Murray River Council.

Our education program will grow over the coming months. If there is anything you would like further information on, please email us using the option located at the bottom of the page. 


Please click here to view our 2020 Waste Guide (coming soon). 



Waste, Recycling and Organics Information Leaflets

General waste and red lid bins (coming soon)        

Recycling and yellow lid bins

Organics waste and green lid bins (coming soon)


Australasian Recycling Label

The Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) is an evidence based labelling system that provides easy to understand recycling information on packaging. For further information click here and go through to the Plant Ark website. 

How does the labelling work? 

Australasian Recycling Label explained




REDcycle is a Victorian based recycling program for soft plastics. But what is a soft plastic?? Soft plastics are plastics that can be scrunched into a ball.

For an extenisve list of what can and can't be recycled through the REDcycle program or for locations where you can drop off your soft plastic items click here.   





Waste Updates

The following documents are designed as short snippets of information on topics of interest. 

Waste Update - Soft v Hard Plastics

Waste Update - Coffee Cups. Click here for a video on how to keep using your reusable cups during Covid-19. 

Waste Update - E-Waste

Waste Update - UHT Containers

Waste Update - To rinse or not to rinse (coming soon)



A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide

The document below will be updated periodically to reflect the most up to date information relating to items for disposal.

This list is not extensive and is subject to change. 

A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide (Sept 2020)

There are some items we describe the disposal location as 'Other' and we recommend referring to the website or waste guide. Below is a list of items noted as 'O' in the guide and some further information for their disposal.