Council stresses that the municipality is not affected by recycling woes

Thousands of tonnes of recyclables have been sent to landfill across the state since the beginning of the month, after SKM Recycling went into liquidation. But, Ararat’s Council has assured locals the municipality has not been affected

“Ararat Rural City Council does not use the affected company, SKM, but instead uses Visy Recycling to process its recycling collections,” Council CEO Dr Tim Harrison said.

“As a result, our resident’s recycling is not going to landfill, and the Council definitely has not levied a ‘bin tax’. All our waste fees and charges are set within our annual budget and if we were to change these, we would need to go through a legislative process that requires public consultation and engagement.”

He encouraged the community to continue undertaking their normal recycling habits.

“So please keep sorting your waste and putting out your recycling bin as normal,” he said.