Director City Services Guy Wilson-Browne:
Is council aware of a rubbish dumping problem at the Drysdale Recreation Reserve or in other parts of
There have been no reports of dumped rubbish at Drysdale Recreation Reserve in the last three months.
What is council doing to combat rubbish dumping in Drysdale and the wider Bellarine?
We recently completed our discounted mattress recycling offer, which happens during May and November
During these months, residents can drop off their mattress at the Drysdale and Geelong resource
recovery centres for $10, less than half of the normal drop off cost of $23.50.
A total of 2100 mattresses were recycled in November 2018, including more than 560 from the Bellarine
We also offer regular free and discounted recycling and rubbish services all year round.
These include free
disposal of white goods, paint, scrap metals, oils, car batteries, BBQ gas cylinders, televisions, computers
equipment and excess recycling at the Drysdale and Geelong resource recovery centres.
In locations where dumping reoccurs, the City increases monitoring of the site and may install signs
regarding fines for dumped rubbish.
In some instances we may also install bollards to prevent vehicle access.
What can people do if they come across dumped rubbish in public spaces?
Community members who find dumped rubbish are encouraged to contact our customer service team on
5272 5272 or via www.geelongaustralia.com.au/litter.
The City is responsible for the removal of rubbish or broken glass at various locations, including:
• Parks, reserves, foreshores and playgrounds
• Kardinia Park
• GMHBA Stadium
• Waurn Ponds Baseball Centre
• Melbourne Road median strip
• Public golf courses.