The newly built Lake Bolac Resource Recovery Centre will open on Wednesday, January 27.
Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Dr Tim Harrison said the new facility was a significant improvement on its predecessor.
"The new facility will encourage and improve the processing of recycling and waste materials for the Lake Bolac community and surrounds, including a reuse shop so that the community can reclaim materials from the centre themselves," he said.
"The new site has been developed with the future in mind and will be continually improved to ensure that best-practice waste management is continued into the future."
The new centre will include guides and separate disposal areas for the different materials.
The project received $261,100 of state government funding through Sustainability Victoria's E-Waste Facility Fund and the Resource Recovery Infrastructure Fund.
The former site will be closed and the land it was on rehabilitated to the Environmental Protection Agency's guidelines.
For gate fees, opening hours, and a full list of items accepted to Transfer Stations and Resource Recovery Centres head to www.ararat.vic.gov.au.
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