Ararat Rural City Council is aiming to progress to a four bin recycling system to help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.
A four-stream recycling system would involve separate bins for rubbish, recycling, glass, and green waste.
Ararat Rural City Council chief executive Dr Tim Harrison said the system would have environmental and economic benefits.
"Ararat Rural City Council is eager to implement four bin kerbside collection in our municipality," he said.
"As a rural centre, with a diverse and productive economy, our region is a great choice as an early adopter for a new recycling system.
"A significant part of the Council budget is spent on waste management, in part due to the additional cost of processing recycling through our current system.
"By separating household waste into rubbish, recycling, glass and green waste it improves efficiency and leverages additional economic opportunities such as reusing recycled glass in road construction."
On Tuesday, February 16, the state government announced regional and rural councils would be able to apply for funds to help streamline their transition to a four bin system.
Dr Harrison said council appreciated the extra help, having already taken steps towards a more efficient recycling system.
"Council welcomes the focus by the Victorian Government to support regional and rural councils to move early to reform its core waste services," he said.
"Council is already encouraging the move towards a more sustainable recycling system. This is evident through the recent complete reconstruction of Lake Bolac Transfer Station to a Recovery Centre, which has a stronger focus on reducing cross-contamination of materials and educating the community on sustainable practices."
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