UPDATE: January 30 2020

We are pleased to announce the winner of the Altona Fresh $250 gift basket. Anya from Altona Meadows was the lucky winner, drawn randomly on Wednesday 15 January.

Thank you to all who took the time to complete the survey. Your responses have provided great insight into how you use Council’s waste and recycling services and the ways in which we can ensure Recycling 2.0 meets your needs.

UPDATE: January 13 2020

Thank you to everyone who completed the survey below. The winner of the $250 gift basket from Second Ave Grocer (Altona Fresh) will be drawn today and notified ASAP.

The ongoing recycling crisis has prompted a desire to take control of our own waste and recycling service.

In 2020 Council will implement big improvements that will maximise the recovery and reuse of kerbside materials. These improvements were planned in our Waste and Litter Strategy 2025, and we have made them a priority.

The new, innovative service will introduce a four bin system on 1 February 2020 to recover more resources, diverting them from landfill where they create harmful greenhouse gases. Glass, paper, cardboard, plastic, metal, garden and food waste, will all be recycled to create useful products, moving Hobsons Bay towards a more sustainable and circular economy.

This survey is an opportunity to

  • gauge sentiments and behaviors around the current waste and recycling service
  • provide a benchmark to track the success of the new service
  • allow Council to make adjustments to the way we educate and support our community to embrace the change.

As a thank you for completing the survey, please be sure to leave your contact details for a chance to win a $250 gift basket from Second Ave Grocer (Altona Fresh) in Altona North.


We are keen to understand the waste and recycling attitudes and behaviours of all of our community members and would appreciate five minutes of your time to complete the survey below.
To what extent do you personally agree or disagree with each of the following statements Required
Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
It is important for my household to minimise the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
It is difficult for my household to minimise the amount of waste that goes to landfill.
My friends and family (outside of my household) are minimising the amount of waste they send to landfill.
Victorians generally are minimising the amount of waste they send to landfill.
Our household intends to keep future household waste going to landfill to a minimum.
Households, businesses and governments can effectively work together to reduce the amount of waste going to landfills.
My household recycling is being recycled and not going to landfill.
Which of the following waste collection services do you believe Hobsons Bay City Council currently provide? (Select all that apply) Required
In the last 12 months, which Council waste and recycling services have you used? (Select all that apply) Required
On average, how frequently do you place your general waste bin out for collection? Required
How do you dispose of your food waste? (Select all that apply) Required
How much effort is required? How difficult is it? Required

Thinking about your waste and recycling, how difficult and how much effort do you find is involved in doing the right thing?

Very easy
Neither easy or difficult
Very difficult
How difficult do you find deciding which items to recycle?
What is your understanding? Required

How well do you understand the requirements of recycling?

Very well
Fairly well
Not very well
Not at all well
Don't know
How well would you say you understand which materials can and cannot be recycled?
How well would you say you understood how your waste and recycling is processed after it is collected by Council?
In the last 12 months, have you actively tried to find any information about waste and recycling? Required
If yes, what information did you try to find? (Select all that apply)
Did you find the information you were looking for?
How old are you? Required
What is your connection to Hobsons Bay? (Select all that apply) Required
If you are a resident, are you a Required
What type of home do you live in? Required
What suburb do you live in? Required
What is the gender with which you identify? Required
What languages do you speak at home? (Select all that apply) Required
Describe your household Required

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The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.