Antonella Celi Blog

Reducing food waste to landfill and AWT's

Posted by antonellaceli on October 16, 2016 at 11:10 PM

Residents of the Mornington Peninsula Shire are interested in reducing food waste going to landfill. So I asked the question to the Officers via a candidate information request form on the 6th October, 2016.


"How far away are we as a Shire in starting to include organic food waste in our rubbish collection? If I recall we looking at the green waste bin as an option?"


The comprehensive answer provided by the Shire touches on Councils current position on seeking opportunities for organics processing facility for the SE region (Dandenong area); a group tender for provision of an AWT in the SE Melbourne region and possibly trialling the collection of organic waste.


The candidate information request froms are listed publicly on the Mornington Peninsula Website.


Zero Waste to Landfill - Let's Talk Waste - Have Your Say

Posted by antonellaceli on April 8, 2014 at 6:55 AM


The Vision : Zero Waste to Landfill - Let's Talk Waste!


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Be a part of the conversation because the Council wants to hear your feedback about what is important to you when it comes to our waste management service on the Peninsula.

Get involved on line: take the survey; join the conversations; ask questions.


Share with Council your thoughts on:

•Household Kerbside Collection

•Resource Recovery Infrastructure (Resource Recovery Centres and hoppers or tips, Mornington Recycle Shop, Green Waste Processing Facilities and Voucher system)

•Management of landfill waste

•Waste reduction


You may also want to put forward your ideas on Alternative Waste Treatments AWT's: Waste to Energy; Organics Processing


Click on this link to find out more...



No Charge Green Waste Weekend 26-27 October, 2013

Posted by antonellaceli on October 13, 2013 at 6:25 AM

No-Charge Green Waste Weekend is coming up for all MPS residents

on 26-27 October 2013.

Click on link for more info..

EPA Works Approval - Landfill at Old Pioneer Quarry

Posted by antonellaceli on July 18, 2013 at 8:55 PM

Update on Landfill Application: Council Decision on EPA Works Approval.

Note: Council is yet to determine on a Permit Application.




Moved: Cr. Martin Seconded: Cr. Rodgers


That Council notifies the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) of the following:


1. Based on the information contained in the Works Approval application WA72215 at the old Pioneer Quarry, Council does not support the application as it is presented, for the reasons in the report.


2. The Council considers that the EPA should ask for further information from Peninsula Waste Management as set out in the Council officer’s report and this information should be attached to the Council’s response. This further information should include an assessment as to whether the proposal complies with each specific requirement of the Best Practice Environmental Management and the principles of the Environment Protection Act 1970.


To view Council Report and final decision click on this link.

Detox Your Home FREE Disposal

Posted by antonellaceli on June 24, 2013 at 7:05 AM


Detox Your Home with FREE disposal of:


• Paint (20 litres per visit)

• Motor Oil (20 litres per visit)

• Batteries – all types

• BBQ gas cylinders up to 9kg capacity

• Fluorescent tubes (domestic quantities)


at Detox Your Home permanent sites located at the Shire’s waste disposal facilities in Mornington, Rye and Tyabb.


A Tip:


Do not to place the recyclables in Plastic Bags as this creates difficulties at the processing facility when the materials need to be separated.


Draft Waste Management and Resource Recovery Policy

Posted by antonellaceli on October 29, 2012 at 9:15 AM

Have your Say: Waste Policy Review:

The Draft Victorian Waste & Resource Recovery Policy has been released. The public is invited to make submissions until 5pm, Friday 23 November 2012.


Mobile Detox Your Home Weekend coming up!

Posted by antonellaceli on October 23, 2012 at 1:55 AM

The "Mobile Detox Your Home" service will be available on 17 November 2012 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM at FINGAL and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM at MORNINGTON. Detox Your Home and dispose of your dangerous and unwanted chemicals that are lying around the house. Click on this link to see the video and be sure to Register to use the service. Drop off address will be provided when registered. The Shire also provides Detox Your Home permanent facilities details can also be found at this link.

How to Save Money at the Tip Gate

Posted by antonellaceli on October 12, 2012 at 9:55 AM


Sort out your rubbish and SAVE money at the tip!


By sorting out your recyclable products and placing them separately on top of your trailer BEFORE you arrive at the tip gate you will save money on the trailer load. Many recyclable items are accepted for FREE like:

  • White goods (not fridges);
  • Aluminium;
  • Glass bottles and jars;
  • Newspaper and cardboard; Car oil (domestic quantities);
  • Car batteries & paint (domestic quantities);
  • Computer equipment including monitors and televisions;
  • household Recyclables;
  • E-Waste;
  • Steel Goods;
  • Hot water services
  • Bike.


Residents are charged by the amount of material taken to the tip, so by putting the recyclables that are accepted FREE on top of the trailer the staff can then work out the amount of FREE recyclables you have and then charge you for the rest of the hard waste rubbish only. This will help you save money. If you don't sort your recyclables out before you get to the tip gate then you will be charged for the whole trailer load at the gate or you are given the opportunity to sort it out yourself at the tip gate so you can save money

Changes to Open Air Burning for land under 1500sq metres

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 11:15 AM

"Caring for Our Environment"


Ban on "as of right" open air burning for properties less than 1500sqm will now come into effect for the residents of the Mornington Peninsula. Promoting community safety, health & Wellbeing initiatives.

Recycling on the Mornington Peninsula. Doing the right thing?

Posted by antonellaceli on October 7, 2012 at 10:40 AM

"Caring for Our Environment"

Want to know more about Recycling on the Mornington Peninsula?

By partnering up with initiatives offered by PlanetArk, the residents of the Mornington Peninsula now have more options to dispose of their waste recyclables. If you want to know more about what to do with your plastic bottles and containers and other waste recyclables on the Mornington Peninsula Click on the link below for information about regular fortnightly Kerbside Collections and local tip drop off points. An initiative by PlanetArk.. Find out more by visiting PlanetArk's website and discover more great ideas to Reuse and Recycle...