A simple and important thing we can all do every day to protect our environment and look after this special alpine community we love is to firstly REDUCE our waste as much as possible, and then RECYCLE everything we can.

  1. SEPARATE YOUR WASTE - you will find bags in the rubbish huts around the village for recycling and instructions printed on the bags to show what can be recycled.  
    • Put recyclables in the recycling bag and place on the clearly marked RECYCLE side of the hut.  
    • Put your food scraps in the marked green bags (or ask for one at the Post Office/Alpine Central) and put that on the RECYCLE side too.
    • Try to minimise all other waste and put any non-recycle items in a small bag on the other side of the hut.
    • Keep grease and fats out of the water system - store grease and fats in a container and place in the rubbish huts for collection.  Do NOT put grease and fats down the sink or toilet as it can damage the resort’s water treatment facility.

  2. ALWAYS USE THE BIN - everything at Mt Buller Mt Stirling will end up in our water catchments in the Delatite or Howqua Rivers.  NEVER leave rubbish and always place in rubbish or recycle bins which are located all across both mountain areas or carry your rubbish out with you.  Rubbish is harmful to wildlife and ruins our beautiful alpine playground.
Find out more:

Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management has been a member of North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group for over 10 years.

Ever wonder where your rubbish goes?  WATCH to see what happens to what goes into your bin...

Click here for tips on how to keep grease and fats out of the water treatment system.


Please DO NOT put any hard waste items in Village waste huts or on kerbside. 

This is considered illegal dumping and heavy penalties do apply.

It is also very costly for Resort staff and waste contractors to continually collect, manage and dispose of these unwanted items left in waste huts and around the village.

You are responsible for your own hard waste and you must take items to an appropriate disposal facility (see below).

Mansfield Resource Recovery Centre (Transfer Station)

163 Monkey Gully Road

Mansfield VIC 3723

(click here for opening hours and fees)


Please note that clean, sorted and recyclable timber and steel can only be taken to the Boggy Corner Waste Transfer Station by prior appointment. Contact the Waste Contractor on 0427 411 418 well in advance to arrange access.


As of 1st July 2019 e-waste is no longer accepted in any bin or landfill sites across Victoria. Instead, it must be taken to dedicated drop-off points where it will be collected for resource recovery.

What is e-waste

If it’s got a plug, battery or cord and is unwanted, it’s e-waste. It could be any of a whole range of items from work, home or even the garden shed. From old phones, computers and household appliances to power tools and toys.

Why recover it?

Electronic waste is growing up to three times faster than general municipal waste. When you consider what is inside e-waste and that up to 90% of it can be recovered and made into something else, it makes no sense to bury electronic objects in the ground once we are finished with them.

More information go to https://www.sustainability.vic.gov.au/campaigns/ewaste


Approximately one third of most household waste is FOOD. So, of course we need all need to get better about reducing our food waste, but we can also make sure that any organic waste is recycled and turned into compost, not mixed with other non-recyclable waste.

At Mt Buller Mt Stirling we make this really easy and have an onsite composting unit to capture our food waste and turn it into compost used right here in resort.

We call this the LIVING BIN and it’s see our recycling rate jump from 41% in 2010 up to 45.5% in 2013, the highest of any alpine resort in Australia!

  • What can I recycle in my Living Bin?
  • Download the sign HERE and stick it on the bin as a reminder
  • What about grease and fats?  Find out more...