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Council services data

Waste services data

This data provides insight into the amount of waste we are collecting in a year. This includes the collection of kerbside garbage, recycling, and food and garden organics bins.

  • Please note: 1 tonne is equal to 1,000kg.

    • Garbage: 29,456 tonnes
    • Recycling: 15,784 tonnes
    • Food and Garden Organics: 11,928 tonnes
  • These facilities do not stock pile any of the materials received from Council.

    Garbage, recycling and organics collection service (South of Bell Street):

    Garbage, recycling and organics collection service (North of Bell Street):

    • Contract held by in-house waste collection team

    Garbage disposal:

    Recycling receiver:

    • Contract held by Materials Recovery Facility at Heidelberg
    • Managed by Visy Recycling

    Food and Garden Organics processing:

  • Our collection of recycling and organics has sent 48% of all kerbside waste away from landfill. This statistic is from the 2019 to 2020 period.

Transport data

We collect data on transport in Moreland because it helps us make decisions and lets us know if we're meeting our transport targets, like the ones in the Moreland Integrated Transport Strategy (PDF 25Mb).

Our data might be useful to community groups. data science students, traffic engineers and state government organisations such the Victorian Government Department of Transport.

Councils across Australia are collaborating to develop common data formats to report the types of information commonly collected by Local Government. For more information about this effort and to get involved visit the Open Council Data website.

Animal Collection

Animals found in Moreland which cannot be identified through a microchip or pet registration are taken to Council’s pound, the Epping Animal Welfare Facility. This facility provides a Lost and Found Pets page advertising animals found in Moreland to help reunite owners with their pets.

Unfortunately, some found animals can't be re-homed, such as wild or diseased cats and dangerous dogs. Sadly, there are more unwanted and abandoned animals in the community than there are new homes.

The following tables list the statistics for cats and dogs at Council’s pound, (Epping Animal Welfare Facility) which is operated by RSPCA.

Dogs (2020-21)

 

Jul - Sep

Oct - Dec

Jan - Mar

Apr-Jun

Reclaimed dogs

38 37 37 33

Fostered dogs

5 1 1 1

Adopted dogs

10 16 8 7

Euthanised dogs

8 6 6 4

Dogs that are euthanised are those that are not suitable for re-homing, those that have been surrounded to Council for behavioural issues or as a result of a Court action. 

Cats (2020-21)

 

Jul - Sep

Oct - Dec

Jan - Mar

Apr-Jun

Reclaimed domesticated cats

14 16 15 15

Fostered semi-domesticated or domesticated cats

53 130 143 85

Adopted domesticated cats

109 100 166 222

Euthanised wild or diseased cats

57 97 74 69

Cats that are euthanised are those not suitable for re-homing, or those that are deemed feral or diseased.

Types of cats at Council's pound

There are four types of cats at Council’s pound, which is operated by the Animal Welfare Facility in Epping.

  • Domesticated Cats - These cats are characterised as well socialised with humans and are dependent on humans for food and nurturing.
  • Semi-domesticated cats - Originally domesticated cats that have reverted to the wild and are no longer owned or kept by someone. Semi-domesticated cats may continue to live in proximity to humans and may become accustomed to their presence.
  • Wild cats - Descendants of semi-domesticated cats that have never been domesticated. Generally wary of humans and do not allow themselves to be handled; these cats scavenge for food.
  • Feral cats - No longer rely on human contact or support and have reverted to a predatory state. These cats are the greatest threat to native wildlife.

Historical Data

  •  

    Jul-Sep

    Oct-Dec

    Jan-Mar

    Apr-Jun

    Reclaimed dogs

    22 43 37 24

    Fostered dogs

    1 4 1 7

    Adopted dogs

    22 12 10 11

    Euthanised dogs

    4 8 9 9
  •  

    Jul-Sep 

    Oct-Dec

    Jan-Mar

    Apr-June

    Reclaimed domesticated cats

    8 8 9 15

    Fostered semi-domesticated or domesticated cats

    40 99 109 54

    Adopted domesticated cats

    121 132 274 168

    Euthanised wild or diseased cats

    111 124 130 73