Waste not want not is an adage being taken up by residents of the Moyne Shire.
A report from Moyne Shire Council CEO Bill Millard shows the volume of waste going to landfill is on the decline.
The total tonnage of all waste, including landfill, recycling and compost, is also decreasing.
Figures over the course of a three-month period for the Killarney Tip show a gradual lessening of waste to landfill.
In June, 44.65 metres cubed was collected at Killareny, well down on the figures from May (52.52), April (63.53) and March (99.36).
Scrap metal collected at the site dropped from 70.10 metres cubed in May to 50.87 in June.
The June total of landfill waste from all the tips in Moyne - Killarney, Caramut, Hawkesdale, Macarthur, Mortlake, Peterborough, Woolsthorpe, Woorndoo, was 61.62 tonnes, down from 63.58 in May.
Recycling tonnage grew from 15.96 to 20.96, while green waste fell from 206 metres cubed to 126.71.
The volume of waste from kerbside collection across Moyne also dropped for the month of June.
Landfill waste for May was 167.34 tonnes, falling to 155.16 in June. Recycling and (108.52 to 103.22) compost tonnage (146 to 134.82) dropped from May to June.
Moyne Shire councillor Jill Parker said progress was being made in the waste disposal habits of Moyne ratepayers.
"People are very conscious of doing the right thing with their waste," Cr Parker said.
"Recycling has become a good habit for many people and we are always looking at ways to improve how we deal with our waste in a responsible manner."
In other environmental news, Moyne Shire has opened up its Community Carbon Offset Program grants.
As part of the program, council offers grants for up to $1500.
The program is aimed to help offset the carbon dioxide emissions of council's fleet of vehicles.
Any tree planting project being conducted on public land, as well as any private land affected by the 2018 Gazette/Garvoc bushfires, are eligible to apply for the funding.
A minimum of 3781 trees need to be planted to offset council's vehicle emissions with $10,000 worth of grants available.