Campaspe Shire residents and business owners will have a wider range of kerbside bin choices from July 1.January 22, 2014 4:10am
Campaspe Shire residents and business owners will have a wider range of kerbside bin choices from July 1.
Most of the options are aimed at downsizing the ‘red lid’ general waste bin, increasing the size of recycling ‘yellow lid’ bins and encouraging more residents to have a ‘green lid’ bin for organic material.
Campaspe environment and waste spokesman Greg Toll, said the new options were part of council’s commitment to reducing the amount of waste that went to landfill.
‘‘The new system will give people the power to specify and choose a selection of waste, recycling and garden organics bin options that best suit their waste needs and budget,’’ he said.
‘‘If you produce little waste, you will be able to choose a smaller waste bin.’
Cr Toll said council spent more than $1
‘‘Landfill is expensive and the portion of council rates spent on disposing waste to landfill is increasing,’’ he said.
‘‘Landfill also negatively impacts on the environment as it contributes to the production of methane gas, one of the more potent greenhouses gases.
‘‘These negative environmental and economic impacts are why council is taking steps to reduce the amount of waste being sent to landfill.
‘‘Our aim is ease pressure on ratepayers now and work towards a cleaner and healthier environment for our future generations.’’
An audit of waste bins done in Campaspe Shire in 2010 found, on average, about 70 per cent of contents by weight was food, garden organics and recyclables that could be diverted from landfill.
‘‘We know Campaspe residents are already good recyclers, but we can all do more to remove unnecessary items from the waste stream, such as recyclables and organic material, and recover more resources so they can be reused for other purposes,’’ Cr Toll said.
Council will be running a community education program to help residents use the new waste services effectively.
Campaspe ratepayers will receive a letter and information brochure next month explaining the new waste services.
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