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.
About 100 people attended an ecumenical service in Shepparton to remember those who died in the MH17 plane crash.
The talent was truly amazing at this year’s Mulwala Water Ski Club’s Got Talent competition.
‘‘Time for reflection is rare in life and in business,’’ Tatura Milk Industries chairman Barry Irvin told suppliers when delivering his end-of-financial-year report.
St Joseph’s College principal Kate Fogarty will be Assumption College’s first female principal when she takes over the role next year.
Rochester athlete Morgan Dingwall won medals at an international athletics competitions last month.
If you thought it was cold yesterday morning, you weren’t wrong!
Brigade transforms station for Christmas in July.
Despite being scheduled to play at home this Saturday, Finley footballers and netballers will instead make the trip to Blighty.
Axedale student Zara Smith has created history, raising the single largest amount raised by a primary school student in the Jump Rope for Heart event’s 31-year history.
Mixed response from Cobram region politicians and businesses to the Commonwealth's removal of a price on carbon.
Ten Deniliquin athletes competed at the NSW All Schools Cross Country Championships last Friday.
Tackling salinity in the Goulburn-Broken basin was a key element of a presentation made to an international forum in the United States last month.
The Melbourne Scottish fiddlers return to Swanpool to raise money for local CFA brigades. Group officer Jim Ranken and fiddle player Kristin Marriott
Discover unbelievable local deals from local businesses every week in the Goulburn and Murray Valley area with Leapon.com.au!
Search properties for sale or rent across North Central Victoria and Southern NSW. Visit your local website for local homes....
Search for published and unpublished photos from McPherson Media Group newspapers and magazines. All our photos are available to purchase.
Place an advertisement in any one of McPherson Media Group's local newspapers.