Kyabram households are to be invited to take part in an innovative organic waste trial.February 6, 2013 4:23am
Three hundred Kyabram households are to be invited to take part in an innovative organic waste trial.
Shire of Campaspe Council’s environment and waste spokesperson Cr Greg Toll said the project has been made possible by Victorian Government funding through Sustainability Victoria’s Towards Zero Waste Support Grants.
The trial, which aims to gauge the costs and benefits of a food and garden waste collection service, will be run by the Shire in conjunction with the Goulburn Valley Regional Waste Management Group, Cleanaway and Sustainable Kyabram.
Cr Toll said the idea of a third kerbside bin is not new, but investigating the various methods of transferring waste from the kitchen to the wheelie bin outside will be new for the region.
‘‘Households in the trial will be provided with an additional bin, along with a small kitchen bin to assist with the
transferring of food waste from the kitchen,’’ he said.
Introduction of an organic waste service was identified in the Shire’s Waste Management Strategy, adopted last year.
The five-year strategy was developed as part of council’s commitment to provide sustainable solutions for the collection, disposal and resource recovery of locally generated waste.
Cr Toll said a comprehensive garbage audit carried out in 2007 and 2010 found Campaspe Shire had the highest proportion of organic waste in the region.
‘‘Organic material left to decompose in landfill produces a significant amount of methane, which has 21-25 times the global warming potential of carbon dioxide,’’ Cr Toll explained.
‘‘The results indicated 65 per cent of domestic garbage going to landfill in the shire was organic food waste, made up of 25 per cent food waste and 40 per cent garden waste. ‘‘
Recycling contractor Cleanaway is supporting the trial and processing the collected material.
Preliminary work has been completed and selected households will shortly receive their letter of invitation to participate. The trial will commence early March and run for a three month period.
A man has been arrested after the alleged sexual assault of a girl in Seymour in May.
Paradise Queen owner Travis Smith is preparing to take on hundreds of runners at this year’s Yarrawonga Mulwala Multisport Festival to be held on October 18-19.
As part of its continuing international development, Bega Cheese Limited signed a supply and distribution agreement on Friday, September 19, with one of China’s leading retail groups, Chongqing General Trading Group, to supply them with Bega branded UHT milk produced in Australia for distribution in China.
Murray Goldfields District
Darren Pain from Sportspower is encouraging people to support small businesses on Saturday.
National Party ticket up for grabs
Rail line manager sends out warning after trespassers get too close to tracks to take photos.
Terry Hogan has stood down as Mayor of Jerilderie Shire due to an ongoing battle with cancer.
Heathcote cheerleader Taylah Kurrle is part of the Cheer Factor All Stars team for the Duel in the Desert championship in Palm Springs, California.
International cricket superstar Adam Gilchrist becomes number-one ticket holder and junior program ambassador for local club.
Deni Ute Muster thank myriad of volunteers.
The only consistent thing about frost damage in crops was its random nature, a cropping expert told his field day audience at Finley last Friday.
Tears flowed freely from players and supporters on Sunday when Benalla lost the Goulburn Valley Football League grand final by three points.
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.