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New green waste service nets 40 tonnes in first month

1 August, 2014Posted in: Community, Environment
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Council’s new waste contractor JR Richards has collected more than 40 tonnes of green waste just four weeks after the introduction of the Shire’s new green waste bins.

Council’s Business Services Coordinator, Scott McAllan said these early figures showed that the new green organics bins were being used extensively across the Shire.

“It’s especially pleasing that we’ve achieved these figures in the middle of winter,” he said.  “We only expect the amount to rise over spring and summer.”

“It also means that the existing domestic waste collected from the red bins has less chance of being contaminated with green waste,” Mr McAllan added.

In total 41.18 tonnes of green waste was collected and processed at Council’s Berrima Road Resource Recovery Centre in July.

In addition, almost 30,000 of the old bins have been collected by the waste contractor.  These bins will be shredded and recycled to make new bins.

“We think both these statistics show that our residents want to do the right thing by minimising their impact on the environment,” Mr McAllan said.

“The staff of the RRC would like to thank all of the Shire’s residents for the patience they’ve shown during the handover and we congratulate everyone for embracing the new green waste service.”

For information on the new bin service including collection days, visit the waste website at www.wscwaste.com.au or contact Council’s Waste Hotline on phone 1300 133 969.