Council saved $10,000 in Waste Levy
For the 10 weeks leading up to November 2019, the City of Burnside disposed of 93 tonnes of waste to landfill less than the same 10 week period in 2018, saving Council over $10,000 in waste levy (plus service charges). Waste warriors and starter-recyclers, and everyone in between, are becoming more conscious of reducing the amount of waste disposed in their waste-to-landfill red bins.
This means more use of the yellow lid recycling and green lid organics bins in our City.
We all benefit if we do the right thing with our bins. If we stay on this course we could save 500 tonnes of landfill for the year. With the waste levy increasing again in January 2020, that would save Council $65,000.The spring 2019 Focus newsletter included tips on the green lid organics bin. As a rule of thumb, if it grows, it goes in the organics bin (and that includes pizza boxes, tissues and paper plates).
Look out for the summer 2019 Focus newsletter hitting letterboxes in early December. We find out that you can ignore those 'recycling numbers' on the bottom of plastic containers. This old system is slowly being phased out and replaced by the Australasian Recycling Label that gives you easy to understand recycling information.