Eurobodalla locals are being asked to brush up on the “dos and don’ts” of recycling during National Recycling Week.
Audits from Waste Management Australia show that in the last financial year more than 4,500 tonnes were collected in the Shire’s kerbside recycling, which Council says significantly helps reduce what gets sent to landfill.
Council’s Acting Waste Manager, Adam Patyus says Eurobodalla households can be proud of their ever-improving efforts when it comes to recycling.
“Recycling is all about minimising our impact on the environment by closing the loop,” he says.
“Closing the loop is when something that would otherwise end up in landfill is reused or recycled into a new item, completing a cycle, or loop.
“Eurobodalla households have so far made a positive impact on waste reduction, but there is always more that can be done.”
Mr Patyus says National Recycling Week, November 12 to 18, is the perfect time for those who used Council’s kerbside collection to refresh themselves with what can and can’t go in the Shire’s green and yellow top bins.
What can you put in your Eurobodalla yellow-lidded bin?
Yes to clean:
- Plastic bottles and containers;
- Milk and juice cartons;
- Glass bottles and jars;
- Magazines, newspapers, paper, flattened cardboard boxes and pizza boxes;
- Steel and aluminum, foil and empty aerosol cans.
- Soft plastics, such as plastic bags, cling wrap and plastic wrapping;
- Light bulbs, glass from windows, mirrors, drinking glasses and crockery;
- Paper towels, tissues, serviettes, and shredded paper;
- Cardboard or paper with food on it;
- Garbage or food scraps;
- Clothes, pillows, and blankets;
- Lids up to the size of a 50c piece;
- Waxed cardboard and polystyrene.
What can you put in your Eurobodalla green-lidded bin?
- Leaves and twigs;
- Garden prunings and flowers;
- Lawn clippings;
- Branches, broken up, maximum thickness 75mm.
Shredded green waste for your garden can be purchased from the Shire’s Waste Management Facilities.
Check Council’s Household Waste and Recycling Guide for more details.
Meantime, local school children have added their weight and voice to the waste and recycling message through the latest Eurobodalla Environmental Calendar.
Celebrating its 21st year, the 2019 calendar features 15 student artworks under the theme ‘Use your voice for a better choice’.
The calendar’s artists are hoping to inspire and change community behaviour when it comes to single-use plastic items like plastic straws and coffee cups.
This years artists are, Maddie Johnston and Luke Amos of Moruya Public School, Chelsea Wood and Harrison Katuke of St Mary’s Primary School, Stella Andrews and Amy white of Broulee Public School, Marlie Elliott of Mogo Public School, Ella Norman of Bodalla Public School, Scarlet Leone of St Peter’s Anglican College, Alexis Leth of St Bernard’s Primary School, Shaniquah Thomas-Tighe and Tom Newbold of Narooma Public School, Millie Duncombe of Batemans Bay Public School, Anwen Cowie of Central Tilba Public School and Rebeka Frialova of Sunshine Bay Public School.
Deputy Mayor Rob Pollock says, “This year’s calendar will hang in many homes and offices throughout the shire and beyond, spreading the message that what happens on land impacts our marine environments and that there are better choices when it comes to consumer items.”
The free calendars are available at all shire libraries, in the foyer of Council’s Customer Service Centre in Moruya, Council’s Batemans Bay Depot, Narooma and Batemans Bay Visitor Centres, and the Mogo Book Store.