Shire wanted re­cy­cling for Christ­mas

Campaspe News - - NEWS -

ROCHESTER res­i­dents are re­minded to re­cy­cle as much as pos­si­ble this hol­i­day sea­son.

‘‘Re­cy­cling even five alu­minium cans can pre­vent 66.30 kilo­grams of car­bon diox­ide from be­ing pro­duced,’’ Cam­paspe Shire pub­lic en­vi­ron­ments man­ager Kate Lemon said.

‘‘Dur­ing the fes­tive sea­son we end up with more waste than at any other time of the year — with cel­e­bra­tions, presents, wrap­ping pa­per and plenty of food around. Re­cy­cling may be the last thing on your mind, but it’s im­por­tant to con­sider.

Ms Lemon said land­fill was the last re­sort for house­hold waste.

‘‘We much pre­fer to re­cy­cle and re-use where pos­si­ble. The re-sell shops at our Echuca, Rochester and Mt Sco­bie Trans­fer Sta­tions are a great way for us to re­cy­cle or repur­pose items and pro­vide an al­ter­na­tive to land­fill.

‘‘We ac­cept a lot of items into re­cy­cling that peo­ple may not re­alise can be re­cy­cled – things like ice cream con­tain­ers, wrap­ping pa­per, glass bot­tles and jars, Christ­mas cards, aerosol cans, even pizza boxes.

‘‘If you fill your re­cy­cling bin up be­fore bin day, you can take it to the trans­fer sta­tion and empty it into a re­cy­cling skip for free.’’

Ms Lemon said a list of what can and can’t be re­cy­cled is avail­able on coun­cil’s web­site, along with in­for­ma­tion about open­ing hours of each trans­fer sta­tion.

‘‘At the end of the day our goal is to pre­vent re­cy­clables and re­us­able ma­te­rial from go­ing into land­fill,’’ she said.

‘‘Make sure to sep­a­rate your re­cy­cling, place it in the bin loose and if you’ve lots of things to get rid of, take a drive to one of our trans­fer sta­tions — af­ter you’ve sorted your load.’’

All trans­fer sta­tions will be closed Christ­mas Day, Box­ing Day and New Years Day.

Kerb­side bin col­lec­tion days will be the same as dur­ing the year, with no changes to bin days.

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