Shire wanted recycling for Christmas
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.