Re­cyling ar­rives in Wal­halla

Warragul & Drouin Gazette - - NEWS -

Re­cy­cling rub­bish ser­vices have been in­tro­duced in Wal­halla with the in­stal­la­tion of new re­cy­cling street bins through­out the town.

About 20 of the cur­rent 50 gen­eral waste street bins in Wal­halla have been fit­ted with re­cy­cling lids to en­cour­age bet­ter waste be­hav­iours and elim­i­nate re­cy­cling ma­te­ri­als go­ing to land­fill.

An ad­di­tional 10 re­cy­cling bins have been de­liv­ered, of­fer­ing res­i­dents an op­por­tu­nity to utilise the ser­vice for their house­hold re­cy­cling waste at var­i­ous lo­ca­tions within the town.

Pre­vi­ously, Wal­halla res­i­dents and vis­i­tors did not have ac­cess to a re­cy­cling waste ser­vice.

Mayor Joe Gauci said it was great to see more re­cy­cling ser­vices be­ing in­tro­duced across the dis­tant cor­ners of the mu­nic­i­pal­ity.

“In­stalling more re­cy­cling bins through­out Wal­halla will in­crease re­source re­cov­ery and re­duce these ma­te­ri­als be­ing sent to land­fill,” he said.

The re­cy­cling ser­vice is be­ing in­tro­duced to the town at no ex­tra cost to ratepay­ers.

Wal­halla also will see change to the colour of ex­ist­ing gen­eral waste bins from green to red, with yel­low for re­cy­cling, to en­sure con­sis­tency and com­pli­ance with the state stan­dard colour code for the bin lids.

East ward Cr Michael Leaney was piv­otal in ob­tain­ing the new re­cy­cling street bins for Wal­halla.

“It’s es­sen­tial Wal­halla pro­vide re­cy­cling ser­vices to the town; not only for the res­i­dents but for the thou­sands to peo­ple who pass through the town that want to do the right thing.

“We be­lieve this is a great achieve­ment for Wal­halla as res­i­dents are se­ri­ous about re­duc­ing waste to land­fill and be­lieve this is a great op­por­tu­nity to do our part.

“This is just a start of the re­cy­cling ser­vice to the town. Coun­cil’s kerb­side garbage con­trac­tor, Solo Re­source Re­cov­ery will con­tinue to mon­i­tor re­cy­cling habits in the town to en­sure the ser­vice sup­ply and de­mand is met,” Cr Leaney said.

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