Recyling arrives in Walhalla
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.