Moira not impacted by recycle drama
In good news for residents in Moira Shire, they will not be impacted by the recent changes to the recycling industry as first thought.
General Manager Community Sally Rice is asking residents to continue recycling as normal as collection services will remain unchanged.
“Victorians have a great record when it comes to recycling,” Ms Rice said.
Since 2001 the amount of recyclable household material diverted from landfill has increased by 70 per cent.
Ms Rice said Moira Shire Council was working closely with its contractors and the state government to keep up to date on this matter.
“These current pressures are due to changes to the global recycling market particularly China imposing tighter restrictions on the quality of recyclable materials,” she said.
“These changes are not unique to Victoria and are impacting recycling worldwide.
“This combined with an increased focus on stockpiling practices at recycling processing sites has created unique pressures on the industry.
“We are working with the Victorian Government and industry as a matter of urgency to respond to the issues posed by the China restrictions on recycling and will ensure this matter will not impact our residents.
“Council is reassuring residents that at this stage there is no change to any of our kerbside collection services and we will keep the community updated on the progress of this matter.”