Mathoura bins on their way

The Riverine Herald - - NEWS -

MOAMA and Mathoura res­i­dents are set to re­ceive their green gar­den or­gan­ics bins over the next two weeks, as part of Mur­ray River Coun­cil’s com­mit­ment to re­duc­ing what goes to land­fill.

The new sys­tem will en­able res­i­dents to dis­pose of gar­den or­gan­ics such as prun­ings, leaves, weeds, grass clip­pings, branches and flow­ers, with food waste col­lec­tion to be in­tro­duced to the ser­vice in 2019. Mur­ray River Coun­cil mayor Chris Bilkey said res­i­dents should start re­ceiv­ing bins over the com­ing weeks.

“From next week, res­i­dents will start to re­ceive a 240L green-lid bin, which will be col­lected fort­nightly,’’ he said.

“The bins will be for the col­lec­tion of gar­den and ul­ti­mately food waste, pro­vid­ing res­i­dents with a more con­ve­nient way to dis­pose of these items while re­duc­ing what goes to lo­cal land­fill.’’

MRC’s green waste bin ini­tia­tive is be­ing in­tro­duced thanks to $252,196 of fund­ing re­ceived from the NSW EPA Lo­cal Gov­ern­ment Or­gan­ics Col­lec­tions Sys­tem Grants Pro­gram.

As the fund­ing was re­ceived via an ap­pli­ca­tion un­der for­mer Mur­ray Shire, MRC’s green waste bins will be a pi­lot pro­gram for Moama and Mathoura res­i­dents only.

Res­i­dents will re­ceive a brochure in their mail­boxes which will an­swer some of the ques­tions they may have about their col­lec­tion day, and what can and can’t go into the bin.

In­for­ma­tion is also avail­able at coun­cil’s web­site: mur­rayriver.nsw.gov.au

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