Mathoura bins on their way
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