According to Council, the adoption of our organic waste (Green) bins several years ago has seen a huge reduction in the amount of general waste (red bin waste) that goes to Landfill.
The community's rates pay pay directly for Landfill, so reducing our general waste by putting all organic waste in green bins will directly benefit our rates, as well as reducing the land required in the future for waste disposal.
Green bins come with a sticker explaining what can, and cannot, go inside.
If yours has come off, you can get a replacement at the Benalla Rural City Customer Service Centre on Bridge Street. It includes this information:
However, we can always improve on this achievement, and every little reduction in general waste helps reduce the total impact of rubbish – including importantly the cost to all of us!
Only around 50% of households are using their green bins, so if more of us use them, the reduction in waste going to landfill will be even moresignificant.
A mini hint is to use a green bag in your paper shredder to get rid of personal papers and it’s easy to add to the organics bin; other paper of course should be recycled in the yellow bin.