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This article was published on Thursday, 29 November, 2018. The information contained within may be out of date or inaccurate. News articles and media releases older than 60 days are archived for future reference.

Delivery of more free purple compostable bags is rolling out now!

It is now three years since the initial rollout of the green lid bins and kitchen caddies and residents can expect to receive their next complimentary roll of purple compostable bags during December 2018.

Residents have achieved great results with sorting their waste and contamination rates are continuing to drop in the green lid bin. In the past year approximately 7,200 tonnes of garden and food waste have been diverted from landfill, the equivalent of about 360,000 wheelie bins. Council is proud of this achievement and provide the complimentary bags as a thank you.

Greater Shepparton City Council Director Infrastructure Phil Hoare has commended residents on their continuing efforts over the past year.

“This has significantly contributed to the success of composting in our municipality. It has not only saved ratepayers’ money but it also has wonderful benefits for our environment, as the composting materials go back into the earth it improves the health of our soils and makes our land more productive,” he said.

 “The purple compostable bags meet strict Australian standards and are specifically designed to break down in the composting process, so please only use these Council provided bags in your kitchen caddy and green lid bin. Keeping contamination low is important as it ensures we fully reap the benefits of the service.

“I encourage residents to keep up the good work and help us work together to reduce landfill and protect our environment.”

Council wishes to advise if residents do not receive their complimentary roll of bags by early January 2019 to please contact Council’s Customer Service Team on (03) 5832 9700.

For more information on what can and can’t go in the green lid bins, click here.


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