Free purple compostable bags are rolling out now!

It is now four 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 from mid-January to mid-February.

Residents have achieved great results with sorting their waste and contamination rates are continuing to drop for the green lid bin. In the past year approximately 7,200 tonnes of garden and food waste have been diverted from landfill, which is enough to fill more than 100 garbage trucks. Council is proud of this achievement and provides 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 and economy, as the composted material is predominately used on farm land to improve the health of the soil and its productivity,” 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 waste to landfill and protect our environment.”

If you do not receive your complimentary roll of bags by the end of February 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, visit our Waste page.

 

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