Inverell Goes Bigger and Better

Wednesday, 18th February 2015

Local residents now have increased ability to make a positive impact on their environment, thanks to a new initiative of Inverell Shire Council.

From February, residents will have the option of increasing their recycling by choosing to move to a larger 360 litre bin, 50 per cent larger than the current 240 litre yellow recycling bin. The move comes as a response to a growing number of households who are generating a large volume of recyclable waste.

Council Mayor, Paul Harmon explained, "We found that many households were filling their recycling bin to capacity, then having no choice but to toss their surplus recycling into the regular household kerbside bin".

"This means we have more waste entering landfill, leading to increased pressure on our landfill sites and our natural environment. The 360 litre bins will help the community to keep more recyclable waste out of landfill and obviously, the more we can recycle, the better".

Council believes the introduction of the larger bins will see a positive impact on recycling levels and will also reduce waste entering landfill. Similar initiatives across the state have triggered an increase in household recycling in the vicinity of 30 per cent.

Local residents who wish to upgrade their bin can do so at a one-off cost of $30.00. The 360 litre bins will be delivered by Council staff, who will collect the 240 litre bin at the same time.

"Council is subsidising the cost of the larger bin, meaning residents can pay their $30.00 and agree to exchange their 240 litre bin for a brand new 360 litre yellow recycling bin", Mayor Harmon explained.

To apply for a larger recycling bin, residents are invited to call in to the Council Administration Centre in Otho Street.

Please download the flyer for this initiative for further information.

Flyer: Inverell goes bigger and better 


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