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Posted on: 27 June, 2017

Bombala bin rollout set to commence

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The roll out of new waste and recycling bins for the Bombala and Delegate region kerbside collection will commence in early to mid-July with Council continuing its commitment to improving the management of resource and waste across the Snowy Monaro.

Residents will have greater scope to recycle more efficiently in Council’s latest effort to reduce the amount of waste ending up in landfill.

Residential and commercial properties that receive a kerbside collection will start to see the roll out of a new 1x120L red lidded waste bin and a 1x360L yellow lidded recycling bin. The new yellow lidded recycling bin will replace the crate currently used for recyclables.

An information flyer will be distributed to inform residents and commercial premises as to what materials can be recycled. The new bin will be fully comingled, meaning paper, cardboard, plastics, Tetra packs such as long life milk and fruit boxes, aluminium and steel cans, glass jars and bottles, disposable coffee cups and all other recyclable materials with the exception of polystyrene can be placed in the yellow lidded bin.

“The rollout of bins demonstrates Council’s commitment to ongoing improvements to resource and waste across the region,” Snowy Monaro Regional Council Administrator Dean Lynch said.

“When you consider that around two-thirds of the contents of an ‘average’ kerbside bin don’t need to be buried in landfill, we really can achieve some major environmental improvements with minimal changes to the way we manage our waste.”

Residents can keep their old waste bin and crate for use around the yard, or they can place their old bin and crate out on the kerbside for Council to collect. These will be sent on for recycling and/or made available through Council’s second-hand buy back shop for purchase by rural residents. For their old bin to be collected, people are required to complete the ‘bin surrender’ form (please contact Council on 1300 345 345 for this option). A bin surrender form can be found on Council’s website and can be filled in from July 17.

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