Strathbogie Shire Council

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Recycling remains unchanged for Strathbogie

Wednesday, 28 February, 2018

Last week the Victorian Government announced a $13 million package for councils and industry impacted by China’s decision to restrict the import of recyclable materials to maintain the ongoing kerbside collection of household recyclable materials.

Strathbogie Shire currently continues to remain unaffected by the industry pressures and our recycling service is continuingas normal.

Council is certainly aware of the significance of the issue at hand and continues to work closely with our Regional Waste and Resource Recovery Group and our contractors to keep up to date on the issues and will continue to provide timely updates as they become available.

Strathbogie Shire Waste Management Engineer Darren Ritchie said whilst Strathbogie is currently unaffected, the current situation highlights the important role that households play in the recycling process.

“Of particular importance is the need to eliminate contaminants from your recycling bins,” Mr Ritchie explained.

“Contamination degrades the quality of your recyclables and, in turn, lessens their market value.”

“It also emphasises the need for us as a community to re-think our waste management practices,” Mr Ritchie said.

Residents are urged to shop wisely and, where possible, choose products without packaging to avoid generating waste at the outset.

In order to ‘close the loop’, we should be actively sourcing products that are made from recycled materials, helping the industry to grow and providing a viable market for all the recyclable materials we place into our recycling bin.   




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