Many rural properties in Strathbogie do not have access to a kerbside bin service. To see if you are eligible for a new service you can apply for new bins online here and we will be in touch.
Even without a kerbside service, residents can still take measures to manage their waste safely and Council is eager to support you to do so. Our Transfer Stations are available to all residents to help dispose of waste and sort recycling. Learn more about our Transfer Stations here.
This online event has been designed to give residents without a kerbside bin service information about your responsibilities for managing waste, inspiration for reducing waste and a run down of council services available to you.
Topics and guest speakers include:
• Whole farm waste minimisation with David Arnold from Murrnong Farm
• Understand and manage your risks of harm from waste with Mark Bannister from the EPA
• Council Services at Transfer Stations with Michael Young from Strathbogie Shire Council
View the webinar here:
What happens when food is sent to landfill? It’s not good. As food rots away in landfill it creates greenhouse gases, including methane – a gas 25 times more potent than carbon dioxide. But on top of that, the production, harvesting, transporting and packaging of wasted food all generates greenhouse gases too.
Here are some tips and tricks to help you both reduce your food waste and save you money:
- Plan your meals. Take the time to plan your meals weekly. That way you only buy what you need and when it comes to 5 o’clock there is no dreading dinner as you know exactly what you’re having, with all ingredients ready to go. There are even meal planning apps you can use.
- Use up leftovers. Check out these amazing recipes:
– Bread & Butter Pudding
– Stale Bread Gnocchi
– Broccoli Stalk Pesto
– Whole Banana Bread
- Check what you already have in your fridge, freezer and pantry and use these up first.
- Improve food storage. Check out our fact sheets for handy tips to help you store and savour every bite:
– Bread Waste Fact Sheet
– Simple Rules for Storing Fruit and Veggies
- Create a herb garden. How many times do you purchase a packet of herbs (usually wrapped in plastic) and only use a portion of them?
- Unavoidable food waste should always go in your Green Bin