Waste & Recycling News
No More Mailing Satchels - collection stream now closed.
Council is setting up a new program, Cool Changes, to facilitate the development of local climate change action plans across the shire. They are looking for residents’ input on a range of topics in a short survey. What do you see as priorities? How much does consideration of the environment direct your everyday actions? Do we have time to act or is this a crisis? Add your voice!
Sustainable House Day depends on the work of a sizeable number of volunteers, from homeowners to the people who brave the cold to “man” the farmers’ market stand in August and September. The more helpers, the more fun we all have!
We’re looking for volunteers to help publicise the event so the local “open homes” get lots of visitors, and can share local experience in making homes more comfortable, more affordable and more sustainable.
Could you help for a couple of hours?
Sustainable House Day is a big day for MRSG, especially for the Sustainable Homes Action Group. It’s a day when we share ideas and experience about how to make our homes more comfortable, more energy efficient and cheaper to run - and of course, better for the planet! Three local households have already “stepped up” and offered to open on Sunday September 15th, and we are hoping to see a couple more register soon.
We’re on the lookout for people wanting to help make SHD2019 another success for MRSG, with a variety of jobs and levels of involvement. Could you join us?
Plastic Free July is here, and so is a state-wide ban on E-Waste to landfill.
Last chance to drop off cosmetics, skincare and haircare products - Scheme is Closing SOON!
Council will introduce a full food organics service from 2020, with all kitchen and food waste including meat and bones able to be disposed of in green garden bins. As part of the new service, garden bins will be picked up weekly and collection of general rubbish bins will move to fortnightly.
Update - Terracycle at the Woodend Farmer's Market
Australians get through 273000 tonnes of tissue products each year, which is mostly virgin fibre. Cotton hankies save waste, energy, water and your nose!
Wash Against Waste at the SLF!