360 litre recycle bin roll-out

360lt recycle bins to be rolled out in Alpine Shire

Alpine Shire residents can now upgrade their standard 240lt recycle bin to a 360lt bin for free.

As part of Alpine Shire Council’s commitment to improving the way it does business, residents can now upsize their recycle bins at no extra cost.

Council’s Waste Management Officer Sandra Light said the larger bin would help residents continue to dispose of waste and recycling items correctly.

“The majority of residents are recycling more and more, and the new 360lt bin will accommodate those who are finding their 240lt recycling bin is not big enough,” she said.

“We want to continue to encourage residents to keep putting the right thing in the right bin and by providing a 360lt bin for the same price as a 240lt bin, it will allow residents to recycle more and not put recyclables in their waste bins.

“When residents recycle it diverts rubbish from landfill, supports Council’s broader waste recovery and reuse objective and helps the environment.”

Ms Light said many people were unaware as to all the items that can now be placed in their recycle bins.

“There are so many items that are placed in the waste bin that could have been recycled, and I encourage residents to visit www.getitrightbinnight.vic.gov.au/what-can-i-recycle, for a list of items that should be put in your recycle bin,” Ms Light said.

“For example empty roll-on deodorant; shampoo bottles; hairspray and aluminium foil can all be placed in your recycle bin.”

Residents can download and complete the ‘change quantity or size of my bin form at http://www.alpineshire.vic.gov.au/UpSizeMyBin and return it via email to info@alpineshire.vic.gov.au.

Anyone without internet access can drop into one of our service centres listed below and pick up a form.
Completed forms can be dropped back to one of the service centres, posted to P.O. Box 139, Bright, Victoria, 3741 or faxed to (03) 5755 1811.

Service Centres:
Alpine Shire Council Office - Cnr Churchill Avenue and Hawthorn Lane, Bright
Myrtleford Library – Cnr Standish Street and O’Donnell Avenue, Myrtleford
Mount Beauty Library – Lakeside Avenue, Mount Beauty

The delivery of the new 360lt bins will take effect over the next few months.

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