Free green waste weekend a hit

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A total of 191.25 cubic metres of green waste, or about 38.25 tons, will be converted to mulch following a Free Green Waste Weekend at the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre.

The free weekend, held on 25-26 May, was aimed at promoting responsible waste disposal and environmental practices within the community. Residents and ratepayers could dispose of up to 300 kilograms of green waste, including lawn clippings, branches, garden prunings, and raw timber offcuts, at no cost.

Benella Mayor Cr Danny Claridge said the turnout was impressive, with the Recourse Recovery Centre receiving a total of 191.25 cubic meters of green waste – about 38.25 tons.

The collected green waste was mulched for use at the Benalla Landfill and Resource Recovery Centre for erosion prevention and to promote grass growth.

Claridge said this effort not only helps in maintaining the facility but also contributes to broader environmental conservation goals by reducing soil erosion and enhancing greenery.

“Overall, the Free Green Waste Weekend was a commendable effort in fostering community participation in sustainable practices and effective waste management,” Claridge said.

“By providing a convenient and cost-free way to dispose of green waste, the initiative has helped reduce landfill waste while supporting ecological initiatives at the Resource Recovery Centre.”

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