City of Whittlesea residents will soon receive their new purple-lidded bin in readiness for the new glass recycling service which is due to begin later this year.
Close to 90,000 bins will soon make their way to all households that currently have a council-provided rubbish and recycling bin, in line with the Victorian Government’s requirement of a standardised four-bin waste and recycling system for all councils.
Residents are being encouraged to start using the bin as soon as they receive it, ready for the first collection, which is due to begin in early October. Glass recycling bins in Whittlesea will be collected once every four weeks.
Administrator Peita Duncan said that the addition of glass recycling bins would improve the overall quality of all the recycling that is collected, meaning more of it can be recycled and kept out of landfill.
“Glass often breaks during collection and can get lodged into other recyclables, such as paper and cardboard, making it difficult to recycle. By separating glass in a different bin, we can remove this contaminant and turn old glass bottles and jars into new bottles, or even road base.
“We know our community is committed to reducing waste and making this simple change to the way we recycle at home will make a big difference.”
“The new glass recycling bins are also made with 80 per cent recycled content which is just one example of how we are supporting a circular economy.”
For more information, visit: www.whittlesea.vic.gov.au/glassrecycling