Noosa Council in Queensland has kick-started the year with a new education campaign, encouraging locals to sort their rubbish before heading to the waste facility to save time and money.
There are so many items that can dumped for free, including metals, cardboard, electronic waste such as computers, laptops, televisions, kettles, televisions, batteries and gas bottles.
Waste Manager Kyrone Dodd said sorting a load of rubbish can be a huge money saver.
“It helps the hip pocket, but there’s also environmental benefits as less waste will end up in landfill and more resources will be recycled,” he said.
A council officer is on site most days at the Eumundi Road landfill, giving tips on what can be recycled and helping residents to better understand the importance of sorting their load.
Dodd said many people are surprised at what can be unloaded for free.
“We hope by having an officer on site and handing out an information flyer, residents will understand the importance of how sorting your load can make a massive difference to what goes into landfill,” he said.
Noosa’s waste facility is currently receiving more than 500 vehicles a day.
“The State Government has placed a target of getting 80 per cent of waste diverted from landfill by 2030, so at this time of the year, taking a bit more time when you load the vehicle can be a massive help in reducing waste,” Dodd said.
For more information, visit: www.noosa.qld.gov.au