Moyne introduces a fourth bin for glass

Moyne Shire has become the first council in the region to introduce a fourth bin for glass.

Over 6,000 residents have received the purple lidded glass only bins. The new service commenced in February with bins being collected every four weeks.

Moyne Shire Mayor, Cr Daniel Meade said the decision to introduce the fourth bin for glass was driven by Council’s need for long-term solution to recycling following the closure SKM.

“With all of Moyne’s recyclables going to landfill since July 2019, we have had to review the entire kerbside collection system, and work with our contractors to prevent more recyclables ending up in landfill,” Cr Meade said.

In its first month, the service has collected over 40 tonnes of glass, with less than 1% contamination found in the glass bins.

“This is a great result so far and we will continue to educate residents on proper bin use through our Better4Moyne program”

Glass collected from bins is being crushed for use as a sand substitute in a local road construction projects.

As part of the changes, Moyne’s commingled recycling is now being processed by Australian Paper Recovery (APR). Due to processor requirements, the only plastics now accepted in Moyne’s commingled recycling bins are those with the recycling symbol 1 and 2.

For more information about the changes to Moyne’s kerbside services visit www.moyne.vic.gov.au/Better4Moyne.

 

Elsewhere in the region, Warrnambool City Council are currently trialling a fourth bin for glass and Surf Coast Shire Council are planning to introduce a fourth glass only bin in July.

The kerbside reforms announced as part of the Recycling Victoria strategy will see that all Victorians have a glass bin or access to glass services by 2027.