Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Funding for Ewaste and Public Recycling approved

Council voted last Tuesday to fund(approx $110k) three Ewaste collection days this financial year.This is very good news for residents and the environment alike.

After last years very successful collection days held in each ward, where record levels of uptake for Melbourne were recorded (29 tonnes at the town hall day- see prev posts), I felt it was always important to continue to provide this service.

There is an increasingly amount of EWaste incl TVS and computers in our community that was being placed out for hard rubbish disposal- ending up in landfill.

With Federal stewardship guidelines till several years away this was a very good decision.

Also for the first time recycling bins will be provided for in our major shopping strips. This program funded at $75k will be rolled out over the next six months.

Both of these fundings had been recommended by the Environment Advisory Committee which certainly does benefit from having the expertise of four external community members.

As I said in the chamber on Tuesday night in advocating for this funding, feel its important that Council does provide leadership on issues like this.

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