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Continue recycling despite current situation: Council

Article Category  Current News
Date Published  Wednesday, August 28 2019
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Continue recycling despite current situation: Council
Hindmarsh Shire Council is urging residents to continue their recycling habits despite the current waste-recycling dilemma facing the state.

Council’s kerbside recycling contract, through Wimmera Mallee Waste, previously resulted in materials being sent to SKM Recycling for processing.

Now due to the closure of SKM processing sites in Geelong and Coolaroo, this arrangement is unavailable to Council.

Council has been working closely with its collection and disposal contractor, as well as other neighbouring councils, to come up with long term solutions to the current regional crisis.

No longer able to stockpile: recyclables to go to landfill
Up until now Council’s waste contractor has been able to stockpile recyclable waste at their local facility, however this facility has reached capacity meaning that recyclables will need to be sent to landfill until a viable financial solution can be found at another recycling facility.

Continue separating your waste
Despite this, Council is encouraging residents to continue to view recyclables as a resource and future asset rather than a standard landfill waste, and thanks residents in advance for their household recycling diligence.

By continuing to separate your waste and recyclables, recycling can resume properly as soon as a suitable alternative is found.

A Council spokesperson said that they will continue to provide further updates on this situation as they come to light.

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