Heading toward a greener future
Posted on 04 Sep, 2023
Did you know that up to 30% of residential bins are filled with food waste? Council is working on minimizing the impact of contamination by offering new ways to dispose of your organic waste.
From September 2023, ASTC will introduce a new station at the Regional Waste Management Facility (RWMF) dedicated to collecting all things “food”. We have recently installed a BiobiN at the RWMF, a revolutionary bin that is designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. The BiobiN begins the composting process automatically, giving us a range of benefits including:
- Reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Prolonging the lifespan of landfills
- Breaking down food waste efficiently
- Contributing to the concept of a circular economy
The best part is that it’s incredibly simple to use! All you need to do is separate your food waste and remove any packaging or gardening materials and drop it off at the Transfer Station. That includes anything from coffee grounds to meat and citrus products.
You’re welcome to drop off your food waste any day of the week, from Monday to Sunday, between 8 am and 4 pm. Just head over to the designated bin at the RWMF transfer station.
It’s a small change that can make a big difference!