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!