Pyrenees Shire Council is warning residents to watch what they toss in the newly introduced glass-only waste bins after non-glass items were dumped in Avoca’s glass skip recently.
According to council, a number of items were dumped in the collection bin last week including a milk bottle, ice cream container, stubbie box and plastic wrapping.
The requirement to separate glass from regular recycling came into effect in the shire on November 2 as council’s new recycling contractor, Australian Paper Recovery, only accepts paper, cardboard, steel cans, aluminium cans, plastic milk bottles, soft drink bottles and plastic detergent bottles.
Pyrenees Shire CEO Jim Nolan said residents need to ensure they’re doing the right thing when it comes to recycling.
“We want everyone to do the right thing so the efforts of some are not wasted because of inappropriate actions by a small number of people,” he said.
Glass can be dropped off at collection points located around the shire including the rear of the Avoca Town Hall, the Park Road serviceway at the RV dump point in Beaufort, and the Avoca, Beaufort, Landsborough and Snake Valley transferstations.
For more on this story see Page 5 of The Advertiser, Friday, November 15