We try to have a waste education component in all of our activities, whether it is an organised workshop or public gathering, there’s always an opportunity to minimise waste! Some of the ways we’re encouraging Hills people to:
- reduce waste
- minimise consumption
- find alternatives to plastic
- recycle, repurpose & re-use
- share stuff & meet other Hills people
(and have fun doing it!)
We took a small bus-load to Red Hill to see where our local waste goes.
In the past, members of this group have spent some time researching ways, which individuals in the Hills could make a meaningful reduction of their waste to landfill and perhaps lower costs to the ratepayer and the Shire Council and we came up with the idea of helping householders reduce the frequency of their rubbish collections to once a fortnight rather than once a week which would of course reduce the amount of rubbish to landfill-the ultimate aim for all concerned. If enough people take up this option the reduction could be dramatic. We are exploring ways that such a system might be implemented and also exploring possible incentives for people to take up this option. Part of this plan will also include an education plan for householders on how to achieve reduced rubbish output through composting, recycling and other initiatives that will reduce their rubbish output.