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Recycling was on the rise in 2020

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Waste and Recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Tanya McLoughlin congratulated residents for their recycling efforts

Recycling was on the rise in 2020 and waste to landfill was reduced with Bundaberg Region residents recycling a whopping 114.8 million kilograms worth of materials.

Through Council Waste Facilities alone more than 109 million kilograms of material was recycled, up from 82 million kilograms in 2019.

More than 75 million kilograms of waste made its way to landfill throughout the year, which was a reduction of 1,267,430 kilograms on the previous 12 months.

Bundaberg Regional Council Waste and Recycling portfolio spokesperson Cr Tanya McLoughlin said the figures revealed a positive trend.

“It’s wonderful to see such a big jump in recycling numbers which have already started pushing our waste to landfill figures down,” Cr McLoughlin said.

“By working together to reduce the amount of waste to landfill we’re making positive strides towards protecting our local environment.

“More recycling also means greater reuse of valuable materials.”

Cr McLoughlin said the waste and recycling bin collections team was kept busy throughout the year delivering a vital service to the region.

During 2020 2,080,000 rubbish bins were collected along with 900,000 recycling bins.

The team also replaced 1057 damaged bins, repaired 368 and started 467 new bin services.

Waste and recycling staff responded to 3824 customer service requests throughout the year.

Another major milestone for the team in 2020 was the introduction of an online bin collection day finder.

“We found residents were searching for a convenient way to remember their bin collection day and recycling week so we have introduced this easy to use system to Council’s website,” Cr McLoughlin said.

“Simply type in your address and your next general waste collection day and recycling collection day will be displayed.”

For more information about recycling head to Council's website or head direct to the bin collection day finder.

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