New sustainable initiatives and the servicing of more than 2.8 million household wheelie bins were among Bundaberg Regional Council’s 2023 waste management highlights.
In a stride towards sustainable waste management, this year saw Council implement several bin collection initiatives throughout the region.
Council's kerbside bin collection included the servicing of over 2,100,000 waste bins and 750,000 recycling bins in the calendar year.
The initiative of capturing food and garden organics and creating opportunities for reusable, high value products is also a key theme in Council’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan which was adopted in November.
Council also introduced an innovative bin tagging program, aimed at educating residents participating in the FOGO trial and the community at large in their recycling efforts.
Through this bin inspection program, which has already resulted in more than 3,000 bin top audits, over 90% of households have demonstrated proper bin usage by placing the correct item in the correct bin.
The Waste and Recycling department also had a record number of swift responses to bin repairs and replacements in 2023.
The team replaced or repaired 2,900 wheelie bins within just five or less business days of a resident submitting the request.
For more information about Council's ongoing commitment to sustainable waste management and to view the Waste Reduction and Recycling Plan document, head to Council’s website.