Bass Coast,
23
December
2014
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05:05
Australia/Melbourne

Recycle Right This Summer

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Bass Coast Shire Council is hoping to set a new recycling record this summer, with residents and visitors encouraged to recycle 100% of recyclable packaging by using the right bins at home and in public places.

Council’s Waste Services Team will be out with Bass Coast Shire’s new recycling mascot ‘Rowdy Recycle Bin’ at Cowes foreshore and during community events to promote recycling during the busy summer tourism period.

“Rowdy Recycle Bin will be handing out promotional items to encourage all residents and visitors to ‘do the right thing and use the right bin’,” Mayor, Cr Kimberley Brown said.

“Rowdy just loves making noise about recycling and giving high-fives to good recyclers!”

Rowdy Recycle Bin recently visited local recycling sorting workers at the local material recovery facility.

“We’d love everyone to send them as much recycling as they can this summer, and remember to empty their recycling out of any plastic bags,” Cr Brown said.

“It would also help us if everyone made sure to put non-recyclable stuff like food scraps, nappies and full bags of rubbish in the general waste bins only.”

For information on recycling promotion dates and times visit www.basscoast.vic.gov.au/waste or call Council on 1330 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211.