Audit on kerbside recycling bins

25/01/2018
 
As you may be aware, the NSW State Government has introduced container deposit legislation where a value of 10 cents applies to all eligible used beverage containers. The aim of the Container Deposit Scheme is to reduce litter and increase recycling across the state.
 
In an effort to measure the success of the Scheme’s introduction, the NSW Environment Protection Authority (EPA) has selected 29 councils across the state to conduct kerbside recycling audits in. One hundred kerbside recycling (yellow lid) bins in each council area will be sampled.
 
Shellharbour City Council is one of the first councils selected by the NSW EPA, with sampling to take place in the Blackbutt/Flinders area on Tuesday 30 January 2017. The contents of each of the 100 bins selected will be bagged, taken to a sorting facility and then items will be sorted by product and packaging. Highly experienced auditors engaged by the NSW EPA will conduct the sampling. Data from audits will help determine an average number of eligible containers, in kerbside recycling bins across the state.
 
The vehicle collecting the material will be unlike the normal collection truck and will be marked with “apc waste consultants”.
 
If you do not consent to having the contents of your bin audited or have any questions regarding the audit, please contact Waste Services on 4221 6242 by 12pm Monday 29 January 2018.
 
We apologise for the short notice, however, Council only received advice of this on Tuesday 23 January 2018.