Recycling Hits Buloke Streets

Recycling away from home is now far easier with the installation of new recycling bins on the streets of Buloke Shire towns.

Buloke Shire, in collaboration with the Central Murray Regional Waste Management Group (CMRWMG), was successful in acquiring funding through Keep Australia Beautifuls Coca-Cola beverage container recycling grants to provide Wycheproof, Donald, Birchip and Charlton with two recycling bins and surrounds.

Items such as aluminium cans, plastic bottles, newspapers and glass bottles can now
be collected on the streets and recovered for recycling; where previously these items went straight to landfill.

“This funding has given the Buloke Shire Council the opportunity to divert many more recyclables from landfill, and further promote a culture of recycling,” remarked Councillor Leo Tellefson.

CMRWMG Executive Officer Karen Fazzani said that “public place recycling bins are
great, as the community wants to be able to recycle away from home.”

“Infrastructure like this brings us a step closer to really making recycling common practise,” stated Ms Fazzani.

It is hoped that contamination of recycling bins by food and other non-recyclables
doesn’t become a problem, as if there are high levels of contamination in recycling bins their contents will unfortunately be sent to landfill.