Recycling trial at four of City's sportsgrounds

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The City of Greater Bendigo is trialling the use of recycling bins at four of the City’s key sporting grounds in a bid to improve resource recovery.

Kangaroo Flat’s Dower Park,  Strathfieldsaye Recreation Reserve, Strathdale Park and Truscott Reserve in California Gully are all part of the trial.

City of Greater Bendigo Resource Recovery Development Coordinator Bridgette McDougall said all of the reserves involved have been identified as generating large quantities of recyclable waste from their canteens, social functions and the general public which up until now has been going straight to landfill.

“The trial has been welcomed by the tenant clubs of the four participating recreation reserves, where each general waste bin will be paired with a recycling bin to encourage patrons to sort and dispose of their waste responsibly,” Ms McDougall said.

“The recycling bins will be emptied weekly instead of fortnightly and at the conclusion of the trial we will meet with the sportsground tenants to gather their feedback about the trial.

“We will use the findings of the trial and the feedback we receive from the sporting clubs to introduce recycling to more sportsgrounds in the future.

“The City has a strong commitment to resource recovery and waste management and we want to encourage residents to sort their waste correctly not only when they are home, but also when they are out and about and enjoying our local facilities.

“Sporting events attract people of all ages and this is a great way to continue to educate our community to sort their waste beyond the home.”

The trial commenced in July.

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