Recycle right in every room

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MEDIA RELEASE
Date: 19.03.2014
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Recycle right in every room
We usually think of the kitchen as ‘recycle-central’ – milk cartons, glass bottles, tin cans –
but what about the rest of the house? Together with its member councils, the Waste
Reduction Group is promoting the new statewide recycling education campaign, “Get It
Right on Bin Night”, encouraging residents to look beyond the kitchen when sorting
recyclables.
“Knowing what can be recycled can be confusing. The Get it Right on Bin Night website
along with your local council website now lists all the household materials that can be
recycled from all rooms of the house”, said Lisa Finn, Regional Education Officer with the
Waste Reduction Group.
“A new Get It Right On Bin Night handy recycling guide is available from your local council.
There is an extensive list of the many items that are accepted in your council kerbside
recycling service. It also has lots of recycling tips about how you can recycle better” she
continued.
By knowing what can be recycled, checking for recyclables in every room and making sure
that recyclables are kept out of plastic bags, we can significantly improve our recycling
efforts. According to waste survey data there is the potential to increase the current 233kg
of recyclables processed per household in the south western region each year, by 45kg by
simply following the information provided as part of the Get It Right On Bin Night campaign.
Councils will be hosting information displays at the following locations over the next few
weeks and residents are invited to drop by and learn more about what can be recycled in
their kerbside service:
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Corangamite Shire Council Office, Manifold St, Camperdown
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Portland Library, Bentink Street, Portland
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Hamilton Library, Brown Street, Hamilton
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Warrnambool City Council Office, Liebig Street, Warrnambool
Get it Right on Bin Night is a Victorian Government campaign delivered locally by the Waste
Reduction Group and member councils. More information about the campaign can be found at
www.getitrightbinnight.vic.gov.au or by contacting Lisa Finn, Regional Education Officer of
the Waste Reduction Group on 03 5571 1520 or email [email protected]
-ENDSFor further information contact:
Vicki Finch
Regional Education Officer
Waste Reduction Group
Tel: 03 5571 1520
M: 0427 362 985
Email: [email protected]
About Get It Right On Bin Night:
Get It Right On Bin Night (GIROBN) is a state-wide campaign that aims to increase household
recycling rates across the metropolitan Melbourne and regional Victoria. The campaign was
developed by Sustainability Victoria (SV) and the Metropolitan Regional Waste Management
Group (MRWMG)
Sources:
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Sustainability Victoria, Local Government Data Collection Survey 2011/2012
South West Region Data Set.
Photograph Opportunities:
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Local residents at the recycling information stand
Local council Mayor/ Local Councillor / Waste Reduction Group Director at the
recycling information stand
Mayor/ Local Councillor / Waste Reduction Group Director showcasing items that
can be recycled
Mayor/ Local Councillor / Waste Reduction Group Director showcasing new recycling
information leaflet
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