More recycling bins in public places

22 September 2015

AlburyCity will begin installing new recycling bins across the city's shopping precincts and high profile areas as part of a push to encourage greater rates of recycling.A total of 78 new bins will be installed and the first bins will be placed around Dean Street, QEII Square and the Wagga Road Shopping Precinct.

A total of 78 new bins will be installed and the first bins will be placed around Dean Street, QEII Square and the Wagga Road Shopping Precinct.

Council is investing $300,000 in its public place recycling program after audits of existing bins located in these areas showed more than 60% of the waste was recyclable.

Mayor Kevin Mack says household rates for recycling are very high and Council has received many requests for improved recycling facilities in shopping precincts and city parks, especially our riverside parks.

"We know our residents are very good at recycling in the home and we want to encourage them to continue these good habits when they're out and about the city," Cr Mack said.

The new bins will be placed at strategic locations across the city from 23 September with the first sets of bins to be installed in and around QEII Square to coincide with the opening weekend of MAMA.