This year throughout the month of June Moreland City Council are asking residents to take the Zero Waste for a Week Challenge. The challenge is to not put anything in your rubbish bin but you can still recycle and compost throughout the week.
The first 50 Moreland residents to register will receive a free compost bin and the first 150 residents will receive a waste wise kit.
Visit the Materials Recovery Facility
Moreland Council is also offering free tours of the Materials Recycling Facility in Coburg so that residents can find out what happens to recyclables once they leave the kerbside. Tours will take place on Tuesday 5 June and Wednesday 20 June from 10.30 am – 11.30 am. Meeting at Coburg Library at 10 am. Please send an email if you would like to register for a tour.
Sign up for a composting workshop
Two workshops will also be held by Moreland Council in June covering composting, worm farming and using a Bokashi bin. Come along and learn all you need to know to keep food waste out of your rubbish bin. Reducing waste reduces the cost to Council of waste disposal helping to prevent higher rate increases.
Composting workshop 1
Monday 18 June, 6.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Glenroy Library, 737 Pascoe Vale Road, Glenroy
Composting workshop 2
Tuesday 26 June 2 pm – 3 pm, Coburg Library meeting room, 26 Louisa Street, Coburg
There are plenty of further tips on reducing household waste on the Council’s Zero Waste for a Week Challenge webpage.