City of Logan preschoolers enjoy council visit during National Recycling Week

City of Logan preschoolers enjoy council visit during National Recycling Week

by Freya Lucas

November 16, 2021

Children and educators from Park Ridge Childcare and Preschool hosted a visit from Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, Division 8 Councillor Jacob Heremaia and representatives from Logan City Council’s new waste contractor Cleanaway as part of National Recycling Week.

 

During the visit children learnt about the benefits of recycling, helped sort and bin recyclable materials and watched as a yellow-lid recycling bin was emptied into a Cleanaway truck.

 

There are now nearly 120,000 premises across the City of Logan with yellow-lid recycling bins. In 2020/21, this resulted in a record 13,225 tonnes of recyclable material being diverted from landfill.

 

Requests also continue to come in for Council’s new green waste bins with 543 applications received in October. There are now 11,513 green waste bins being collected each fortnight across the city which has resulted in nearly 1,100 tonnes of green waste being turned into compost since 1 July, when the service was launched.

 

City of Logan residents also appear to be gaining a better understanding of good recycling practices. The latest contamination rate (28.3 per cent) – which represents items put in yellow-lid bins that are not recyclable – was the lowest in 18 months. 

 

Councillor Raven praised City of Logan residents for embracing recycling but urged there was more work to be done.

 

“Reducing the amount of rubbish that gets buried as landfill is everyone’s job,” Cr Raven said.

 

“Our recycling and green waste bins are helping to do that and we will continue to work with residents to explore new ways to reduce what goes into our landfill bins every week.”

 

For more information on National Recycling Week, go to: Planet Ark Recycling Near You. For more information on Council’s recycling program go to: Recycling – Logan City Council

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