New waste services guide launched

Armidale Regional Council

Armidale
Regional Council has entered a new era of waste services, with an updated waste
services guide being delivered to residents.

Armidale
Regional Council’s General Manager James Roncon says the new guide will give
residents more clarity when using our world – class waste and recycling system.

“This guide
is an easy way for residents to gain an understanding of how our waste services
work, and what can and can’t go in each bin,” said Mr Roncon.

“Residents
can stick the easy-to-read brochure on the fridge and leave it there as a quick
reference guide for when in doubt.”

The guide
includes detailed information about what can be recycled, what is considered
organic waste, and what needs to be put in the red lid bin. There is also
information about how often waste is collected and what residents need to do
when leaving bins out for collection.

With the
launch of the new waste services guide also comes a renewed focus on the
environment and sustainability. Protecting native animals and their habitats is
a core message Council hopes to communicate through the new guide.

New signage
using images of native Australian animals has also been put on two Cleanaway
garbage collection trucks to emphasise the important environmental message
Council is trying to convey.

“A major
chunk of the guide is dedicated to educating residents about the City to Soil
program and our world – class recycling system,” said Mr Roncon.

“By
increasing uptake of these programs we are diverting waste from landfill, which
is a vital step in minimising the region’s carbon footprint.”

The hard
copy guide is printed on 100% recycled paper and is being distributed via post
to residents.

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