The Surf Coast Rubbish and Recycling App (SCRRApp) has cemented itself as a one-stop-shop for all things local waste, highlighted by more than 10,000 downloads of the app.
The Surf Coast Shire Council app was launched following the rollout of the four-bin kerbside collection in February 2021. The popular SCRRApp allows residents and visitors to receive reminders about bin night, download their collection calendar, check what goes in each bin, and be notified when there is a change to the service, such as an extra collection or a code red fire day.
Surf Coast Shire Mayor Cr Libby Stapleton said the milestone of 10,000 downloads showed the free app was making a difference for people.
“If you aren’t one of the 10,000 who has downloaded the app, I encourage you to download it and see if it makes life easier,” she said.
“Personally it’s been helpful to remind me which bin goes out each week, rather than play follow the leader with my neighbours. There’s also a handy search tool to confirm you’re putting the right things in the right bin, which is vital to avoid contamination or recoverable resources ending up in landfill.”
The four-bin kerbside collection consists of food and garden organics (green lid), recycling (yellow), glass (purple) and landfill (red). In the first 12 months of the system:
- 72 per cent of waste has been diverted from landfill.
- 1599 tonnes of glass have been recovered, processed and reused locally.
- Waste deposited to landfill has decreased by 32 per cent.
- Organic waste recovered has increased by 46 per cent.
“It’s been wonderful to see SCRRApp assisting our community, which has embraced the four bin service,” Cr Stapleton said.
“The sorting of household waste is a simple step that we can all take. It contributes to our goal to work towards zero recoverable waste going to landfill, in line with the concept of a circular economy where materials continue to be reused rather than becoming waste.”
Council’s kerbside collection services 18,390 properties in urban areas, and 1838 properties in rural areas.
To download SCRRApp, visit the iTunes or Google Play app stores. Details can also be found at surfcoast.vic.gov.au/SCRRApp.