After all the complaining and all the bickering, it seems we’re a pretty good bunch when it comes to recycling and using our green bins.
From social media comments that said ‘I won’t be using that bin’ (in one way or another), to photos showing residents wanting to throw their bins out when they received them, it was a two-year long saga that seemed like it may just never end.
The mayor even ran a ‘ban the bin’ campaign during the council election, comparing council (as it was under the administrator) to North Korea, before changing his slogan to ‘save our weekly garbage collection’, once the contract was approved and signed.
But it seems, despite all this in the lead up, and some more after the bins were distributed, we have embraced the green, yellow and red lids.
Before the new bin began, council expected only 500 tonnes of organic waste to be thrown away each year. In October alone 950 tonnes was collected.
If you are looking at that as an average collection on a yearly basis you’re looking at a whopping 11,400 tonnes of organic waste a year, thrown out by a city where it seemed half of the residents were 100 per cent against the organic bin.
There’s also be a reduction in the amount of rubbish going into landfill since the start of the three bins by a massive 50 per cent.
That’s not too shabby at all Dubbo!
Enjoy your recycling,