Greenwaste will continue to be collected in Moorabool’s urban areas, after Council voted to make its greenwaste collection trial a permanent service.
Council began the trial in early 2017 in Bacchus Marsh and Ballan areas, in a bid to lessen environmental impacts and extend the life of our existing landfills. Prior to the trial, Council was diverting approximately 1000 tonnes of garden waste per year from landfill.
“Prior to starting the trial, officers undertook extensive consultation to see if residents would support and use a greenwaste service,” Mayor Cr Paul Tatchell said.
“Responses indicated residents in urban areas of the Shire would take part in it, so we put a trial in place, and uptake of the service was high, so we were happy to continue the service on an ongoing basis,” Cr Tatchell said.
Since the trial started, in excess of 2,000 Bacchus Marsh and Ballan residents have signed up for a green bin and have been receiving the service in alternate weeks to Council’s recycling service.
“Since we started it, the volume of wast- to-landfill collected from kerbside services has decreased from 6,122 tonnes in the 2016 calendar year to 5,935 in the 2017 calendar year. During this period there were 635 tonnes of greenwaste collected from households – all of this has been diverted from landfill, which is a great outcome. We look forward to this continuing,” Cr Tatchell said.
Bacchus Marsh and Ballan residents who don’t yet use the service but would like to can sign up at any time. Application forms are on Council’s website: https://www.moorabool.vic.gov.au/forms/waste-service-application-form or a hard copy of the form can be obtained from our customer service centres in Ballan, Darley and Lerderderg Library, Bacchus Marsh.