Full steam ahead on organics

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GREEN THUMBS: During the monthly council meeting on Tuesday night in the Council Chambers, councillors voted to pass the recommendations for the comprehensive rollout of organics bins and to purchase a slow speed shredder for the new Organics Processing Plant. PHOTO: Mitchell Gastin

THE Rural City of Wangaratta has agreed to complete a full organics bin rollout to four surrounding townships and will purchase a $751,000 slow speed organics shredder to use at council’s new organics processing plant.

Following a comprehensive survey which returned a result of 50.2 per cent in favour of organic bins, councillors have passed the recommendation to issue all residencies within Milawa, Oxley, Glenrowan and Hamilton Park with an organics bin.

During council’s September meeting on Tuesday night, director of infrastructure services Alan Clark said council received survey responses from 40 per cent of affected residents.

“We rolled this service out to the urban parts of Wangaratta several years ago and it’s been a very significant success,” Mr Clark told the gallery.

“We’ve diverted 33 per cent of our waste from our landfill which has extended the life of our landfill, which has saved council and ratepayers a lot of money and it’s been great for the environment.”

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