The City of Greater Bendigo is calling on local residents to respond to a short survey on their general waste, recycling and organic bins and the frequency of curbside collections to help plan for the future.
Brooke Pearce, responsible for resource recovery and education for the City of Greater Bendigo, said the City is working to meet the requirements of the draft Municipal Climate Change and Environment Strategy.
“A key action of the strategy is to work towards zero waste. Zero waste is about reducing the volume of waste we generate, reusing it where possible and ultimately not sending anything to landfill that can be recovered or recycled, ”said Pearce.
“To help us meet these goals, the City is asking residents to complete a short survey to help guide future decision making and planning regarding the frequency of curbside collections of general trash, recycling and organic waste. .
“Community feedback is essential to inform future planning and decision making, and the survey should only take a few minutes.
“A future change in the frequency of curbside general waste, organic waste and recycling collections could save households in Grand Bendigo money and encourage better management of household waste, which helps divert recyclable items from landfills. “
The survey should only take a few minutes and is available at https://letstalkgeaterbendigo.com.au/kerbside-collection-survey until Friday, October 22, 2021.
Survey questions include:
- What size general bin do you have (140 L (small) or 240 L (large)?
- On average, how full is your general trash bin each week?
- What size recycling bin do you have (140L (small), 240L (large) or 360L (extra-large)?
- On average, how full is your recycling bin every two weeks?
- Do you have an organic waste bin? If so, what size do you have (140L (small) or 240L (large)?
- On average, what is the fill level of your organic bin every fortnight?
- Would you be happy with a general waste collection every fortnight rather than a weekly collection if it saved you around $ 55 on your annual bill and supported the reduction in carbon emissions?
- Would you be happy to increase general waste collection every two weeks and increase recycling every week?