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Domestic waste system wins award

The Penrith City community has played a large part in Penrith City Council receiving a prestigious Excellence in Sustainability highly commended award from the Local Government Managers Association NSW (LGMA) for its three-bin domestic waste system.

Your diligent use of the green-lidded organics bin had resulted in the amount of the City’s total waste being diverted from landfill increasing appreciably from 20 per cent to 61 per cent.

This is a phenomenal result that couldn’t have been achieved without your good work in sorting your household waste.

Food and organics make up more than 50 per cent of domestic waste and being able to divert it from ever dwindling landfill sites saves ratepayers’ money as the cost to dispose of residual waste, which is paid for through your rates, is becoming highly expensive.

The cost to compost the organics that goes in your green-lidded bin is half the cost of sending the residual waste that goes in your red-lidded bin to landfill.

Well done!

Source: The Western Weekender

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