Bin inspections allow targeted community feedback, network meeting hears

From sharing lessons on successful kerbside bin inspection programs, to hearing important information on how new Australian and Victorian government rules and regulations will affect council transfer stations―it was busy month for our networks.

Bin inspection insights shared at council waste education network meeting

Kerbside bin inspections are a great way to provide targeted feedback to residents, our council waste education network (Ed Net) heard last month. A panel of council officers from the cities of Boroondara, Whitehorse, Port Phillip and Bayside shared how education and communication is key when conducting kerbside bin inspection programs to reduce contamination, monitor performance, and improve waste and recycling outcomes.

Over 50 participants attended to share resources, information, and ideas to improve food waste recovery. Council officers also heard from Sustainability Victoria about the Recycling Victoria Household Education and Behaviour Change Fund, which can be used to support them in educating their community to transition to a four stream household recycling service.

Focus on new rules and regulations for the Transfer Station Network

Attendees at the June meeting of our Transfer Station Network heard how the National Waste Policy Action Plan seeks to make better use of Australia’s resources. A representative from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment presented on the policy, with a focus on the new rules for waste plastic exports from 1 July 2021.

Environment Protection Authority Victoria also presented on the subordinate legislation that will support the new Environment Protection Act 2017 when it comes into effect on 1 July 2021.

Members had the opportunity to ask questions and find out more about how the new rules, regulations and guidance will affect transfer stations and resource recovery centres.

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Last updated: 23/06/2021