What a waste!

THE Noosa Council says 75 tonnes of waste a week should not be going to landfill.
In giving the go-ahead for the next step in its Towards Zero Waste strategy, council has revealed that figure, which amounts to a mountain of 4000 tonnes of waste per year, could be recycled instead.
As wheelie bins are collected each week, over one fifth of what we put into general waste could easily be recycled using the existing recycling bin service.
The next stage of the Towards Zero Waste strategy is will involve tendering for a specialist consultant to develop options around the big waste issues identified earlier last week by Ian Christensen of Lloyd Consulting at the general committee meeting.
They were:
* Waste avoidance, involving community education and engagement.
* Cutting garden and food waste which makes up about 50 per cent of landfill.
* Improving recycling.
* Commercial waste options like using private competition rather than a single contractor.
* Fees and charging structure.
Once the options are known, the public will have their chance to have a say.
While the new council has already restored the popular annual kerbside bulk waste collection that’s currently underway, it’s determined to keep making progress and to protect environmentally sensitive areas around the Eumundi Road recycling and disposal facility.