The recycling system in Australia is in crisis and likely to continue to fail. As a long-term solution to avoid sending recyclables to landfill Moyne Shire Council is introducing a fourth kerbside bin for glass separation across the entire shire early next year.
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Purple-lidded bins for glass were initially going to be trialled for six months in Koroit only, however the recent closure of SKM facilities has resulted in recyclables going to landfill.
Council will no longer be reliant on SKM as there are other facilities that can process recyclables not contaminated by glass.
Glass is considered a contaminant when mixed with other recyclables because it smashes and mixes with paper and plastic, making them difficult to process. Until your purple bin is delivered, remember glass goes in the garbage.
Moving ahead with a shire-wide rollout of glass-only kerbside collection is not just better for the environment, it’s better economic management of our waste – it’s Better4Moyne.