The locals in the Wingecarribee Shire are committed to reducing how much waste gets sent to landfill. In the town of Bundanoon in NSW, they’ve banned all plastic bottles and working towards doing the same for plastic bags. In other regions within the shire, community groups have set up worm farms and workshops to teach people how to reduce their waste.
Chris Murphy, Waste Co-ordinator at Wingecarribee Shire Council, says the region is setting the benchmark when it comes to the way it handles waste and recycling. He says the Wingecarribee Community Recycling Centre is one of the best in NSW and has had representatives from the South Australian Government and Queensland Governments inspect it to help facilities in their own backyard.
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