Services provided by Council
Council provides a weekly kerbside waste collection service, a fortnightly kerbside recycling collection service in Yass, Bowning, Binalong and Murrumbateman and operates a “Revolve” facility at Yass Transfer Station for recycling of bulky goods in good condition.
When Council introduced the kerbside recycling bins, the amount of waste going to landfill reduced by 44%. This is a terrific outcome for our local and regional environment, so make sure you use the recycling services available!
Love Food Hate Waste
The New South Wales (NSW) Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) has been running the Love Food Hate Waste (LFHW) program which aims to raise awareness about the impact of food waste in NSW and reduce how much 'good' food we waste. Food waste results from preparing and cooking food. There are two types of food waste including 'avoidable' and 'unavoidable' food waste. The LFHW program focuses on 'avoidable' food waste and this includes food that:
- Gets wasted because we buy more than we need;
- Is out of date before we use it; and
- Gets wasted because we cook more than we need.
'Unavoidable' food waste is food waste that can not usually be eaten. For example pineapple skins, tea bags and fruit and vegetable peelings. This food waste can be composted or put into the bin.
Yass Valley Council has become a Local Government Partner. As a LFHW partner we are committed to reducing the amount of good food that is being sent to landfills within the Yass Valley Local Government Area (LGA).
Did you know that:
- wasting food wastes the energy, water and natural resources used to grow, package, transport and market that food?
- NSW households throw away more than $2.5 billion worth of edible food per year?
- NSW households throw away more than $1,000 of food per year? Think of all the money you could save!
- $231 million worth of drinks are wasted in NSW per year?
So what can you do to stop wasting food and start saving money? Refer to the Love Food Hate Waste website.