Launch of Ask Waste Expert for National Recycling Week

This National Recycling Week, the Ballina Shire Council is launching a new community initiative, Ask an Expert.

The aim of the Ask a Waste Expert service is to be a bespoke resource recovery learning tool, helping residents recover resources and reduce contamination in curbside bins.

Simple everyday actions like recycling can contribute to a better environment and National Recycling Week (November 7-13) is a great time to reflect on how we can continue to improve.

Now in its 27th year, National Recycling Week offers councils, workplaces, schools and individuals the opportunity to improve their recycling knowledge, develop better recycling habits and build confidence. in recycling.

Reducing, reusing and recycling waste isn’t always easy, especially with new and innovative types of packaging and some dubious marketing claims.

“Ballina County ranks well above the state average, with a 68% recovery rate of our recycling and curbside organics bins,” said Lloyd Isaacson, resource recovery.

“We are proud of our recycling efforts and want to continue to implement programs that further support residents now and in the future.

Residents who wish to ask what to do with a certain item or how to safely reduce or reuse waste can submit their question via a simple form (with a photo of the item if helpful) and a member of the Resource Recovery will respond directly as soon as possible.

Ask a Waste Expert can be accessed via the button on the Ballina Shire Council homepage or at

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