Organic waste anniversary – win a Foodcube
Published on 19 November 2021
Council’s kerbside organic waste removal is turning seven years old and we are celebrating by holding a competition to reduce food waste.
Mayor Libro Mustica said the prize was a Foodcube wicking garden bed plus soil and vegetable seeds to get you started.
“We would love to know what you are doing to reduce your household food waste, whether it be preserving, freezing, cooking or storing,” Cr Mustica said.
“Let us know your tips and tricks and you will go into the draw to win the fantastic Foodcube.”
Cr Mustica said by excluding organic waste from landfill, you could reduce greenhouse emissions, leachate generation and have a considerable reduction in vermin.
“Organic waste makes up a large proportion of our household waste and when added to landfill is broken down and creates methane, one of our worst greenhouse gases,” he said.
“The average Victorian household throws out approximately $2,200 worth of food each year.
“Once your organic waste is collected, it is transported to a state-or-the-art organics processing facility located just north of Shepparton where it is processed in a highly controlled environment with zero emissions, and results in a fully certified compost.
“What better way to divert organic waste from landfill than to recycle it into a valuable product.”
Go to our website for all the details and to enter the competition.