Council is encouraging everyone to keep waste and sustainability in mind when enjoying the festive season.
For many people, Christmas involves food and presents. With some forward planning, you can make some big savings on your wallet and the waste you generate.
Some handy tips for reducing food waste at home over Christmas are:
Mayor Cr Mark Reeves said Christmas festivities can create pressure to ‘go big’ each year, but scaling back is a growing trend.
“This doesn’t mean not supporting our local businesses and attractions who are looking forward to the Christmas rush. But there may be a few small, easy changes you can make to reduce waste and help the environment while still having a great time,’ Cr Reeves said.
Other ways to help the environment this festive season are:
You and your family and friends may agree having a circular economy Christmas by buying presents secondhand or products made from recycled materials.
If you don’t have much luck with secondhand gifts, have a conversation with your loved ones about what they would really like to receive.
This way you will guarantee your gifts will be appreciated and used, rather than ending up in the waste stream.
And as an added bonus, it also makes shopping a whole lot easier.
Council’s household waste collection will continue as normal over the Christmas New Year period.
Please place your bins out the night before you collection. To find your bin day, visit our Bin Collection page.
Landfills and waste transfer stations are open as normal, except Christmas Day (closed).