Reducing your waste

Did you know that each year in the Macedon Ranges Shire we throw away approximately nine million kilograms of waste in landfill?

This would fill approximately 37 Olympic swimming pools, or 185 heated lap pools at the Gisborne Aquatic Centre.

When waste ends up in landfill it sits buried in the ground for decades, releasing methane and other greenhouse gases.

This is a loss of precious resources like food and garden waste that could be turned into compost, or paper and cardboard that could be recycled into something new.

Council, residents, businesses and schools all have a part to play in reducing waste to landfill. Each of us can make a difference by following the ‘reduce, reuse, recycle’ philosophy.