Lake Macquarie reduced by 25 per cent the amount of waste it sent to landfill last financial year

RE-USED: Another load of green waste is unloaded at the Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility, at Awaba. Picture: Supply
RE-USED: Another load of green waste is unloaded at the Lake Macquarie Organics Resource Recovery Facility, at Awaba. Picture: Supply

LAKE Macquarie cut by 25 per cent the amount of waste it sent to landfill last financial year.

Council attributed the gain to the city's new weekly kerbside food and garden organics collection service.

"That equates to 22,380 fewer tonnes of waste being sent to landfill every 12 months - a decrease of 111kg for every adult and child who calls Lake Macquarie home," a council spokesperson said.

The positive result was one of a range of achievements outlined in Lake Macquarie City Council's State of the Environment Report 2018-2019.

Council's environmental systems manager Tim Browne said the reductions in landfill waste reflected the high levels of support for, and participation in, the revamped waste service.

"Through this project and many others, Lake Macquarie residents have demonstrated their commitment to sustainability and the importance they place on preserving our natural environment," Mr Browne said.

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