MEDIA RELEASE: COUNCIL INVITES COMMUNITY TO WEIGH IN ON WASTE

by Kelly Ponsford, 25 July, 2014
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Blue Mountains City Council is asking primary school students and their families to Weigh in on Waste. Schools and local families are invited to help set the direction of what we do with our waste in the future, and have a chance to win a prize at the same time.

 Mayor, Cr Daniel Myles, said, "Waste affects us all, the environment and it costs us all money.”

 At the rate we're going our local landfill may be full in less than 20 years.  The critical question Council and the Blue Mountains community need to answer is, where will our waste go after that?”

 Council is introducing the Weigh in on Waste campaign to inform and involve its community on waste issues.  Council is currently developing a Waste Strategy and everyone is invited to have their say at www.bluemountainshaveyoursay.com.au

 All Blue Mountains primary schools have been invited to participate in the weigh in on waste campaign.

 "We want Blue Mountains students and their families to consider why it's time to weigh in on waste.

 By participating, schools have a chance to win a $200 voucher to a local hardware store and the winning family receives a family movie pass to The Edge or Glenbrook Cinema", said the Mayor.

 Schools can get involved by simply requesting Weigh in on Waste postcard entry forms from Council.  Entries need to be returned by 22 March 2013. Winners will be announced in April and schools notified directly.

 For more information, contact Council’s Sustainable Waste and Resources Coordinator, Melissa White, on weighinonwaste@bmcc.gov.nsw.au or: 4780 5566.

 

Media inquiries: Adrienne Murphy, Communications Officer (02) 4780 5744 Mob: 0414 195 533

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