30 May 2020
New call for refunds on wine bottles!
This week East Waste have called for wine bottles to be included on the container deposit refund scheme. The LGA has held this view for some time as well and its not that long since Council supported such an initiative. Households dispose of, on average, 21 kgs of glass each year most of which finds its way into the recycle bins. However, the bottles are prone to breakage either in the bin or when being processed by the pick up truck and the shattered glass contaminates the remainder of the waste. Community consultation is likely to happen later in the year.