Reducing waste at home

Waste collection is expensive, and our growing population is putting greater pressure on our existing landfills.

There is a current need for more landfills which is in turn putting pressure on natural bushland, productive farmland and other areas of valuable open space.

We all want a healthy environment free from litter and waste to live in and the good news is that it is achievable.

We all can reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill; which will in turn free up valuable space for other activities.

Here are some tips to help you reduce the amount of waste you produce

Waste Reduction Tip

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Compost your food scraps and garden waste at home. You can purchase one from your local hardware store. Council can also provide information for establishing a worm farm.

 

Composting in Casey

Sustainability Victoria - Composting Information

Recycle plastic containers, glass bottles & jars, milk & juice cartons, steel and aluminium cans, aerosol sprays, paper and cardboard with your Council issued recycle bin! Fortnightly Recycling Collection Guide (743kb)
Purchase recycled products regularly to ‘close the recycling loop’. Many items are now recycled or contain recycled content - check the labels when next out shopping.  
To Minimise packaging be selective when purchasing by choosing products with minimal packaging, or buy items with packaging that can be recycled (cardboard containers rather than polystyrene or plastic wrap). Rubbish Free Lunch Challenge (356kb) 

Dispose of unwanted chemicals, solvents and oils responsibly. Sustainability Victoria provides free mobile and fixed location household chemical collection all over Victoria. Visit their  website for details and locations of fixed drop off sites. Click the link to get the next available collection date and location

 

Sustainability Victoria - Detox Your Home

Recycle mobile phones and accessories. There are options in the local community for the recycling of electronic waste, see Planet Ark's, "Recycling near you," website  for more details  

Recycling near you

Use Cloth Nappies on babies and toddlers to reduce the large number of disposable nappies to landfill. Council holds an annual expo with cloth nappy information, as well as offering a monthly rebate draw for Casey residents to win part of their cloth nappy purchase costs back. Council has also produced an online and print guide to using cloth nappies, and there is also a facebook page to keep residents updated with cloth nappy information.

Casey Loves Cloth Nappies