Representatives from NetWaste believe up to 50 per cent of what goes into the rubbish red bin can actually go into the waste green bin.
So it was a great chance for both representatives Chris Dart and Lydia Mottram to speak to the Bathurst community on Wednesday morning, answering questions about Bathurst Regional Council’s waste services and NetWaste’s ‘Pledge Campaign’.
“There’s a lot of food waste that is going into landfill,” Mr Dart said.
“We want to change the perception on food waste and that it all goes into the green bin, never the red bin.
“We’re getting people to make a pledge to put food waste in the green bin.
“What we’re finding is that people are actually surprised when they find out they can put meat, bones and paper waste, like tissues, napkins and pizza boxes, into the green bin.”
Mr Dart also mentioned some tips to keep the green bin mess-free as possible, such as keeping the bin in a shady place, line scrap buckets with paper towels and wrap food waste in newspapers to reduce the smell and mess.
People interested in receiving a pledge bin sticker and to find out more about what can and can’t go into the green bin, visit www.netwaste.org.au/projects/put-food-in-too/.