Re the article ‘‘Waste target bid’’ (Leader, October 24).
Encourage more people to recycle soft plastics.
It’s amazing how much more room you have in your red bin if you do this.
Also provide more places to recycle soft plastics (Coles and Woolies are really the only options at the moment).
Decrease size of garbage bins and decrease collection of garbage bins.
Introduce more and/or bigger recycling bins so TV boxes and large amounts of cardboard don’t go to landfill.
Make garden waste bins also organic collections such as food scraps.
Change bin scheduling to encourage more use of recycling and green waste bins.
Have garbage collected fortnightly, recycling and green waste weekly. Charge higher rates for garbage bins, however free or low rates for recycling and garden waste bins.
Encourage composts in backyards, even if it means giving them out for free. It’s not that difficult, it’ll take some time to adjust, but it’d work well.
Provide incentives to use cloth nappies. Look at the UK who offer subsidies and other councils around Australia are getting on board. Time to see it in the Sutherland Shire.
In a medium density development with communal bins I have a neighbour who steadfastly claims “it all ends up in landfill” so it doesn’t matter what goes in which bin.
Nobody has been able to convince him otherwise.
Stop development and stop waste, encourage shopping at markets for fruit and veg ... too many people means too much landfill.