Residents in Mount Alexander Shire can now compost at home more easily thanks to a waste wise initiative at Mount Alexander Shire Council.
The Council is offering households in the shire a 220 litre compost bin at a discounted rate of $20. The compost bins are available at the Castlemaine Waste Facility while stocks last, and come with a free aerator tool. Households can purchase one compost bin and aerator by showing proof of residency in the shire.
To celebrate the launch of the initiative, residents are invited to a free public screening of the documentary Just Eat It – A food waste story. The screening will begin at 7.00pm on Thursday 27 July at the Ray Bradfield Room, Castlemaine. The documentary film about food waste and food rescue follows filmmakers and food lovers Gen and Grant who dive into the issue of waste from farm, through to retail, all the way to the back of their fridge. After catching a glimpse of the billions of dollars of good food that is thrown away each year, they pledge to quit grocery shopping cold turkey and survive only on foods that would otherwise be thrown away.
For more information visit www.mountalexander.vic.gov.au/wastemanagement.
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