Skip bins for campers waste this weekend

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The warmer weather and the Melbourne Cup weekend is approaching, meaning Campaspe Shire will soon be abuzz with campers ready to relax on our rivers and explore our region.

Director Sustainability Michael Sharp said Council would be installing additional waste skip bins at Echuca East Boat Ramp, Victoria Park, Torrumbarry Roadhouse and Gunbower Recreation Reserve from 3-8 November to cope with camper’s waste.

“Each year we prepare for busy times by placing skip bins in high activity areas for, traditionally, the campers in our area.

“While we can’t wait to welcome all visitors to our area, the rubbish that can be left behind is unwelcome by both Council and locals.”

Mr Sharp reiterated that the skips were only to be used for camper’s waste, not for residential waste.

“The skips will be closely monitored for any misuse. Our contractors will be regularly emptying these bins, however, if the skip bin is full, we ask you – please do not place rubbish on the ground next to the bin.

“We kindly ask that instead, campers take their rubbish to a Resource Recovery Centre where camping waste will be accepted free of charge.”

Mr Sharp said that there was an added incentive this year to take camping waste offsite with the upcoming introduction of Victoria’s container deposit scheme.

“From 1 November, campers will be rewarded with a 10-cent refund for every eligible can, carton and bottle they return.”

Locals and visitors can also access Council’s Resource Recovery Centres to dispose of various waste. Resource Recovery Centre locations and opening hours and links to container deposit locations can be found here.

To report dumped rubbish in bushland, contact Parks Victoria on 131 963.

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