I know that a number of residents have had trouble coming to terms with the new garbage sorting system.
But I want to congratulate Bass Coast Shire for introducing it, especially the green bins.
Landfill is wasteful and expensive so it’s important to minimise waste going to landfill.
Our property in Cape Paterson has three large gum trees and a lot of other native shrubs that we planted or have grown up naturally.
Koalas and echidnas occasionally visit. The trees attract many species of birds. We had lorikeets feasting on Hakea blossoms last week.
Wattle birds, butcher birds, fantails, honey eaters of various kinds and wrens are always around in the trees.
But all this vegetation drops leaves and branches, and we have to trim the tea trees regularly so as not to be ‘bushed in’. And then in spring there is weeding. A garden is full of growth!
So every week our green bin is full. We have a compost bin and a bin for leaf mulch, but before the green bins we had to make regular visits to the tip.
We are now happy with our council’s forward thinking, and all the services it provides – especially the green bins.
Liz and Nick Low, Cape Paterson.