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Have your say on waste and recycling

Have your say on waste and recycling
29 June

City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard is encouraging all residents to take part in the waste and recycling survey.
Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard
City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard is encouraging all residents to take part in the waste and recycling survey.

City of Mount Gambier residents will have the chance to win one of four $50 eftpos gift cards by participating in a short survey about their waste and recycling habits.

The survey results will help to inform an upcoming waste education campaign developed by Paper Moose, an experienced creative agency with expertise in waste education.

Once developed, the campaign will be aimed at maximising waste reduction, reuse and recycling in Mount Gambier, and minimising the amount of potentially reusable, recyclable and recoverable resources disposed of to landfill.- City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard

Paper Moose Behavioural Scientist Paul Leone said the survey results will enable Council to gain a clearer understanding of resident’s waste and recycling behaviours and attitudes.

“We’ll understand community awareness and engagement rates about various waste services provided by Council, assess the community's understanding of which items they believe should be placed in the various kerbside bins and understand the community's concern about various waste and environmental issues,” Mr Leone said.

“These insights will be used to help guide our strategy as we build a behaviour change campaign for the Council.”

The survey is now open and all residents are encouraged to participate.

“Whether you are proficient in waste and recycling or unsure of the best ways to dispose of your household waste, we want to hear from you,” Mr Izzard said.

“The more information we can gather from the community the more effective Council can be when it comes to reducing waste to landfill which in turn helps the environment and saves unnecessary expenditure.”

To participate, visit www.haveyoursaymountgambier.com.au/wastesurvey

Survey is open to City of Mount Gambier residents aged 18 years and over only and closes Monday 20 July 2020.

Media contact: City of Mount Gambier Communications Officer Ashlea Watson at awatson@mountgambier.sa.gov.au or phone (08) 8721 2577.

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