The City of Unley has a program I invite you to participate in. It is called “take the pledge and win”.
The take the pledge and win campaign is a strategy we have undertaken to reduce the amount of organic and recyclable waste going into landfill. By entering you can win both ways….we can both win.
I had the pleasure yesterday to tour many recycling facilities courtesy of a joint venture between Council and KESAB. An Unley Community bus with about 15 ratepayers aboard toured the following establishments:
- Electronic Recycling Australia, Underdale (electronics recyclers).
- VISY (yellow-lidded recycling bins).
- Adelaide Resource Recovery (demolition recyclers).
- Jeffries, Wingfield (transfer station for green-lidded organics bins).
- IWS ( blue-lidded bins).
For me the tour was truly informative and appreciated. The ratepayers who took the tour were also appreciative. They asked many reasoned questions at each establishment, and of our KESAB host Wendy Sutton while in transit. Seeing the facilities in action gave us all an appreciation of the efforts being made by our waste industry to avoid the costly disposal into landfill.
Waste disposal is truly a science now. Consequently the industry has come a long way at reducing the impact of waste on our environment. Councils, including Unley, have been conscious of taking advantage of this. As a result contracts let for waste disposal have to meet exacting environmental targets.
You can participate too. Indeed we ask you to participate so that you and I can both win. So our future generations can win.
This is where our “take the Pledge” program comes in. To ensure we all do win we are, in partnership with Mitre 10 Barrow & Bench, we are offering a way you can win twice. Once you make the pledge you will go into a draw to win one of 10 $25.00 gift cards.
For details visit: https://www.unley.sa.gov.au/waste-recycling/reducing-waste#hash-slide-take-the-pledge-233 and make your pledge today.