Saturday, May 25, 2024

Ipswich Show goes green

The Ipswich Show is going green this year with Council encouraging the community to opt-in to its Green Waste Service during the three-day event.

Residents who sign up to council’s opt-in Green Waste Service during the Ipswich Show period of 14 to 16 of May will receive up to six weeks of the Green Waste Service for free.

The city celebrated its 20,000th Green Waste Service customer in February, a service offering residents high-value, convenient food and garden waste collection service, turning waste such as grass clippings, pruning’s, leaves, fruits and vegetables into compost.

Mayor Teresa Harding said the opt-in Green Waste Service was a great opportunity for Ipswich residents to take the lead on reducing waste.

“Each year Ipswich households throw out the equivalent of more than 100 Boeing C-17 Globemaster aircrafts’ worth of waste in their red bins,” Mayor Harding said.

“Cleaning up our household waste streams is just one important action residents are taking to address waste related issues in Ipswich.

“The Ipswich Show is a wonderful opportunity to highlight the city’s green waste bins, the first step in our plans to explore a range of options for increased food diversion.”

For more information and to learn how to opt-in to Ipswich City Council’s Green Waste Service click here.

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