Recycling not only makes sense but can save you money over the Christmas period. Waste management portfolio holder Mick Curran throws his support behind the recycling call.
Recycling not only makes sense but can save you money over the Christmas period. Waste management portfolio holder Mick Curran throws his support behind the recycling call. Tanya Easterby

Festive waste ticks Santa’s naughty list

GYMPIE councillor and waste portfolio holder Mick Curran wants residents to not let their recycling habits slip during the festive season.

"Between glass, cans, Christmas trees, cards, wrapping paper and plastic, we generate far more waste at Christmas than at any other time," he said.

"I encourage local residents to consider simple actions we can all take to lessen the impact on the environment."

Measures such as using reusable shopping bags, placing gifts inside stockings instead of wrapping them and cutting up old Christmas cards to make gift tags are all practical ideas.

Cr Curran is keen for the recycling effort to extend beyond Christmas Day.

"Let's make it an early New Year's resolution to try to generate the least amount of waste as possible," he said.

An added incentive to recycle is the financial benefit - both in terms of immediate savings and the broader picture.

Cr Curran said recycling kept the council's costs down when managing landfill sites and that ultimately eased the financial pressure on ratepayers.

Gympie Times


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