The City of Greater Geelong is a finalist for an Industry Leader award in the Premier's Sustainability Awards 2022 – Waste and litter reduction category.
The City of Greater Geelong has embarked on an intensive bin inspection program to cut contamination in kerbside recycling bins and combat community confusion.
Over 7 months, teams examined an unprecedented 291,377 recycling bins across Greater Geelong, covering virtually every household in the municipality. The project resulted in a significant and enduring fall in contamination rates, saving tonnes of recycling from landfill.
Just as importantly, the project also provided a new baseline of data about the community that is still being deployed in the team’s community education and engagement efforts today.