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Council wins $10,000 grant to encourage

Posted 8 February 2013 by (Hurstville News)

Hurstville City Council has secured a $10,000 grant from Keep Australia Beautiful to encourage recycling in public places.

Mayor of Hurstville, Cr Jack Jacovou said the funding will be used to install additional recycling bin infrastructure throughout the Hurstville local government area.

“Council has already introduced these types of recycling bins at Hurstville Transport Interchange, Hurstville Oval, Oatley Park, Evatt Park and Olds Park,” he said.

“With this funding from Keep Australia Beautiful, Council is set to install more at Gannons Park, Riverwood Park and Penshurst Park.”

“These recycling bins have proved to be extremely popular in our community and helped reduce the amount of plastic and glass containers going to landfill.”
Hurstville was one of 78 local communities around the nation to be awarded a Keep Australia Beautiful grant which was funded by Coca-Cola.

Keep Australia Beautiful National Executive Officer, Peter McLean said the grants are a great way to enable more local communities to play an active role in increasing the recovery and recycling of beverage containers

“It helps to keep them out of landfill and ensure material is recycled and reused,” he said.

“These grants assist local communities in becoming more sustainable with their waste management.

“This benefits both the community and the environment in a positive.”

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