Green thumbs up for Garden Organics

Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce the first six months of the Garden Organics kerbside collection has been an overwhelming success.

Cessnock City Council is pleased to announce the first six months of the Garden Organics kerbside collection has been an overwhelming success.

This new service was launched in March this year as a joint partnership between Cessnock City Council, Maitland City Council and Singleton Council.   

Cessnock City Mayor, Councillor Bob Pynsent is proud of this partnership and would like to congratulate residents of Cessnock, Maitland and Singleton for their efforts.  

“In the first six months of this service we have collected 6,000 tonnes of organics material across the three local government areas, which is a fantastic achievement.”  

“This service is and will continue to be a win-win for both local residents and our environment,” added Cr Pynsent.  

Council is encouraging residents to keep up the great work as the Garden Organics program has far-reaching benefits. These include avoiding the creation of greenhouse gases by diverting organic material from landfill, recovering vegetation for processing into quality compost for keen gardeners and extending the life span of our local landfill sites.  

It’s also important to remember to do the right thing and place only garden organics in the green bin, which include:

  • grass clippings
  • prunings
  • weeds
  • leaves
  • flowers
  • plants
  • palm fronds
  • bark
  • sticks and branches.  

If you tend to run out of room in your Garden Organics bin, you can order a second bin by contacting Cessnock City Council’s Customer Service team on 4993 4100.   For more information, visit www.yourorganicsbin.com.au or call 1800 270 250. 

 10/6/2017