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Doing Your Bit for the Environment

It’s important we all do our best for the environment. See what you can do to help.

Recycling

Recycling your waste can become a daily activity which has real benefits for the environment. By diverting thousands of tonnes of recyclable material from Landfill annually, Shellharbour City residents can make real environmental savings.

By placing Recycling in the Yellow Bin you help to conserve natural resources, save water and energy, preserve limited Landfill space, decrease greenhouse gas emissions, and reduce pollution. Recycling closes the resources loop to safeguard valuable resources against Landfill. Instead, they are put back into good use making much less impact on our environment in the re-manufacturing process the second time around.

For recycling tips click on the link to view Easy Recycling.


Composting

Composting is nature’s own recycling system. It breaks down food scraps and vegetation into their original component nutrient forms and then returns that valuable nourishment to the soil. By composting you give back some of the nutrients taken from the soil.

Composting helps you reduce the amount of food and vegetation going into landfills. Approximately half of the waste from an average household can be composted. One of the best ways to reduce the amount of food and vegetation going to Landfill is by composting.

For information on setting up a composting system at home click on the link to view Easy Composting.


Worm Farms

Worm farming is a great way to compost your food scraps. Worms will eat most of your kitchen waste and turn it into a high-quality fertiliser. Worm farming is great for people who live in units, high-rises or have limited space or garden material. Worm farms don’t smell, they don’t take up much room, and can be kept indoors.

For information on setting up a worm farm click on the link to view Easy Worm Farming.

For more sustainable living ideas visit http://www.livingthing.net.au/.