WASTE MANAGEMENT

DRAFT WASTE MANAGEMENT POLICY,

MALLACOOTA COMMUNITY PRECINCT MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE

As a remote rural community set in a national park our community has a responsibility to be as meticulous as possible in our waste-management.  To this end we have formulated a draft proposal that is planned to come into effect on the first of January this year.

Comments and suggestions are invited and welcome, closing date being the end of October.

As of First of January 2017 the following conditions pertain to the management of rubbish and waste in and around The Mallacoota Community Precinct.  This is in force for commercial, community and social events.

In-Halls Events

  1. All single use drink and food containers will be compostable.
  2. All carry out bags will be paper or re-usable cotton/jute/hemp.
  3. Disposable eating utensils will be wood or other biodegradable material.
  4. Users who are hosting third parties will be responsible for the compliance of third parties. Hosts will be expected to carry stock of compostables and reusables ensure the compliance of their third parties.
  5. Cold drinks will be sold in aluminium or glass containers only.
  6. Food waste and compostable containers will be disposed of in marked containers and then processed through Kitchen to Compost Program.
  7. Recyclable material will be disposed of in marked containers and removed to The Transfer Station by The User or The Management by arrangement (to be costed to The User).
  8. Non-Recyclable material will be disposed of in marked containers and removed to The Transfer Station by The User or The Management by arrangement (to be costed to The User).

 

For Outdoor Events

  1. All single use drink and food containers will be compostable.
  2. All take away drinks containers will be compostable or our re-usable green mugs – supplied. The mugs will be distributed to organizers and they will be collected in clearly marked food-grade wheelie bins – supplied, and then washed in a portable dish-washer – supplied. Responsibility of organizers.
  3. All single use carry out bags will be paper or re-usable cotton/jute/hemp.
  4. Eating utensils will be wood or other biodegradable material.
  5. Users who are hosting third parties will be responsible for the compliance of third parties. Hosts will be expected to carry stock of compostables and reusables for the convenience of their third parties.
  6. Site users who do not comply will be asked to leave and their further use of our facilities put under review.
  7. Any packaging not clearly identifiable as compostable or fully biodegradable must be removed from the site by the user or their third party.
  8. Cold drinks will be sold in aluminium containers only. East Gippsland Water has mobile tap points available for bubble fountains and water bottle refill points
  9. Recyclable material will be disposed of in marked containers and removed to The Transfer Station by The User or The Management by arrangement (to be costed to The User).
  • Non-Recyclable material will be disposed of in marked containers and removed to The Transfer Station by The User or The Management by arrangement (to be costed to The User).

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