One environmental initiative Council is currently promoting is the Compost Bin Rebate Program
Boonah’s World Environment Day Festival turned three on the 6 June, with Council using the popular community event to promote its environmental initiatives.
The festival was staged by the Boonah Organisation for a Sustainable Shire (BOSS) and sponsored by Council, NRMA Insurance, the Department of Communities and The Outlook.
Representatives from Council’s Pest and Animal Management, Waste Services and Environment teams were on hand to answer questions from residents and provide information about the environmental services and programs it provides to the Scenic Rim community.
Mayor John Brent said the weekend’s wet weather failed to dampen attendance numbers at event venue The Outlook on Saturday.
“It was great to speak to so many people with such a keen interest in our environment,” he said.
“Council officers were able to assist with resident enquiries regarding waste, environmental policy and animal management.
“There were some fantastic initiatives on display at the event encouraging people to recycle, and educating residents about our wildlife and sustainable living.”
One environmental initiative Council is currently promoting is the Compost Bin Rebate Program, whereby residents of the Scenic Rim can obtain a $25 voucher to use when purchasing a 210Ltr compost bin from their local participating Mitre 10 store.
A recent audit of household garbage shows that approximately 50% of waste in our rubbish bins is compostable. By managing a compost pile, you can help to reduce environmental damage while turning organic waste into nutrient-rich soil for your garden.
Residents wishing to take up the Compost Bin Rebate offer must contact Council’s Waste Management Department on 5540 5433, or may apply online via www.scenicrim.qld.gov.au/waste-management.