PLANNED upgrades to public place recycling (PPR) stations will make recycling easier for tourists and locals across the south-west thanks to a new funding boost.
Glenelg, Moyne and Southern Grampians shires as well as Warrnambool City Council will benefit from the almost $100,000 grant awarded to the Corangamite Shire as part of a Sustainability Victoria regional public place recycling grants program.
The project aims to increase the amount of recyclables saved from landfill by expanding the network of the south-west’s PPR stations, which are currently located at a number of major public amenities, tourist attractions and central business districts.
About 150 PPR stations across townships including Dunkeld, Portland, Warrnambool, Camperdown and Coleraine will have their signage updated, with 21 new units installed and 88 more upgraded.
It is anticipated that an additional 5000kg of recyclables will be collected and contamination in recycling bins reduced by 5 per cent as a result of the project.