HOW CAN I RECYCLE?

HOW DO I RECYCLE?

A simple and important thing we can all do every day to protect our environment and look after this special alpine community we love is to firstly REDUCE our waste as much as possible, and then RECYCLE everything we can.

Mt Buller Mt Stirling works closely with groups such as the North East Waste Resource Recovery Group to implement best practices in recycling and waste management and it’s easy for you to be a part of the solution too.

  1. SEPARATE YOUR WASTE - you will find bags in the rubbish huts around the village for recycling and instructions printed on the bags to show what can be recycled.  
    • Put recyclables in the recycling bag and place on the clearly marked RECYCLE side of the hut.  
    • Put your food scraps in the marked green bags (or ask for one at the Post Office/Alpine Central) and put that on the RECYCLE side too.
    • Try to minimise all other waste and put any non-recycle items in a small bag on the other side of the hut.
    • Keep grease and fats out of the water system - store grease and fats in a container and place in the rubbish huts for collection.  Do NOT put grease and fats down the sink or toilet as it can damage the resort’s water treatment facility.

  2. ALWAYS USE THE BIN - everything at Mt Buller Mt Stirling will end up in our water catchments in the Delatite or Howqua Rivers.  NEVER leave rubbish and always place in rubbish or recycle bins which are located all across both mountain areas or carry your rubbish out with you.  Rubbish is harmful to wildlife and ruins our beautiful alpine playground.
Find out more:

Mt Buller and Mt Stirling Resort Management has been a member of North East Waste and Resource Recovery Group for over 10 years.

Ever wonder where your rubbish goes?  WATCH to see what happens to what goes into your bin...

Click here for tips on how to keep grease and fats out of the water treatment system.

 

HARD WASTE

The rubbish huts are NOT THE PLACE  for your hard waste items or construction debris. This is considered illegal dumping and heavy penalties apply.

It is very costly for the resort and waste contractors to collect, manage and dispose of unwanted items left in waste huts and around the village.

So, where do I take hard waste?

The Resort Management Waste Transfer Station at Boggy Corner accepts domestic amounts of clean timber and steel (this does not include steel white goods). Bunkers are provided for the storage of these materials.

- Clean, sorted and recyclable timber and steel can be dropped at Boggy Corner Waste Transfer Station

- Open hours: 10.00am - 11.00am every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday (non-snow season only)

Contact Waste Contractor on 0427 411 418 for any enquiries about Waste Transfer Station access.

Stakeholders must dispose of all other items at an appropriate facility (Mansfield Resource Recovery Centre is closest) at your cost.  This includes mattresses, furniture, ski equipment, tyres, batteries, paint and construction waste.

UPDATE:

Across Victoria, the management of waste has changed significantly in recent times.  Hard waste must now be sorted carefully so maximum recovery of materials is achieved.  It is not permissible or feasible for our waste contractors to collect skips of mixed hard waste.  

Resort Management have been working closely with Government to ensure Alpine Resorts are recognised, and funding is made available so that the upcoming E-waste ban can be managed – if successful, there will be facilities to enable the collection of electronic waste at Mt Buller and Mt Stirling.

Despite landfill fees increasing significantly there has been no increase in the cost of overall waste disposal to stakeholders for many years, for the disposal of municipal waste to landfill and comingled recyclables to reprocessors.  There are significant cost increases Resort Management will experience with the local impacts of the National Sword Policy imposed by China. Unfortunately, all Resorts were excluded from accessing the funding package recently announced by the Minister.

If you have questions or need advice about hard waste services, please contact our Environmental Services staff at Resort Management on (03) 5777 6077 or email info@mtbuller.com.au.


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