Hoey Moey among first businesses to take up recycling scheme
WASTING less and saving more has become a lot easier for Coffs Coast businesses thanks to a scheme introduced by Coffs Harbour, Bellingen and Nambucca Valley Councils.
Partnering with Coffs Coast Waste Services (CCWS), the councils successfully applied for Bin Trim grant funding from the NSW Environment Protection Authority to help reduce the waste currently send to landfill.
It allows provision of 360-litre recycling bins to eligible businesses free of charge with the Park Beach Hoey Moey one of the first businesses to take up the offer of a free waste assessment.
Owner Twane Voglsinger said the iconic pub wants to play a role in saving waste going into landfill.
"We've now implemented recycling systems for food, glass, cardboard, and mixed plastics," Twane said.
"It's helping our local environment and it is also cost effective for our business.
"I am very pleased with the outcome and would encourage other businesses to also consider changing to a cleaner, more planet friendly way of managing waste products, especially those that can be recycled."
All non-government businesses in the region employing fewer than 200 people may be eligible for assistance.
Assessments have already commenced in the Coffs Harbour City Council region, and will be rolled out businesses in the Nambucca and Bellingen Shire Council areas over the coming weeks.
For more information regarding eligibility go coffscoastwaste.com.au