Green Organics Bins for Fairfield City

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In 2017, our Fairfield City Council was one of only five Sydney councils that did not offer a green bin service for organic waste. Since then, no change has been implemented.

WHY SHOULD YOU SUPPORT THIS PETITION?

Organic waste that is disposed into the household general waste bins ends up in landfill and decomposes anaerobically (without air). This releases odourous and methane gases into the atmosphere and contributes to a rise in greenhouse gas emissions and the effect of climate change.

Organic waste in landfill also produces leachate, a black liquid formed from the degradation of landfill waste. Leachate contains organic and inorganic chemicals, heavy metals and pathogens which, if not contained, pollute groundwater and pose significant health risks.

POSITIVE CHANGES THE SUCCESS OF THIS PETITION WILL BRING:

By separating organic waste from general landfill waste, greenhouse gas emissions and odour and leachate production will reduce. This will improve the atmospheric condition of our planet by not contributing to the effects of climate change and global warming. Instead, the divided organic waste can be composted and turned into high quality soil conditioning products such as mulches, blended soils and potting mixes used in agriculture, horticulture and landscaping.

**This environmentally friendly alternative to sending organic waste to landfill enters our green waste into a cycle of recycling which directly benefits all forms of life through efforts to reduce climate change and global warming. This is through a decrease in greenhouse gas emissions and profits made from soil conditioning products.

*FAIRFIELD CITY COUNCIL*

Many residents employ a household compost bin as a personal effort to reduce their organic waste. However, with your assistance to provide the entire Fairfield City region with a green bin service for organic waste, wide-scale changes will be engendered.