Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Councillors Face Big Decision on Schools' Bin Fees; Fate of Recycling Policy to Be Decided

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Councillors Face Big Decision on Schools' Bin Fees; Fate of Recycling Policy to Be Decided

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Byline: Adrian Taylor adrian.taylor@capnews.com.au

SCHOOL RECYCLING

Current number of recycling bins on site.

Frenchville School 15

Crescent Lagoon 12

Glenmore State School 11

Taranganba State School 12

IT would cost nearly $50,000 to provide free recycling to the region's schools, councillors will be told today.

They have to decide whether to scrap a new policy to charge schools $170 a year for every recycling bin on their premises.

Under the regime, introduced last month, some schools in the Rockhampton region face a massive increase in their recycling bill.

In the case of Allenstown State School, which has 22 yellow-top bins on site, the annual charge has leapt from $160 to a projected $3740.

Other schools which have enthusiastically embraced recycling also face stinging financial punishment for doing so.

The Hall State School's bill for 18 bins will be $3060.

Hardly any schools across the region get by with just one bin and Cr Tony Williams told his colleagues last month that he believed it was sending out the wrong message to children. …

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