Bin shows what's left behind

WAGING WAR ON WASTE: Robert Gudgeon, Michelle Blake, Mark Jenkins and Jack Jeffery. Photo: GRACE RYAN.
WAGING WAR ON WASTE: Robert Gudgeon, Michelle Blake, Mark Jenkins and Jack Jeffery. Photo: GRACE RYAN.

A new bin at Rotary Park will reveal how much rubbish is left behind at Nyngan’s beloved riverside.

Bogan Shire Council have installed a new bin to show people how much waste is left around the riverbed.

Council’s outdoor staff will sweep the area everyday and fill the bin up with rubbish left behind. The staff were already astonished by the amount of rubbish in the bin after just one day of it being installed. 

The initiative is a combined effort from Netwaste, Council and the Environmental Protection Authority. 

The outdoor staff at council are trying to enhance an already beautiful setting and encourage people to pick up what they leave behind. 

“There’s already two bins around here,” Bogan Shire Council’s Mark Jenkins said.

“Respect this place, use the bin. We’re so lucky to have it. 

The bin is being run in conjunction with a photography competition to show how beautiful the river is.

Bogan Shire Council’s Abigail McLaughlin said all you have to do is submit a photo and write a sentence. 

Entries can be emailed to admin@bogan.nsw.gov.au before September 1. 

The Nyngan Observer will take a photo of the bin each Wednesday for four weeks so people can see how much waste is left behind.