Bin almost full with rubbish left behind

A four-week experiment wrapped up earlier this month with the ‘see-through’ bin at Rotary Park almost full.

WEEK ONE VERSUS WEEK THREE: The council staff with the bin in week one and the bin in week three, look at all the rubbish. Photo: GRACE RYAN and BOGAN SHIRE COUNCIL.

WEEK ONE VERSUS WEEK THREE: The council staff with the bin in week one and the bin in week three, look at all the rubbish. Photo: GRACE RYAN and BOGAN SHIRE COUNCIL.

The Bogan Shire Council, Environmental Protection Authority and Netwaste install the bin and every afternoon council ground staff had to pick up the rubbish around the river and put it in the bin. 

People could then see how much rubbish they were leaving behind. 

Council said the aim of the competition was to encourage people to keep the Rotary Park Precinct clean. 

It complemented a Bogan Shire campaign to reduce litter and vandalism in the precinct, which is a popular gathering place for passing traffic and also locals.

The special transparent rubbish bin was installed in Rotary Park to show how much litter Council staff pick up in the park during a one month period.

This was rubbish not placed in the conventional bins provided.

Bogan Shire Senior Development and Environment Officer, Kayla Volker said the public would be possibly confronted by the amount of rubbish left lying around, particularly when there was a number of waste bins provided within Rotary Park

“Hopefully by actually showing people what we pick up, they will understand how serious the matter is, and encourage others to use the rubbish bins provided,” she said.

The public would be possibly confronted by the amount of rubbish left lying around.

Kayla Volker, Bogan Shire Council.

“Rotary Park is a beautiful area and we want to keep it looking beautiful for our locals and visitors”.

Each week Council updated the progress of the bin on its Facebook Page, and after four weeks it was just about filled to the top.

This experiment was run in conjunction with the beauty of the Bogan Competition. 

Helen Crossland won the overall competition for the over 17s and Molly Smith won the under 17s of the Beauty of the Bogan Photographic Competition. 

The Capture the Beauty of the Bogan competition was a joint initiative by Bogan Shire Council, NetWaste and the Environmental Protection Authority.