Phone survey in recycling decision

AS PART of the community consultation stage of the proposed kerbside recycling program, Whitsunday Regional Council is conducting a phone survey of residents.

Council has engaged a firm to contact 500 residents in the region to gauge their support for kerbside recycling.

Council's Mayor, Jennifer Whitney said that of the 500 calls, 20 per cent will be in Proserpine, 30 per cent in Airlie Beach, 40 per cent in Bowen and 10 per cent in the Collinsville area.

"Together with the online survey, the phone survey will be important to gauge community interest for kerbside recycling across the whole of the council area," Mayor Whitney said.

"The results from the online and phone surveys will be used to assist council in deciding whether the people support the introduction of kerbside recycling," she said.

To assist people in making the decision whether or not to support kerbside recycling, the 2009 kerbside recycling investigation report has been placed on the council website.

The report contains background information on the proposed costs and benefits of kerbside recycling as determined back in 2009.

The mayor also stated that the report also contains the results from the 2009 online survey where the council received 317 responses to a number of questions regarding the possible introduction of kerbside recycling.

For more information concerning the possible introduction of kerbside recycling, please contact Catchment Services on 4945 0237.

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