The Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority (BGPA) has used Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery (WARR) Account funding of $250,000 to introduce 17 strategically placed recycling stations for visitors to Kings Park and Botanic Garden.
The new bin stations and signage are located in picnic and parkland areas throughout the park and they display clear information about what to recycle. Visitors are also being urged to consider the amount of waste they bring to the park and how best to dispose of it. The BGPA selected the location of bins to encourage visitors to take their waste home to sort.
The BGPA undertook audits to understand the types of waste produced by park visitors. The most common items identified in the waste audits include drink bottles, plastic bags and takeaway items. These now feature prominently in educational signs using specifically developed icons through the Waste Authority’s WasteSorted program.
The Waste Authority supports the BGPA’s improvements in waste management, as public spaces can generate considerable waste, particularly during peak periods. The new bin infrastructure will reduce litter in the environment and help achieve waste avoidance and recycling targets set in the Waste avoidance and resource recovery strategy 2030.
The Waste Authority congratulates the Botanic Gardens and Parks Authority on delivering this important project.