Our initiatives - Waste Management
Wagga Wagga Campus
In order to improve recovery of recyclables, public waste stations have been installed in several central locations across campus, while co-mingled and paper recycling are now provided in office buildings and residences.
For this to be successful, staff and students need to recycle correctly and avoid contamination of recycling by putting items into the correct bins and not bagging recyclables.
- What can be recycled at Wagga Wagga Campus? [.pdf 80.1kb]
- Map of public place recycling bin locations [.pdf 159kb]
- Map of recycling bin locations at residences [.pdf 908mb]
Closed-loop organic recycling system
On Wagga campus, several tonnes of organic waste are composted weekly. The sources of the organic material include:
- Food waste from campus eating establishments;
- Leftover grape (or 'marc') from winemaking;
- Manure from the equine centre;
- Green waste from grounds; and
- Shredded paper.
The final composting product is used on the campus grounds as a high quality soil conditioner.
The composting system has been recognised as a waste management model for small communities, and an economic analysis was funded by the Riverina Eastern Regional Organisation of Councils (REROC).
Bokashi bins - Wagga
Bokashi bins have been provided in office blocks across Wagga campus, for the recyling of office organic waste. The system works by the action of micro-organisms, which break down the organic waste. The Bokashi system has received a lot of positive feedback from staff at Wagga, and a trial is now being conducted at Bathurst campus.