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See what happens to your waste
Did you know Australians are one of the highest per-capita producers of waste in the world? Be surprised about what happens to your waste on a bus tour of the world-class engineered Rochedale Landfill and the Towards Zero Waste Education Centre.
Rochedale Landfill is an exemplar of landfill management, harvesting methane from decomposing waste to generate power. According to the Brisbane City Council, in 2013-14, 33,545 Mega Watt hours (MWh) of green energy was produced this way. That's enough to power 6,500 homes per year and abate 146,043 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Also on-site, the Towards Zero Waste Education Centre explores how the landfill operates and aims to show how to minimise the amount of waste we dispose of.
Towards Zero Waste Education Centre Pic: City of Brisbane
The bus tour is being run on the 27th of July 2016, from 9:15am-12:15pm. It costs $15, or free for members of the Oxley Creek Catchment Association. Bookings are essential as numbers are limited.
To book contact the Oxley Creek Catchment Association by phoning 3345 5541 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.