The Sustainable future of Lockyer Valley
Queensland is moving toward a circular economy and the Queensland Government is committed to working with the resource recovery industry to harness the potential value of resources traditionally discarded and improve sustainability..
A circular economy can support Queensland Government commitments to create jobs in a strong economy, transition to a net zero waste and zero net emissions economy by 2050.
Lockyer Valley Regional Council is committed to reducing the volume of waste to landfill each year by running waste minimisation projects that support the State's move towards a circular economy.
Current projects underway;
- FOGO (Food Organics Garden Organics) Trial
The FOGO trial is operating across 52 weeks in selected areas of Gatton and Laidley. The FOGO system provides residents with more options for separating their waste with the aim to improve recovery rates, increase diversion from landfill and reduce costs of processing material. Organic waste diverted from landfill means less production of harmful greenhouse gas methane.
- Mattress Recycling Trial
Lockyer Valley Regional Council has partnered with Ability Enterprises which is a not-for-profit, social enterprise providing meaningful employment opportunities to marginalised individuals living in regional Queensland.
Mattresses are deconstructed at the Laidley Transfer Station to remove recoverable waste such as metal and springs which means less waste is being sent to landfill.
- Get Grubby Program
Lockyer Valley Regional Council has signed up to our ‘get grubby’ program. This is an online sustainability curriculum for early learning places and schools. It usually costs $1500 per membership for a 3-year membership.. But the exciting news is ....that for local schools/ childcare/ kindergartens and homeschoolers… it’s FREE!!
- Recycle 5 Campaign
Lockyer Valley Regional Council are keeping it simple by asking residents across the region to recycle 5 key items in the yellow top bin to reduce waste to landfill!