Seven new recycling bins have been installed at Deakin Reserve in an effort to divert recyclable waste from landfill.
Greater Shepparton City Council found 80 per cent of the waste taken from the facility that went to landfill was recycling material.
Council sustainable environment director Johann Rajaratnam said it was mainly aluminium cans, glass bottles, plastic and cardboard.
‘‘Deakin Reserve welcomes 35000 visitors per year,’’ Mr Rajaratnam said.
‘‘We estimate we will now be able to divert 1344litres of recyclables from landfill,’’ he said.
‘‘Not only have we installed the bins, we have also installed lockable bin stands, and large signs near the toilet block to help educate and remind the community about recycling.’’
Mr Rajaratnam said council had also installed signs around the oval fence and recycling bin stickers on each of the bins.
A Keeping Shepparton Beautiful grant has enabled council to install the large 240litre recycling bins at the reserve.