The Board works in partnership with NevRwaste and the community to actively promote and reduce solid waste within the resort and implement best practice management techniques.Â An active recycling program has seen the amount of collected compacted recyclables double between 2002 and 2010. The Board collects waste and recycling throughout the resort.Â Several recycling programs help reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill at Cobungra.Â When disposing of your rubbish please follow the following guidelines:
2010 saw the resort participate in the food recycling program. 50% of waste from the resort is food waste.Â Organics in landfill rot and release harmful methane gases contributing to climate change. Commerical operators throughout the resort recycled food waste from kitchens to a processing facility in Wodonga recycling the waste into rich organic compost. Food waste that can be recycled can be anything deemed â€śonce aliveâ€ť for example left overs, cooked or uncooked foods, shells, peels, paper plates and coffee grinds.Â The initial trial in 2010 was a success and further lodges and operators will be approached to partake in future years.Â For more information on the program visit the NevRwaste website.
The Board has an ongoing commitment to protect the alpine environment and the catchment areas fed by melting snows. Staff conduct a regular roadside litter collection during the winter months and distributing free personal â€śbutt binsâ€ť to encourage responsible disposal of cigarette butts. Cigarette butts are a substantial threat to our pristine natural environment and quality of our waterways. While public rubbish, recycling and cigarette butt bins generate considerable litter, significant amounts are still collected from car parks and roadside areas.Â If you are visiting our resort please remember to dispose of your litter responsibly.Â Bins are located at the top of most chairlifts and throughout the village.