Goulburn-Mulwaree – Recycling in the CBD

Final Report – March 2012

As a result of the survey conducted by Endeavour Industries and funded by Sustaining Our Towns, 262 large recycling bins have been purchased by Goulburn-Mulwaree Shire Council at a cost of nearly $15,000 for use in a selected section of the business district of Goulburn. The council through their Environment Committee is also now considering commercial recycling options for the whole of the business district. Margaret Cunningham from Endeavour Industries says that conducting this survey of over 250 businesses was the best marketing tool she has ever used.

Update

16 December 2011

Our project has been most successful by raising the awareness of recycling overall.

The list of  strategies that we planned and executed are as follows.

  • We planned and printed our education brochures, explaining  what was recyclable.
  • We planned and presented our questionnaire to the GOULBURN Mulwaree Council Environment Committee and also the CBD Recycling Working Party 2010.
  • We requested that this questionnaire be thoroughly examined and ratified by these committees.
  • We collated a database of businesses in the CBD
  • We invited SOT to address the GOULBURN Rotary Club on SOT’s goals.
  • The GOULBURN Chamber of commerce were fully briefed at one of their meetings on what we were going to accomplish after getting all the data together, from the survey.
  • Media releases on the project went to The Goulburn Post and the Goulburn-Mulwaree Council Newsletter and local radio.
  • Letters were posted to all businesses preparing them for a face-to-face visit.
  • 300 business were contacted face-to-face.
  • Over 100 surveys were completed on the day of our visit..
  • Just under a further 100 emailed, faxed or posted their responses back.
  • We are currently putting together a full report on every question that was in the survey, and the statistics and results will be forwarded asap.

MARGARET CUNNINGHAM

Chief Executive Officer ENDEAVOUR INDUSTRIES GBN.INC.

Local Project Announced!

18 April

Sustaining Our Towns is delighted to announce that the ‘Goulburn Business Recycling: Education and Awareness’ project is the successful recipient of the Sustaining Our Towns $10,000 Local Sustainability Project. Sustaining Our Towns’ support will be used to run a survey including awareness-raising of need for recycling amongst 300 businesses in the Goulburn CBD.

For more information on the project

Contact Margaret Cunningham on 21214830 or email: margaret@endeavourgoulburn.com.au

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