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A POSSIBLE waste recycling crisis is unlikely to impact on Frankston ratepayers according to council.

Frankston area residents can continue putting out recycling bins for council collection as normal amid the recycling crisis elsewhere in Victoria.

Several councils, particularly west of Melbourne, have been told by Visy that the company will cease accepting recycling products from 9 February due to China banning the import of waste from Australia.

“Council has been receiving regular updates from the Victorian government and our recycling contractor, Solo Resource Recovery, to fully understand the potential impact of the import ban in China,” Frankston Council CEO Dennis Hovenden said.

“Advice from Solo is that at this stage, and in the foreseeable future Frankston City will not be affected.

“Council will continue to stay informed on the issue and will advise our community of any service changes in the future.”

Councils elsewhere may have to stockpile recycled materials or dump it in landfill.

First published in the Frankston Times – 5 February 2018

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