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National Recycling Week

By November 15, 2017November 22nd, 2017No Comments

TO CELEBRATE National Recycling Week, the Mareeba Shire Library Service is educating the community about being more environmentally friendly.

Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November 2017) is an annual opportunity for councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to brush up on their knowledge and become successful recyclers.

Councillor Nipper Brown is reminding all residents that while Mareeba Shire Council does not offer a kerbside recycling service, there are recycling facilities available at all Shire Transfer Stations.  “We all have a responsibility to minimize the waste that we produce due to the ongoing long-term effects it has on our environment,” Cr Brown said.

“Residents can recycle at any of the Transfer Stations by sorting their waste into the bins provided and help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.”

The Transfer Stations accept all kinds of recyclables from aluminium cans, plastic bags, batteries, cardboard, paper, newspaper, magazines, and E-Waste.

The recyclables are collected and then transported to the Cairns material recovery facility where they are sorted for on processing in secondary markets.

Minimise the waste that is deposited in the landfill by:

  • Composting your food scraps. Compost is a wonderful garden resource.
  • Consider a garage sale or donating any used items such as glasses, toys, furniture that are still in good condition to a charitable organisation.
  • Before you throw it out, have you thought about reusing, retasking, upcycling or giving it to someone who can use it?
  • Still in good condition? You could try selling it. Try a garage sale, an internet service like Gumtree or “Buy, Swap, Sell” pages on Facebook.

Visit Council’s website to find out more about recycling!