New player in recycling

After three years of providing plastic recycling to the Geraldton community Rip-It Security Shredding & Recyclers have decided to focus greater effort on their core business of document destruction and storage, and as such are no longer able to continue the plastic recycling program.

Fortunately the service will not be lost to Geraldton, with NACC announcing this week that Community development Program provider MEEDAC, who have recently taken over the running of Geraldton’s Tip Shop, have committed to take over the plastic recycling from Rip-It, including the community recycling bins introduced by NACC in 2016.

Rip-it business owner said “I am proud to have started-up plastic recycling in Geraldton, but now that it is out there and happening, it is time to pass it onto someone who is able to take it to the next level. MEEDAC have the capacity to be able to really ramp-up the program, and I look forward to helping them take over this service.”

Milton Milloy, MEEDAC’s Business Development Manager, said “We are excited about taking-over the recycling, as it gives us an opportunity to employ more people and make a greater contribution to recycling – which we feel is really important for the environment and community.”

NACC will be working with MEEDAC and the City of Greater Geraldton to expand the existing community plastic recycling program. In the interim, plastic bottles can still be recycled at the following locations:

  • Caltex Sunset Beach – 620 Chapman Road
  • City Hive / Pollinators – 184 Marine Terrace
  • Geraldton Surf Life Saving Club – 260 Willcock Drive
  • John Batten Community Hall – Drummond Cove
  • PCYC – 105 Pass St, Wonthella
  • Rigters IGA – 177/179 Durlacher Street.

NACC Sustainability Coordinator Emma Jackson said “I would like to thank Rip-It Security Shredding & Recyclers for all they have done to get plastic recycling happening in Geraldton, and for helping me to set up the additional community recycling bins. It is fantastic that MEEDAC are now able to take this over and, I’m really looking forward to working with them to expand the program.”

For more information about recycling, please visit the NARvis website.

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