The recycling news Geraldton’s bin waiting for!

More bins, more community engagement and more RECYCLING as Geraldton up’s the anti on the War on Waste!

Recycling and waste minimisation have received a boost in the Northern Agricultural Region this week with both NACC and the Dongara Placemaking Group receiving funding in the latest Community Grants Scheme round from Waste Authority of Western Australia.

NACC’s Sustainability Coordinator Emma Jackson said the funding provides a fantastic opportunity to be able to extend the plastic recycling program here in Geraldton.

“There has been a lot of community support for the program and interest from schools wanting to host a recycling bin,” Emma said.

“This funding will make plastic recycling more accessible for residents, and help divert tonnes of plastic from landfill.”

NACC has received $20 000 to build on the successful Skip the Plastic community recycling program trialled in Geraldton in 2016, including the introduction of 10 new recycling drop-off points, permanent signage, and inspiring community engagement activities.

Dongara Placemaking Group has received $8,115 for their project Wake Up to Plastics, to create awareness and reduce the number of plastic bags by distributing jute bags and holding workshops and information sessions on recycling.

Kellie Wilson from the Dongara Placemaking Group echoed Emma’s comments adding: “We are very excited. The jute bags will give consumers a local option to using plastic bags and help to raise awareness of the impact of plastic on our environment.”

Check out our local War on Waste story from ABC Mid West’s Chris Lewis https://vimeo.com/217135475

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

For more information, please contact Emma Jackson at NACC: (e) emma.jackson@nacc.com.au or (p) 08 9938 0104.

To join the conversation on Twitter, follow the hashtag #WarOnWasteAU.

The Reduce your Use and Recycle project is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account and will be delivered as a partnership between the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, the City of Greater Geraldton, and MEEDAC.

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2 comments

Recycling plastics in Geraldton is great as we have been taking ours to Perth.
Where are these bins located in Geraldton please?
Is there a facility to dispose of plastic bags that contained Ammonium sulphate, simazine, etc?

Bins are located at PCYC in Pass street, MEEDAC recycling at Meru tip, Rigters at Durlacher street

Plastic bag recycling is still to come!
Great to see other farmers doing their bit for the environment

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