Recycling – It’s no waste of time

Geraldton, it is time to get recycling.

More opportunities for type 1 and 2 plastic recycling are now available around Geraldton following the addition of new plastic recycling bins across the city.

The recycling bins are being set up in easy to access locations around Geraldton and it is anticipated that these additional bins will stop at least two tonnes of plastic going to landfill or ending up in our oceans.

Geraldton, it's time to recycle.
Geraldton, it’s time to recycle.

Community members have a valuable role to play, and can get involved by dropping their plastic off at the following locations:

  • Rip-It Security Shredding & Recyclers, 295 Place Road Geraldton
  • Paringa St Park / Bright Stars Day Care, Mount Tarcoola
  • Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club, 260 Willcock Drive
  • John Batten Community Hall, Drummond Cove
  • Rigters IGA, Durlacher St
  • PCYC, 105 Pass St, Wonthella
  • Pollinators / City Hive, 184 Marine Terrace
  • Caltex Sunset Beach, 620 Chapman Rd

Simone Mahoney, PCYC Centre Manager said: “We are really happy to be able to help out by hosting a recycling bin, it has generated a lot of interest, particularly on social media. The community are keen for more recycling to happen in Geraldton, so it is great to see this program happening.”

Rip-It recyclers and Shredding is offering this service to the community for free, to help them out we need to make sure that it isn’t contaminated.

You can recycle the right way by:

  • Only recycling plastics type 1 and 2
  • Not bagging your recycling
  • Removing any lids
  • Emptying and cleaning the containers

plastic-1Plastic type 1 – polyethylene terephthalate (PET); soft drink and fruit juice bottles.

plastic-2Plastic type 2 – high-density polyethylene (HDPE); milk bottles.

You can find out what type of plastic your container is by looking for the Plastics Identification Code stamped on the bottom of your container. I will be a number (1 to 7) surrounded by arrows going around in a triangle.

This project is funded by the Waste Authority through the Waste Avoidance and Resource Recovery Account and delivered in partnership with the Northern Agricultural Catchments Council, City of Greater Geraldton and Rip-It Security Shredding and Recyclers.

If you would like to know more about this program, please get in contact with Emma Jackson at NACC on 9938 0104 or emma.jackson@nacc.com.au.

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