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Public recycling bins arrive at Kingston Beach

Photo of the Mayor of Kingborough Cr Dean Winter at new public recycling bins at Kingston Beach, with Youssef Assi, local business owner

Kingborough Council has installed new recycling and waste bins at Kingston Beach.

“We are really excited to be trialling these recycling bins at one of our most popular areas,” said the Mayor of Kingborough Cr Dean Winter.

“The trial will run until the end of the year and we will be assessing if the bins are in the right location, if they have been durable, and if they are being contaminated with general waste.

“It really is a key to its success that people are using them in the right way.

“If it is successful we can look to expand the service across other areas in Kingborough, giving us a better environmental outcome in line with our Waste Management Strategy.”

“Our customers have been asking for them for years,” said Youssef Assi from the Kingston Beach Takeaway.

“They will be happy that the recycling is actually being recycled and not going into landfill.”

The items that you can put into the public recycling bins are the same as what put into your home recycling bin.

The items are:

  • Aluminium and steel cans: Food and drink cans including pressure packs and foil trays.
  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail and office paper.
  • Milk and juice cartons.
  • Glass bottles and jars.
  • Plastic drink, food, and non-food containers, plus other containers with the triangle symbol 1-7 (except no. 6, which is polystyrene such as styrofoam and meat trays).