Recycling Difficult Items

A new recycling unit has been installed at the Kingborough Council Civic Centre.

The unit is available for people to drop off their difficult to recycle items from 8.30 am to 5 pm.

“We accumulate so many difficult to recycle items, like batteries, light bulbs, x-rays, coffee pods,” Cr Wriedt said.

“There is a real temptation for us it to throw them in the bin, but that just ends up in landfill and if it’s a battery, it has chemicals which can eventually leach into our water ways.

“Kingborough Council is on a mission to reduce the amount of waste that is sent to landfill.

“To help us achieve this as a community we have installed this great recycling unit here in the Council Civic Building.

“The Council has built a specially dedicated Recycling Unit which will be permanently located inside the Civic Centre.

“You can keep all of these items separate at home and then when you have enough of them, pop down to the Council building in Kingston and come and fill up our recycling unit.

“Don’t forget that on the 4 October, Council is also introducing another waste reduction mechanism in the form of FOGO.

“Our green waste service will transform into a FOGO service. FOGO stands for food organics and garden organics.

“Approximately 60 % of the waste in our bins is made up of food scraps which is fantastic if we can turn this waste into a usable product like compost.

“Diverting organic waste from landfill also helps our community reduce its greenhouse gas emissions.

“In addition to your usual garden organics such as lawn clippings and small branches, you can put in all food waste including vegetable peelings, fruit, cooked food, left-overs, meat and bones, dairy and citrus into your FOGO bins.