More room for re­cy­cling

Fremantle Gazette - - OPINION -

AN up­graded re­cy­cling cen­tre is ex­pected to give Fre­man­tle res­i­dents ac­cess to a big­ger and bet­ter re­cy­cling ser­vice.

The City of Fre­man­tle has dou­bled the size of its Mon­treal Street re­cy­cling cen­tre, en­abling it to take in more re­cy­cling metal, bat­ter­ies, TVs and com­put­ers.

A new free home col­lec­tion ser­vice will also be avail­able to res­i­dents aged over 65, in ad­di­tion to the an­nual verge col­lec­tion.

Fre­man­tle Mayor Brad Pet­titt said res­i­dents could now also drop off green waste, mat­tresses and clean bricks, slabs and pavers.

"As part of our One Planet com­mit­ments, the City of Fre­man­tle is sup­port­ing the com­mu­nity to re­duce waste gen­er­a­tion by 10 per cent against 2015 lev­els by 2020," he said.

"We have also em­barked upon a City-wide waste re­duc­tion strat­egy with the goal of achiev­ing a 70 per cent re­cy­cling rate by 2020.

"The new re­cy­cling cen­tre and the home col­lec­tion ser­vice will help us to achieve those tar­gets while also of­fer­ing fan­tas­tic new ser­vices to the peo­ple of Fre­man­tle."

The cen­tre is open from noon to 4pm Fri­days and 8am to 4pm Satur­days and Sun­days.

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