From the Shire Pres­i­dent

Hills Gazette (Kalamunda) - - NEWS -

The old adage ‘one man’s trash is an­other man’s trea­sure’ is alive and well in the Shire of Mun­dar­ing, thanks to a re-use shop at the Mathieson Road Waste Trans­fer Sta­tion in Chid­low. The pur­pose-built sea con­tainer, known as Grab n Go @ Mathieson, means our res­i­dents have the op­por­tu­nity to re­cy­cle suit­able house­hold items. It also means they can help them­selves to any­thing for free that they may have a use for. With the Shire’s an­nual bulk rub­bish col­lec­tion un­der­way, it’s a per­fect op­por­tu­nity for res­i­dents to re­con­sider whether some of their items orig­i­nally des­tined for the tip, could be sal­vaged be­fore go­ing to land­fill. Grab n Go @ Mathieson, which opened just over a year ago, is the first shop of its kind in our shire. I’m very pleased we have been able to make the re-use shop avail­able to our com­mu­nity. Shire of­fi­cers and coun­cil­lors take our en­vi­ron­men­tal re­spon­si­bil­i­ties very se­ri­ously, par­tic­u­larly when it comes to manag­ing waste. We want to re­duce the amount of waste sent to land­fill in our shire by re-us­ing and re­cov­er­ing valu­able re­sources. Think of all the nat­u­ral re­sources used to cre­ate ev­ery­day items that we use around the home, and all the en­ergy and ef­fort that had gone into mak­ing those things. In­stead of wast­ing th­ese re­sources in land­fill once we have fin­ished us­ing them, we can rethink our rub­bish and choose to re-use, up­cy­cle and re­cy­cle. Grab n Go @ Mathiseon is a fan­tas­tic ini­tia­tive ben­e­fit­ing both our com­mu­nity and the environment.

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