Way to han­dle waste

STA­TIONS FOR OLD PHONES AND BAT­TER­IES

North Coast Weekender - - News -

RES­I­DENTS now have a more con­ve­nient way to dis­pose of their un­wanted mo­bile phones and house­hold bat­ter­ies.

City of Joon­dalup has in­stalled waste dis­posal sta­tions at Joon­dalup, Dun­craig and Whit­ford li­braries and ad­min­is­tra­tion build­ing to en­cour­age peo­ple to ‘re­cy­cle right.’

Ad­di­tion­ally, two sta­tions each at Wood­vale Li­brary, Bun­nings Joon­dalup and War­wick Shop­ping Cen­tre al­low for the dis­posal of printer car­tridges and com­pact flu­o­res­cent globes.

Items from the sta­tions will be col­lected by Min­darie Re­gional Coun­cil and pro­cessed for ma­te­rial re­cov­ery.

Joon­dalup Mayor Troy Pickard said the sta­tions were part of the City’s waste man­age­ment plan that aims to di­vert 65 per cent of waste away from land­fill by 2020.

“The new sta­tions also pro­mote the re-use of valu­able re­sources and help keep the waste stream free of po­ten­tially haz­ardous sub­stances,” he said.

Dur­ing 2016-17, the City di­verted 2.82 tonnes of bat­ter- ies away from land­fill.

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The coun­cil has set up nu­mer­ous waste dis­posal sta­tions.

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