Way to handle waste
STATIONS FOR OLD PHONES AND BATTERIES
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.
The council has set up numerous waste disposal stations.