New av­enue for re­cy­cling

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - NEWS -

A COM­MU­NITY group in Vic­to­ria Park is en­cour­ag­ing peo­ple to re­cy­cle their old bat­ter­ies, smoke alarms and light globes at the Vic Park Farm­ers Mar­ket.

Com­mu­nity Fo­rum Vic­to­ria Park runs its re­cy­cling ser­vice at the mar­kets, which is held on the third Sun­day of each month at John McMillan Park.

Pres­i­dent David Ash­ton said that over the past three months they had seen more peo­ple bring­ing items to be re­cy­cled, with one per­son drop­ping off items in June, three in July and seven last month.

“We iden­ti­fied a lack of these re­cy­cling fa­cil­i­ties in the Town, so de­cided to act and make such a fa­cil­ity avail­able and we are now start­ing to see the ben­e­fits of it,” he said.

Com­mu­nity Fo­rum Vic­to­ria Park has gone through con­sid­er­able change af­ter re­nam­ing it­self from the old Carlisle Ratepay­ers and Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion to an or­gan­i­sa­tion mem­bers hope can play a con­struc­tive role in in­flu­enc­ing the strate­gic di­rec­tion of the com­mu­nity of the Town of Vic­to­ria Park.

“We have adopted a com­pre­hen­sive strate­gic plan which re­flects the as­pi­ra­tions of mem­bers and en­cour­ages others to join our As­so­ci­a­tion to help de­velop poli­cies and ideas which we can put to the coun­cil or gov­ern­ment gen­er­ally for their con­sid­er­a­tion and hope­fully adop­tion,” Mr Ash­ton said.

David Ash­ton, Jeanette McPhee, Morag Croft and Jan Jer­ma­lin­ski pro­vide an av­enue for res­i­dents to re­cy­cle bat­ter­ies, smoke alarms and light globes at the Vic Park farm­ers mar­ket.

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