Xmas re­cy­cling works a treat

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

CHRIST­MAS presents are an op­por­tu­nity to re­cy­cle more waste, say the en­vi­ron­men­tal elves at the Western Met­ro­pol­i­tan Re­gional Coun­cil in Cottes­loe.

“This is a great time of year to ex­er­cise your re­cy­cling skills be­cause there’s a whole new range of re­cy­clables in the house, in­clud­ing wrap­ping pa­per, bot­tles from drink­ing, cards, pack­ag­ing and food con­tain­ers,” WMRC sus­tain­abil­ity of­fi­cer Na­billa Zayan said. The WMRC wants res­i­dents to com­post left­over Christ­mas food and not over­fill re­cy­cling bins after cel­e­bra­tions when they can be filled for col­lec­tions in fol­low­ing weeks.

More than half of waste and re­cy­clable items from Cottes­loe homes have been re­moved from land­fill since Cottes­loe Coun­cil in­tro­duced new 240litre green­waste bins a year ago.

“By us­ing the green­waste bin to dis­pose of gar­den waste, in­stead of the red land­fill bin, res­i­dents are be­ing part of a valu­able re­cy­cling process by turn­ing their gar­den clip­pings into com­post,” en­vi­ron­men­tal health of­fi­cer Dar­rell Monteiro said

Mr Monteiro said all res­i­dents should take large re­cy­clable items, in­clud­ing card­board, glass, plas­tics, mo­tor oil, paint and scrap metal, to the Brock­way Road trans­fer sta­tion.

WMRC sus­tain­abil­ity of­fi­cer Na­billa Zayan and Earth­car­ers co-or­di­na­tor Amy Warne fill up for Christ­mas re­cy­cling.

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