Xmas recycling works a treat
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.