Recycling on agenda as Mayor visits Cleanaway

Published on Monday 8 April, 2019

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City of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst is urging residents to recycle carefully, following a recent visit to waste contractor Cleanaway’s processing facility.

Mayor Dewhurst said there had been several changes to local recycling in the past year and it was up to residents to ensure they put the correct items in the recycling and waste bins.

“Reducing contamination in our recycling bins is now more important than ever, so we all have to work together,” he said.

“When we put the wrong things in our recycling bin, it costs more to process and reduces the quality of the products that can be made with our recycling. This then directly affects the amount we pay for our waste collection within our rates bill each year.”

Mayor Dewhurst’s visit to Cleanaway was part of a City campaign to improve recycling levels and reduce contamination, following changes to the global market for recylables. Cleanaway spokesman Daniel Le Provost said Local Government recycling collections could only accept certain items.

“The people of Gosnells are great recyclers, we get lots of recycling from them, over 10,000 tonnes per annum, so everyone’s obviously very engaged,” he said.

“We just need to make sure everyone’s putting the right things in the recycling bin, just paper and cardboard, bottles and cans – not stuff like fabric, green waste or plastic bags… Just keep it simple and keep it clean.”

Videos of the Mayor’s visit to Cleanaway and interview with Mr Le Provost will be posted on the City’s social media in coming weeks.

For more information about what can be recycled in your yellow-top bin, verge collection dates and more, visit the link below.