New recycling hubs recently installed at City of Gosnells libraries and the Civic Centre have already proven popular with residents.

The new hubs allow community members to recycle aerosol containers, light globes, printer cartridges, mobile phones and phone chargers, which can’t be disposed of in kerbside rubbish and recycling collections.

Mayor Terresa Lynes said the response to the new recycling hubs had been positive.

“Already we are seeing many residents take advantage of these recycling hubs – the aerosol bin at Thornlie Library needed to be emptied in less than a week,” she said.

“These items are considered hazardous household waste as they contain chemicals and small amounts of toxic materials that could leach into the environment if they are disposed of in landfill, so it’s important the City is providing a safe alternative.

“We all need to work together to recycle right and take responsibility for the waste we produce.”

The new recycling hubs are located at Amherst Village Library, Knowledge Centre, Mills Park Library, Thornlie Library and the City of Gosnells Civic Centre.

They are part of a series of initiatives to reduce waste in the City of Gosnells, including 12 new container exchange points installed at locations across the City and a seven-month Waste Sorted campaign to reduce the rate of contamination in yellow-lid recycling collections.

Visit the City’s website at gosnells.wa.gov.au for details about what can be recycled and where.

Published on

20th Feb 2023

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