National Recycling Week 2015 is almost here and this year our key message is promoting our kerbside recycling and recycling at our waste facilities.
National Recycling Week will be held on 9-15th November, 2015 and Council will be setting up a display stall at both the Ayr and Home Hill Libraries.
Council is also offering talks about recycling at local schools this year as a part of Recycling Week celebrations. Talks will focus on the benefits of recycling, how to make recycle easy at home, school and work and also what happens to recyclable materials after we put them in the yellow bin.
Every recyclable item that community members place into their recycle bin at home or at work makes a difference in reducing the waste that ends up in landfill. This reduces the costs to the community as well as having added environmental benefits.
Most residential and commercial properties have a waste service through council and this includes a yellow lidded recycle bin. Recycle facilities are also available at our waste transfer stations at Ayr, Home Hill, Giru and Clare and Kirknie Landfill.
By sorting your waste into recyclables and non-recyclables, again you are decreasing the amount of waste that ends up in landfill. Our transfer station operators are happy to direct you to where your items can go. You will also reduce the cost of your trip to the waste facility – sorted waste is free for residents with domestic waste.
Many items can also be put into our second hand stores at Ayr and Home Hill where they can be purchased and reused by other residents.
For more information see the National Recycling Week website.