With the environment, greenhouse gases and global warming 'hot topics' around the world, recycling is one of the easiest things you can do at home to help save the planet!
The benefits of recycling are endless, but some examples include:
- Reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill
- Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
- Reducing your carbon footprint
- Reducing dependence on non renewable resources
Council makes recycling simple - just make sure you put the right items in the right bin! The yellow lidded recycling bins are collected fortnightly from houses, or weekly from unit complexes.
What can I put in the recycling bin?
- Cans - steel, aluminum and empty aerosols
- Glass bottles and jars
- Milk and juice cartons
- Newspapers, cardboard, magazines
- Plastics 1-7 (look for the recycle symbol with #1-7 in the middle)
Make sure you wash all bottles, jars and cans before placing them in your recycling bin. Only one unwashed jar can contaminate an entire load, making it unable to be recycled. Do the scrunch test. If soft plastics easily scrunch up in your hand then DON'T place them in the recycling bin.
If you have any questions about recycling in Palmerston, including what can be put in your recycling bin, contact Council on (08) 8935 9950.
Find out what days your recycling is collected here
Council is committed to sustainable living. We will therefore endeavour to provide you with a list of recycling opportunities within in the city to discard your unwanted goods and remove these products for becoming landfill:
Totally Work Wear (36 Georgina Cres, Yarrawonga) will take unwanted work boots and transform them into rubber matting to reuse in their stores.
p: 8931 0501
Palmerston and Regional Basketball Association (PaRBA) accepts donations of sports shoes, in children and adult sizes for players/children in need of shoes. Donations can delivered to the Palmerston Recreation Centre during the Youth Drop-in Sport session held Monday-Thursday from 3.00pm-5.00pm and Fridays from 6.00pm-8.00pm.
m: 0400 548 416
City of Palmerston Council Offices (1 Chung Wah Tce) are happy to take possession of your old unwanted mobile phones and recycle them. Please drop any unwanted phones off to one of our friendly Customer Service Officers located on the ground floor.