Neat solution to tricky recycling items

Kate FieldingSouth Western Times
Stanley Road Waste Management Facility supervisor Jai Pearce takes advantage of the new recycling station at the facility.
Camera IconStanley Road Waste Management Facility supervisor Jai Pearce takes advantage of the new recycling station at the facility. Credit: Kate Fielding

A new one-stop-shop for those tricky items South West residents want to throw away but are not quite sure how, is no rubbish idea.

Bunbury Harvey Regional Council has launched its innovative new recycling station at the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility in Wellesley.

The recycling station — a bright yellow sea container — has repositories for 15 different items which cannot be disposed of or are hard to recycle in kerbside recycling bins.

Bottle tops, contact lenses, smoke detectors, coffee pods and light globes are among the targeted items.

Council compliance officer Michelle Lloyd — who project managed the fabrication of the station — hopes it will be well utilised and provide the community options to correctly dispose of items that are recyclable, just not through kerbside.

“Visiting the recycling station at Stanley Road Waste Management Facility to correctly dispose of problematic items also provides opportunity for the community to bring other waste to the facility to be disposed of and correctly recycled through a variety of different recyclers,” Ms Lloyd said.

It is free to bring eligible items to the recycling station for disposal.

Chief executive Tony Battersby said the station was a one-stop-shop for the public to take unwanted items to be disposed of correctly.

“We are very proud of our recycling efforts at Bunbury Harvey Regional Council,” Mr Battersby said.

“It would be great to see the community visit our facility to ensure their items are being disposed of correctly and recycled whenever possible.

“We also encourage people to visit our Trash and Treasure shop and even purchase a bobcat scoop of compost or mulch from our compost operations.”

Stanley Road Waste Management Facility is open seven days a week from 8am to 5pm.

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