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Warrumbungle residents are doing the right thing!

With the introduction of recycling bins and the “Return and Earn” container refund scheme, there are more recyclables than ever not being put into landfill.

Warrumbungle Shire Council commenced weekly kerbside collections for household waste and upgraded fortnightly kerbside collection for recycling to bins late last year, a service that is available to most residents across the Shire. Recyclables are also accepted for free at the waste management facilities and there is an opportunity at the Coonabarabran and Dunedoo waste transfer stations to earn 10c on some containers through the NSW Government Return and Earn Scheme.

“Now that Council has introduced the yellow lidded bins, specifically for recyclables, there is a greater opportunity to recycle and a greater need to sort the good from the bad” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Director Development Services, Ms Leeanne Ryan. “The recyclables are taken to the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) at the Coonabarabran Landfill where the recyclables are sorted.”

“We urge everyone to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle, but recycle cleanly and correctly” said Ms Ryan.

“We can recycle clean cardboard and paper, glass bottles and jars, steel and aluminium cans as well as your plastic bottles and juice containers.”

“Items like plastic bags, garden waste, nappies or food waste need to go in the household waste bins” concluded Ms Ryan.

For more information on waste services in Warrumbungle Shire, including when your recycling will be collected, visit Council’s website or drop in to the Coolah or Coonabarabran Council Office.

For more information on the NSW Return and Earn program visit https://returnandearn.org.au/

MRF Recycle

Image: Warrumbungle Shire Council team at the Coonabarabran Landfill working with the MRF to sort the recycling.  

 

Last Updated: 20 Sep 2018

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