National Recycling Week – 13-19 November 2023

With National Recycling Week approaching it is a timely reminder for residents to think twice before placing items in the bin.

“Much of what we currently send to landfill is actually valuable material that could be reused, repurposed or recycled as part of National Recycling Week 2023,” said Warrumbungle Shire Council Mayor, Councillor Ambrose Doolan. “This year’s theme ‘What goes around, comes around’ is all about providing simple and actionable tips that enable us all to keep those valuable materials in circulation, whether at home, work or school.”

Running from 13 – 19 November 2023, National Recycling Week provides an opportunity for residents and workplaces to learn simple methods of reducing their environmental footprint and preventing waste. 

“Residents across the Warrumbungle Shire can dispose of their recycling in the recycling holes in the wall at the Transfer Stations and Landfill or placed in the 240Lt yellow lidded bin for the fortnightly kerbside collection. Please ensure that only recyclable materials are placed in the yellow lidded bin. Plastic bags, nappies or personal hygiene items and needles are not recyclable and they can cause harm to the staff at the Coonabarabran Landfill while they are sorting the recycling,” Cr Doolan explained. 

E-waste, used motor oil, steel, glass bottles and jars, used furniture and household green waste can also be disposed of for free at the Coonabarabran Landfill and Transfer Stations across the Shire. 

The Container Deposit Scheme is a great way to recycle and be paid for doing it at the same time. You can take your eligible containers to the Dunedoo Transfer Station or Coonabarabran Landfill during opening hours. Eligible containers are generally plastic drink bottles or aluminium cans – check the bottle or can for the 10c logo.

Used pesticides/poison drums can be taken to one of the Drum Muster programs free of charge. These are located at Coonabarabran, Coolah and Dunedoo visit Councils website for further information on the Drum Muster service. 

“Remember that ‘what goes around comes around’ and we are setting an example for our future generations,” Cr Doolan concluded. 

For more information about recycling visit Councils website under the residents services tab.

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Last Updated: 14 Nov 2023