Last weeks of Shire pop up hub trial

Published on 16 May 2018

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Mornington Peninsula Shire’s pilot trial of pop up clothing and electrical drop-off hubs will come to an end on Wednesday 30 May when hubs will be moved on for trial in other councils around Melbourne. 

The FREE pop up clothing and small electrical hubs were set up in Rosebud and Sorrento at the beginning of the month as part of a project funded by the Victorian Government’s Litter Innovation Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria.

The Shire partnered with SCRgroup to encourage the community to reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of unwanted household items for free for the month of May.

The hubs accept clothing, toys, handbags, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, accessories, manchester, small electrical items, unbreakable crockery and more.

Take advantage of this great opportunity to give your things a second life - clothes will find new homes in local and global communities that need them the most and small electricals will be recycled. 

SCRgroup is keen to hear from the community on your experience using the hubs and your ideas on how the service could be improved.

Take the quick, three-question survey online at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/ mobilerecoveryhubfeedback 

One lucky participant will receive a $50 voucher for the peninsula business or charity of your choice.

The drop-off hubs can only accept items that can fit inside the trailer and through the shute (500mm tall and 600mm wide). Some of the items not accepted include prams, mattresses, furniture, bikes, TV’s and suitcases.

Anything left beside the hubs, even if you’re trying to do the right thing, is considered illegal dumping, looks messy and poses a safety hazard to the public. Sites will be monitored.

If your item is too big or unsuitable for the drop-off hub, check the Shire’s online disposal guide of items you can take to our resource recovery centres at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/disposalguide

If you have hard rubbish to dispose of and can’t make it to one of our resource recovery centres, the Shire’s booked kerbside collection service is available using waste vouchers provided to residents via your annual rates notice or by paying a fee. To book, phone: 5950 1406

Members of the public are encouraged to report mobile resource recovery hubs needing attention via the Shire’s website mornpen.vic.gov.au/report-it or by calling 1300 850 600 or the Snap, Send, Solve app.

Mobile Resource Recovery Hub Locations:

Sorrento
Sorrento Community Centre (868/860 Melbourne Road, Sorrento)

Rosebud
Rosebud Skate Park car park (1380 Point Nepean Road)

PICTURE CAPTION: (L-R) Shire Foreshore Camping Officer Amanda Adam, Team Leader Foreshore Camping & Halls Heath Gillett, Councillor Antonella Celi, Foreshore Camping Officer Georgia Leonard and the Shire's Waste & Litter Education Officer Amy Yang