Published on 08 November 2021
It’s National Recycling Week and here at the Shire we are focusing on how we can encourage our community to get even better at recycling.
We understand recycling can be a tad confusing, especially seeing as each Council area is a little bit different. We are determined to dispel some recycling myths once and for all.
So, let’s get to it. Commonly misplaced items in bins across the Shire include:
Did you know there are a number of items you can recycle for free at our Resource Recovery Centres? These include:
We’ve made a handy recycling and waste guide you can print out and stick on the fridge. Go to mornpen.vic.gov.au/recycling to download yours today!
Do you have any questions about recycling? We are here to help! Ask us on Facebook, or email us at email@example.com
Quote attributable to Mayor Councillor Despi O’Connor:
“When a non-recyclable item is placed in a recycling bin, the bin is contaminated. This not only comes at a huge cost to the environment adding to landfill, but also comes at a cost for the Shire and ratepayers. Contaminated bins cost the Mornington Peninsula Shire and ratepayers approximately $600,000 per year.
“Let’s all take recycling seriously so we can drive this number down and spend the money on other worthy projects.”