As part of our Beyond Zero Waste Strategy and target to send zero waste to landfill by 2030 we have introduced Recovery Stations into our libraries
The Recovery Stations provide a new and free recycling service for our residents to conveniently dispose of those hard-to-recycle household objects that can’t go in your kerbside recycling bins.
The stations, made from 100% post-industrial recycled plastic and are located in Mornington, Rosebud, Hastings and Somerville libraries.
All residents are encouraged to take advantage of this service at these locations during library opening hours only.
*The following items can be disposed of free of charge:
- Mobile phones, cameras
- DVDs, CDs, floppy disks & cases
- Videos, cassettes & cases
- light Globes
- fluorescent tubes
Only these items can be accepted in the Recovery Stations, for correct disposal of other items please refer to our Waste and Recycling Disposal Guide.
The Recovery Stations are designed to accept household amounts only and cannot accommodate large quantities. Please take large quantities and bulkier items to our Resource Recovery Centres.
What happens to the items?
The recycled items will be collected by social enterprise Green Collect and taken to their facility in Braybook to start their transformation journey. Green Collect are dedicated to keeping these items out of landfill and within the circular economy through reuse, remake, and recycle. 60% of items get re-used and 35% of items are dismantled into materials for recycling.
Protect your privacy
Before you drop off your old phone or camera, take a moment to think about all the information it contains, such as personal details and passwords. As part of the preparation for reuse, electrical items will be reformatted however to protect your privacy it’s important to wipe this information before disposal. Every item is different, so check with the item’s manufacturer to ensure you know the best way to securely wipe all data. You are responsible for removing all private data from your device before dropping it off.