‘TIS the season for extra recyclables – and if your yellow-topped bin is maxed post-Christmas, there’s a solution.
Wollongong City Council will provide an additional recycling drop-off site at Woonona this Friday morning. Residents will be able to handover recyclables, including bottles, cardboard, glass and hard plastics to Remondis staff.
Interestingly, the drop-off site is located at what was once a former garbage tip – Ocean Park, Woonona, on Friday December 27 from 8am to 11am.
Wollongong Acting Lord Mayor Tania Brown said Christmas can be a time when residents are faced with additional items for recycling and the bins can fill quickly.
“We know our community is passionate about their environment and recycling and we want to support this,” Cr Brown said.
Other drop-off sites will be located at Beaton Park, Wollongong (Gipp Street entrance) on Friday December 27 from 1pm to 4pm, and at Port Kembla Cricket Club on Monday December 30 from 8am to 11am. The collection points are not a ‘Return and Earn’ refund service.
Cr Brown said if people aren’t able to make one of these dates or locations, they can take extra recyclables for free to the Community Recycling Centre at Whyte’s Gully, open seven days
Cr Brown said the recycling drop offs are in addition to the usual waste collections that will continue across the Christmas/New Year period.
“While the waste truck drivers will spend Christmas Day off the road and with their family and friends, they’ll be back at it on Boxing Day collecting bins,’’ Cr Brown said.
“The message is to pop your bin out as normal and it’ll be collected as close as possible to your usual collection day.’’
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