Temporary recycling drop-off available at Ocean Park Woonona this Friday

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‘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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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of Australian pubs and associated industries for over 30 years. He is working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides writing a number of history books, Mick managed several community newspapers. He has been editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), the Sydney city newspaper, City News, and Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.


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