Drop off day solves excess recycling material problem

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Council's drop off day on January 7 is the answer.
Too much recycling materials after Christmas? Council’s drop off day on January 7 is the answer.

Is your recycling bin bursting at the seams after Christmas?

Local residents will have the chance to clear their clutter by dropping off excess recyclables as part of Campbelltown City Council’s free recyclables drop off day.

This year it will be on Saturday, January 7, so mark it in your diary.

Residents will be able to drop off their recyclables from 8am and until 3pm.

And also note that there is a new location – Leumeah Station car park on the western or Wodbine side of the railway line.

Any materials that would normally be collected in yellow-lid recycling bins, such as paper, cardboard, aluminium cans and glass and plastic bottles, will be accepted.

Residents can also dispose of polystyrene on the day, although it is not included in the regular recycling program and shouldn’t be placed in yellow-lid recycling bins.

Mayor of Campbelltown, Cr George Brticevic, said the free recyclables drop off day had been moved to the new, larger site to accommodate the popularity of the service.

[social_quote duplicate=”no” align=”default”]“Recycling is good for the environment, and council’s recyclables drop off day aims to make it as easy as possible for residents to help divert waste from landfill, especially at this time of year when we all have more recyclable waste than at most other times,” he said.[/social_quote]

The success of the annual initiative was recently recognised at the Local Government NSW Excellence in the Environment Awards, with the event named large council category winner of the resource recovery award, in acknowledgement of its innovative and effective contribution to waste management.

Cr Brticevic said he was proud of the recent recognition for the initiative, which demonstrated council’s commitment to recycling and promoting sustainable practices.

“The free recyclables drop off day has been a huge success with residents, and is just one of a range of waste and recycling programs council offers to encourage the community to help protect the environment through responsible waste disposal,” he said.

Residents are requested to separate recyclable products and polystyrene prior to arrival, to help reduce queue times.

General waste will not be accepted and residents are requested not to bring recycling bins to the event.

Visit the website link here for more information on Council’s waste and recycling services.


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