National Recycling Week

Borough of Queenscliffe residents are encouraged to think outside the bin and sort through their household waste, batteries and light bulbs during National Recycling Week from 13 to 19 November.

National Recycling Week, founded in 1996, highlights the environmental benefits of re-use and recycling programs, while making participation enjoyable and easy through community events and programs.

As an Alliance partner, the Borough of Queenscliffe Council is proudly supporting National Recycling Week with a local drop-off point in the Town Hall foyer for selected items not accepted through the kerbside recycling bin.

Borough of Queenscliffe Mayor Tony Francis was keen to promote this popular environmental event.

"Many people may not realise how best to dispose of some common household items that should not be included in your regular bin service," Cr Francis said.

Items that may be dropped off include;

  • Polystyrene packaging (non-commercial quantities)
  • Mobiles phones, batteries and chargers
  • Fluorescent light tubes and compact fluorescent lamps (CFLs)
  • Household batteries – sizes AAA, AA, C, D, 6 volt, 9 volt and button.

This is the fourth year Council has hosted the local collection event, which aims to reduce waste to landfill.

"I encourage everyone to make the most of the local drop off event, which will help us to reduce our impact on the local environment together," Cr Francis said.

This initiative forms part of the Borough's commitment to be carbon neutral by the year 2020. For details of other National Recycling Week events and further information about recycling, click here to visit the National Recycling Week website, www.recyclingweek.planetark.org.