National Recycling Week starts Monday 7 November, and one great way to get involved in Brimbank is by taking part in Australia’s biggest annual event for lovers of pre-loved buying and selling – the Garage Sale Trail.
It runs over two weekends on 12-13 & 19-20 November. Brimbank residents can register for free by visiting www.garagesaletrail.com.au/brimbank
It’s not food waste – it’s compost!
Did you know that composting food scraps, or adding them to your green waste bin can cut the waste in your landfill bin by half?
Brimbank Council recently added food organics to its green bins, and during National Recycling Week we’re inviting residents on a bus trip to check out how their food and garden organics waste is turned into mulch for farms and gardens.
The bus tour will take them to the state-of-the-art Veolia organics recover facility on Tuesday 8 November at 1pm. Visit brimbank.vic.gov.au/events to learn more.
Give your batteries a second life
Take your batteries to a drop-off point for recycling, and you’ll give them a second life, and keep harmful materials out of your bins and the environment.
Here are a few places that they can be dropped off:
- Brimbank’s five libraries in Sunshine, St Albans, Sydenham, Deer Park and the Keilor Community Hub
- The Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre (see below for details)
- Visit recyclingnearyou.com.au for details about local retailers that let you drop-off used batteries.
The Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre
National Recycling Week is also a great time to remind residents of all local resources they have to help them do their bit to recycle.
Residents should not place e-waste in their kerbside bins. This includes batteries in laptops, mobile phones, cameras, power tools and electric toys.
You can drop these off at no charge at the Brimbank Resource Recovery Centre in Keilor Park.
Accepted items include:
- Electrical items like toasters, kettles
- Hard drives
- Fax machines
- Florescent tubes (including CFLs
- All types of batteries.
It is located at Stadium Drive, Keilor Park, and open Monday to Friday 9am-4pm and Saturdays 9am-1pm. It is closed on public holidays.
Visit brimbank.vic.gov.au/rubbish-recycling-and-waste to learn more about this great local facility, and for other information about recycling in Brimbank.