CITY of Gosnells Mayor Glenn Dewhurst is urging residents to recycle carefully, following reports China will no longer accept recyclable materials from Australia and a number of other countries.
The City and ratepayers will likely be affected by the decision and Cr Dewhurst said it was important to contact the City’s residents directly to remind them of the ways to minimise waste and recycle effectively.
“We have been recycling as a community for about 30 years now and many City of Gosnells residents are already getting it right when it comes to recycling,” he said.
“It appears that some people may have become complacent about taking the appropriate level of care when placing materials in the recycling bin.
“There is so much more we can all do as individuals and as a community to separate items for recycling. Together we can work towards reduced contaminations of recycled materials and less waste going to landfill.”
He said it is vital residents think carefully about what they put into their recycling bin; one incorrectly sorted item can potentially contaminate an entire load of recyclable material.
“It is critical the City of Gosnells and its residents take action now to recycle right and stop the costs of recycling rising significantly,” Cr Dewhurst said.
“I look forward to working with our community to make this City a leader in effective waste and recycling management.”
Fore more information about waste and recycling in the City of Gosnells, visit www.gosnells.wa.gov.au.
Simple ways that residents can make a difference
1. Keep nappies and fabric out of recycling bin.
2. Leave recycling items loose inside the yellow top bin. Please do not put plastic bags fully of recyclable items in the recycling bin.
3. Keep all food waste out of recycling bin.
4. Wash out all glass and plastic bottles and containers and remove lids before recycling.