City of Joondalup sets up public recycling stations

Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard with a public recycling station.
Joondalup Mayor Troy Pickard with a public recycling station.

THE City of Joondalup is setting up public recycling stations in the city centre on a trial basis.

As part of the City’s waste management plan, the five stations will be installed this month to encourage recycling of glass bottles, plastic containers and aluminium cans.

Three stations will be on Boas Avenue (opposite National Australia Bank, Suncorp Bank and the Joondalup licensing centre), one on Grand Boulevard (outside the Grand Boulevard Café) and one on Davidson Terrace (outside OK Oriental Mini Mart).

Mayor Troy Pickard said the initiative could help the City achieve its target of 65 per cent diversion of waste from landfill.

“The pilot project will assess how effective the program is and whether there is potential to implement public space recycling in other areas of the City,” he said.

“A successful trial will help identify suitable locations where recycling stations can be located on a permanent basis.

“Waste management is a significant and rising cost for the City and its ratepayers, is subject to high community expectations, and can have a significant impact on the environment.

“Local government plays an increasingly important role in providing information, infrastructure and incentives to encourage behaviour change in the community and offering opportunities like this reinforces the ‘reduce, re-use and recycle’ message to our community.”

The project was part-funded through a Keep Australia Beautiful community grant.