Victoria Park Farmers Market recycling program recovers 75kg of batteries, light globes and smoke alarms


Community Forum Victoria Park members Peter McKenzie, Jeanette McPhee, David Ashton, Jan Jermalinski, Sandra Brown, Morag Crofts are encouraging people to bring recyclable items to the Victoria Park Farmers Market.
Community Forum Victoria Park members Peter McKenzie, Jeanette McPhee, David Ashton, Jan Jermalinski, Sandra Brown, Morag Crofts are encouraging people to bring recyclable items to the Victoria Park Farmers Market.

COMMUNITY Forum Victoria Park has collected 75kg of recycled material since commencing the recycling program for household batteries, light globes and smoke alarms in June 2016 at the Victoria Park Farmers Market.

President David Ashton said that members had recently delivered its recycling bin to the Town of Victoria Park Depot to be weighed and emptied.

“That is 75kg of waste that will be recycled rather than sent to landfill,” he said.

“The service proved popular with market goers, as each month we received an increase in the number of people dropping off their goods for recycling.”

Mr Ashton said that due to requests from the public, the forum would extend the service to include mobile phones and small-scale IT equipment.

“The Town has generously donated an extra rubbish bin, so we will be collecting more items in future,” he said.

The service will resume in 2017 on the third Sunday of every month from 8am to 11.30am at the Victoria Park Farmers Market, which takes place at John MacMillan Park.