City of Swan hosting recyclable goods drop-off day

City of Swan hosting recyclable goods drop-off day

The City of Swan will hold a recyclable goods drop-off day on Saturday for residents to dispose of recyclable goods and material responsibly,

The goods can include whitegoods, TVs and computers, mattresses, clothes, cardboard, batteries, compact fluorescent lamps/tubes, metal, untreated and unpainted timbers, plastics and even green waste.

Unwanted items include lounge suites, bed bases, household rubbish, polystyrene, construction waste, and paint in cans, glass panels, carpets and gas bottles.

City of Swan Deputy Mayor David Lucas said the City’s recyclable goods drop-off days were part of its commitment to being both sustainable and environmentally conscious.

“More than 4500 tonnes of junk and hard waste went to landfill last year, of which at least 75 per cent could have been recycled,” he said.

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“So this is an easy way for you to not only dispose of unwanted goods but do it in an environmentally friendly way.”

North ward councillor Kevin Bailey said residents who took advantage of the drop-off days would be rewarded.

“For your efforts the City will reward you with 0.5 cubic metres of free shredded mulch; all you have to do is drop your goods off in the applicable spot, then fill your trailer with mulch before you head home,” he said.

The drop-off day is open to all City of Swan residents, but proof of address is required.

The drop-off day will be held at Jack Williamson Oval in Midvale between 8am and 1pm on April 8.

For more information, visit the City of Swan website at www.swan.wa.gov.au.