Wangara Greens Recycling Facility taking scrap metal for three-month trial

Wangara Greens Recycling facility manager Mark Bennett at the scrap metal drop. Photo: Bruce Hunt
Wangara Greens Recycling facility manager Mark Bennett at the scrap metal drop. Photo: Bruce Hunt

THE Wangara Greens Recycling Facility is accepting scrap metal for recycling as part of a three-month trial.

The City of Wanneroo trial will gauge community interest for the free service, with residents able to drop off items such as steel or aluminium cans, fence or roof sheeting, car rims and old hot water systems.

People can also drop off domestic pots and pans, steel or aluminium furniture, steel pipes and some white goods, with the volume limited to one standard trailer load per resident.

Fridges, gas bottles and fire extinguishers are not permitted at Wangara, but can be dropped off for free at the Tamala Park or Balcatta recycling centres to be safely degassed prior to recycling.

The collection of scrap metal is in addition to household and car batteries, compact fluorescent light globes, bulk cardboard, used motor oil, mobile phones and ink printer cartridges, which can all be dropped off for free.

The facility also accepts clean green waste from the public and creates mulch for resale.

Residents need the voucher included with their annual rates notice to dispose of green waste, as well as collect mulch.

The facility is open for drop off on weekends from 8am to 4.45pm at 70 Motivation Drive, Wangara.

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