Wanneroo residents can get rid of bulky items for free next month

Emma Baker (waste education officer City of Wanneroo ) , Deputy Mayor of Wanneroo Natalie Sangalli and Jackie Kallem (communication specialist City of Wanneroo). Photo: Martin Kennealey
Wanneroo residents can get rid of bulky items for free next month
Emma Baker (waste education officer City of Wanneroo ) , Deputy Mayor of Wanneroo Natalie Sangalli and Jackie Kallem (communication specialist City of Wanneroo). Photo: Martin Kennealey

CITY of Wanneroo residents looking to get rid of bulky rubbish like cardboard boxes and tyres can do so for free next month.

The city’s waste services department is offering a community drop-off weekend on February 3-4 where residents can throw away a range of different items.

Ashby Operations Centre on Wanneroo Road will be accepting tyres, electronic waste, clothing, bulk cardboard and bulk polystyrene which will be re-used or recycled.

The drop-off weekend has been designed to meet the city’s commitment to reduce landfill waste with an aim of at least a 65 per cent diversion rate by 2020 and a reduction in illegal dumping.

A City of Wanneroo spokeswoman said in 2017 the local government body collected more than “2000 illegally dumped tyres”.

“Dumped tyres provide breeding grounds for mosquitoes, leak toxics into the environment and pose other environmental and health risks,” she said.

“In partnership with Tyrecycle, the tyres collected at this drop off weekend will be reprocessed to be used in a range of purposes, including athletic tracks, building insulation, soft fall surfaces, and even new tyres.”

The spokeswoman said electronic waste or e-waste was one of the “fastest growing” waste streams in Australia with products containing “precious resources and sometimes hazardous materials” that can’t be recovered through kerbside recycling or domestic waste bins.

“Items collected will be disassembled, and components made of steel, copper, aluminium and plastic recycled back into new products.”

The drop-off is only available to City of Wanneroo residents and a driver’s licence or rates notice must be shown when dropping off tyres.

For more information on what items are accepted, visit wanneroo.wa.gov.au

Community Drop Off Weekend

Ashby Operations Centre

1204 Wanneroo Road, Ashby

February 3 and 4 February from 8am to 4pm

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