Free programs during National Recycling Week

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It’s National Recycling Week, and Central Coast Council is encouraging residents to celebrate by discovering how they can recycle beyond the yellow bin, at a number of free, Green Living, events.

The workshops will assist residents to refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle around the home, to help live a more sustainable life and divert waste from landfill. Central Coast Mayor, Jane Smith, said Council was committed to helping the community find ways to reuse items and reduce an increasing reliance on single use items. “Through Community Strategic Plan (CSP) consultation, our community have told us they want ongoing education opportunities to help minimise waste,” Mayor Smith said. “During National Recycling Week, we will be running a number of events to help our community create a more vibrant and sustainable Central Coast.

“There will be workshops to reduce food waste, an op shop event to pick up clothing bargains, and a free movie screening of ‘Closing the Loop’, for those interested in how to eliminate waste going to landfill,” she said. Council Unit Manager, Waste Services and Business Development, Andrew Pearce, said Council was committed to helping residents reduce their waste.

“We have a number of systems in place to make recycling beyond the yellow bin as simple as possible,” Pearce said. “Residents can drop off up to 15 major e-waste items per visit, car batteries and scrap metal, to be recycled for free at any of our Waste Management Facilities.

“Recycling units are now at our Wyong and Gosford administration buildings and library branches, where the community can drop off household batteries, light globes and mobile phones for free. “Before you throw anything in the bin, think about if it can be recycled, reused or repurposed, as the more items we save from landfill, the better off we all are,” he added. A full workshop program is available on Council’s website.

Source: Media release, Nov 12 Central Coast Council Media