Community & Business

25 June, 2022

Videos push right way to recycle

A SERIES of videos will be launched by Mareeba Shire Council to try and educate residents on “recycling right”.

Videos push right way to recycle
Videos push right way to recycle

The first video in the four-part series, filmed by local videographer Brendan Keeling, features on council’s social media platforms and website which also outlines more details for residents about local transfer stations. 

Councillor Lenore Wyatt, who is a passionate supporter of living sustainably, is the face of the new ground-breaking initiative that forms part of council’s “Recycle Right” program. 

“We are excited to launch a new video series which educates locals on ways they can recycle everything from batteries and laptops to household waste and TVs,” she said. 

An example of how recycling can be turned into useable materials is the bright blue bollards lining Rotary Park which are made from recycled milk bottles. 

“If everyone does their bit to Recycle Right, like thoughtfully disposing of milk bottles, well, I’d drink to that,” Cr Wyatt said. 

Mareeba Rotary president James Howe said it took 1,750 pieces of plastic to create one plastic bollard.

 “Mareeba Rotary Club received a generous grant from Bendigo Bank which we used to purchase the bollards. 

Recycled plastic bollards are very durable and an excellent alternative to timber or steel.” 

Mayor Angela Toppin added her voice to the recycling campaign. 

"Our Recycle Right program aims to encourage people to think twice about what they do with their rubbish and e-waste,” she said. 

“Items like milk bottles are collected at our transfer stations and sent to Cairns for recycling.” 

The three other videos will be rolled out in coming weeks.


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