New large recycling bins installed at our Banksia Road Transfer Station are being well used but photos of recent drop-offs show a reminder is needed about what CAN and CAN’T go in them.
If in any doubt, the bins have a large sign on the front of them to help.
In particular, soft plastics (or plastics that can be scrunched in your hand) don’t belong in these bins. They need to be dropped off to the Red Cycle Bins located at Woolworths and Coles supermarkets.
Neither do things like electrical appliances or polystyrene.
The good news is despite these incidents, the Shire of Dardanup recorded a significant increase in the amount of recyclables collected during 2017/18 – the first time an increase had been recorded in four years!
Residents using the Transfer Station recycling bins are advised normal waste drop-off fees apply.
Fees for waste drop-off at the Banksia Road Transfer Station as outlined in Council’s standard Fees & Charges are:
- Wheelie Bin: $4.00
- Ute: $12.00
- Trailer not exceeding 1.8m by 1.2m: $20.00
- Large trailer: $24.00
E-waste can be disposed of free of charge at the Stanley Road Waste Management Facility.
Also just a reminder that if you find your yellow-topped recycling bin is always overflowing, you can order a second one for $68 per year. Just phone 9724 0000 to place an order.