Group notes strong interest and support for recycling days

Taylar AmoniniNorth West Telegraph
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Hedlanders will be able to recycle their household waste on Saturday.

Care For Hedland has been running a waste management program every second Saturday of the month for glass bottles and jars, metal cans, drink cans and jar lids, plastic water bottles, milk bottles, paper and cardboard.

The environmental association’s co-ordinator Melissa Wood said the monthly recycling day has been gaining strong interest and support over the past few months.

“Residents are becoming more aware of the recycle days and we have had a lot of interest, with new faces each month showing up to drop off their recycling,” she said.

“The monthly recycle days last year were averaging over 2 tons a month.

“Over the last year we have been able to recycle and prevent over 20 tonnes of waste going to landfill. This doesn’t include the amount that is dropped off at the toxfree drop-off station.”

Care for Hedland will be at the Port Hedland Turf Club and the South Hedland Shopping Centre, 8-10am.

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