Learn to recycle right during National Recycling Week
  • Friday 07 November 2014
Recycling cans

Did you know that Australians produce over 18 million tonnes of waste per year – that’s the same as three million waste collection trucks full of tightly packed rubbish.

Recycling is one simple way that you can reverse this trend and make a positive difference. You can learn the secrets to successful recycling at one of Sunshine Coast Council’s revealing recycling events during National Recycling Week from November 10-16.

Environment Portfolio Councillor Jenny McKay said community ‘Recycle Right’ workshops and tours would be held to help residents improve their recycling habits.

“’Recycle Right’ workshops will be held at the Kawana and Maroochydore Libraries to help residents learn about how to recycling correctly at home and also to provide an insight into the amazing journey our recyclables take from the time they’re collected from our homes by the waste trucks,” she said.

“The ‘Recycle Right Tour’ at the Nambour Resource Recovery Centre on Saturday November 15 will include virtual tours of council’s recycling processing facility, landfill and Resource Recovery Centre and demonstrations of the amazing technology in our waste collection trucks.”

Recycle Right at Home workshops

Workshop #1:  Saturday November 8 at Kawana Library, 30 Nanyima Street, Buddina, 10am-11am

Workshop #2:  Wednesday November 11 at Maroochydore Library, 44 Sixth Avenue, Cotton Tree, 10am to 11am

Details: Learn how to recycle the right way during National Recycling Week. From cans to computers, there’s a place to recycle many items from our homes. During this one hour worksop you will discover what can and can’t go into your recycle bin. See footage of council’s Materials Recovery Facility where the recycling from the Sunshine Coast is sorted. Bookings essential. To book call 54758989

Recycle Right Tour and Community Open Day

Date: Saturday, November 15

Time:  9:30am-11:30am

Location: Nambour Resource recovery Centre, Cooney Road

Details: Recycle Right presentation starts at 9:30am at the Education Centre, Cooney Road. Waste education presenters will give interactive presentation, showing participants what to recycle and how to recycle well. Buses depart from the education centre to take a tour of the landfill and resource recovery area. Tours end at 11.30am at the education centre. Bookings are essential, too book call council’s customer service centre – 54757272

*Fully enclosed footwear must be worn