Ongoing contamination moves bin location

The community is being urged to use the blue plastic recycling bins properly.

The community is being urged to use the blue plastic recycling bins properly.

Ongoing contamination of a blue plastics recycle bin in Drummonds has resulted in the bin moving locations 

The bin was located in the carpark at the Drummond Cove Hall but has now been moved to Bayside Park in Drummond Cove.

City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said it was disappointing that the community were not respecting the bins.

“It’s such a shame that we are having to empty a lot of these bins straight into landfill when we are trying to promote recycling and sustainability,” he said.

“It’s even more disappointing that after urging the community to use the bins correctly, they are still being contaminated.”

The blue recycle bin located at Waggrakine Primary School is also being continually contaminated and will be moved if contamination persists.

A total of 15 bins are located around Geraldton and are for the purpose of recycling type 1 and 2 plastics only.

To identify what plastics are type 1 and 2, look for the symbol on the item. Plastics include soft drink, juice and water bottles as well as common white or coloured plastic such as milk containers and shampoo bottles. 

People are also reminded to remove bottle lids and rinse the bottles out before recycling.

The locations of the bins are:

  • Beachlands Primary School – Corner of Whitfield St and Bradley St

  • Bluff Point Primary School – 18 Mitchell St

  • Opposite Glenfield IGA Sunset Beach – Chapman Road

  • Drummond Cove – Bayside Park

  • Geraldton Primary School – Augustus St

  • Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club – 260 Willcock Drive

  • Leaning Tree Community School – 15 Bayly St

  • Mt Tarcoola Primary School – Acacia St

  • Paringa Park – Paringa St, Mount Tarcoola

  • PCYC – 105 Pass St, Wonthella

  • QEII Seniors and Community Centre Carpark – 88 Durlacher Street

  • Strathalbyn Christian College – 15 Cedar Cres

  • Tip Shop - 61 Landfill Lane, Narngulu

  • Waggrakine Primary School – Hall Rd

  • Wandina Primary School – 29 Ajax Dr

For more information about recycling in Geraldton, head to https://bit.ly/2JdBupS