The blue plastic recycling bins in Sunset Beach are being relocated due to ongoing contamination.
The bins currently located on the west side of Chapman Road across from the Glenfield Shopping Centre will be moved 200m to the south to the turning bay in front of the Spalding Horse and Pony Club on the east side of Chapman Road on Monday 1 July 2019.
City of Greater Geraldton Mayor Shane Van Styn said the ongoing contamination was very discouraging.
“Over the past six months the City has been reminding the community to do the right thing by putting only types 1 and 2 plastics into the blue bins,” he said.
“When other plastics and non-recyclable materials are placed in these bins they become contaminated and the whole lot goes to landfill.
“We’ve already had to relocate the blue plastic bins in Drummond Cove due to contamination and hopefully moving the bins away from the cardboard recycling containers and rubbish bins at their current location will stop the ongoing contamination.
“It’s really frustrating as we are trying to provide a service the community wants and it’s unfortunate that their recycling efforts are actually going to waste.”
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 them 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
Drummond Cove – 19 Parkvista Square
Geraldton Primary School – Augustus St
Geraldton Surf Lifesaving Club – 260 Willcock Drive
Leaning Tree Community School – 15 Bayly Street
Mt Tarcoola Primary School – Acacia Street
Paringa Park – Paringa Street, Mount Tarcoola
PCYC – 105 Pass Street, Wonthella
QEII Seniors and Community Centre Carpark – 88 Durlacher Street
Strathalbyn Christian College – 15 Cedar Crescent
Tip Shop - 61 Landfill Lane, Narngulu
Waggrakine Primary School – Hall Road
Wandina Primary School – 29 Ajax Drive
For more information about recycling in Geraldton, head to www.cgg.wa.gov.au