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“Don’t Let Recyclables Go To Waste”


The Beagle Editor,

A comment after reading the Beagle Weekender April 18 - “DON’T LET RECYCLABLES GO TO WASTE” With the arrival of NBN in our shire a massive amount of working phones and modems have been disposed of but Council has missed the boat as they are not on their list of recyclables. After switching to the NBN we disposed of working items including a three phone wireless home system with batteries, a wireless modem/router and booster. Plus two Telstra plug in phones, another modem plus an assortment of other equipment that could no longer be used. We also disposed of another three phone system belonging to a relative. A colleague commented that in the near future we may start mining our waste recycling centres to retrieve the valuable material now being dumped there. He may well be right! Council needs to remember that people will recycle if it’s easy. Taking materials to a recycling centre it not always an easy option, throwing it in a bin is! I remember some time ago you could dispose of mobile phones by putting them into a sealed plastic bag and then into the recycling bin. Could a similar system be used for electronic devices? Paul Lowry Tuross Head


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