Easy drop-off points for recycling problem waste

Eurobodalla Council is making its Community Recycling Centre more mobile to make it easier for residents to drop off a range of common household problem waste for recycling.

Household batteries, old phones and chargers, print cartridges and X-rays can be dropped off to bespoke recycling collection bins at Batemans Bay Library, Narooma Library and the Council’s admin building at Moruya.

Two mobile versions of the bins are also available to borrow for a set timeframe, including for events.

Council’s waste services manager Nathan Ladmore said items collected would be recycled through the Community Recycling Centre, which is based at the Surf Beach waste management facility.

“We want the Community Recycling Centre to be accessible to everyone, especially to those in the south of the shire,” he said.

“We’ve long collected household batteries, mobile phones and their accessories and print cartridges for recycling at local libraries and the Council admin building but they’ve previously been in separate bins.

“We’ve designed these new bins to streamline the process and also make them easy to deliver to any part of the community that would like to be a short-term collection point.”

Mr Ladmore said X-rays was a new addition to the collection, as Council often received calls from residents wanting to know where and how they can be recycled.

In addition to domestic quantities of household batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and X-rays, a range of items can be dropped off for free for recycling at the Community Recycling Centre at Surf Beach, including paint, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, motor and other oils, smoke detectors, fluoro globes and tubes and car batteries.

For more information, or to borrow of one of the new recycling collection bins, phone Council’s waste team on 4474 1024.

Above: Eurobodalla Council’s waste operations coordinator Evan Brooks puts one of his old mobile phones in the new recycling collection bin at Council’s admin building at Moruya. The bins, which are available to borrow, are also at Batemans Bay and Narooma Libraries.