New recycling deposit station proposed for Burnie | The Advocate


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Specialty items such as toothbrushes, x-rays, bread tags and glasses could soon be recycled in Burnie under an initiative proposed by councillor Teeny Brumby, Cr Brumby wants Burnie City Council to spend $5500 to significantly expand the recycling deposit station at the council chambers, which currently only collects ink cartridges, batteries and aluminum coffee pods. “It’s an opportunity to modernise what we’ve got down there in the chambers and I think it just shows we are continuing to lead the way in recycling and sustainability in our community,” she said. “There’s a growing interest in ways that we can recycle so I think that this provides an opportunity for the community to contribute. RELATED: “It’s really about providing a central collection point for the city for a variety of very different items that can be used for recycling purposes.” The recycling deposit station would be similar to a “recycling hub” installed at Launceston Town Hall last year. The idea will be discussed at the Burnie City Council meeting on Tuesday night and would need to be incorporated into the upcoming budget. Cr Brumby said there could be “scope for a second” recycling deposit station at the Burnie tip if the one at the council chambers is well-used. Burnie City Council has previously been recognised for its mobile phone recycling efforts with a Mobile Muster Award in 2015, 2017 and 2019. While you’re with us, did you know that you can now sign up to receive breaking news updates and daily headlines direct to your inbox? Sign up here.

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