National Recycling Week celebrated its 25th anniversary last week with councils, workplaces, schools and individuals to help improve their recycling knowledge, build better recycling habits and build trust in recycling.
The theme ‘Recovery – A future beyond the bin’ encouraged residents to think about how to value resources, and giving them a second life by reducing, reusing and recycling.
Parkes Shire Council announced that Parkes residents would be able to dispose of problem wastes such as paint, gas bottles, batteries and more, free of charge at its new Community Recycling Centre at the existing Parkes Waste Facility.
“As a community, reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions and our need for new materials,” said Chair of Parkes Shire Waste Committee, Cr Alan Ward. “By reducing and reusing we can all save money at home and in the workplace.”
To celebrate National Recycling Week, Netwaste, developed a game so you can test your skills on what stream different wastes go to. You can find the link on Council’s website to play along and see
how quickly you can sort rubbish. Go to https://recycle.netwaste.org.au/
The Netwaste Group of Councils will also be coordinating a community survey to assess our local community’s usage and satisfaction with the current kerbside recycling, food, garden and general waste service. The survey will be conducted via telephone to Parkes Shire residents or alternatively, you can take the survey online before Sunday, 29th November. The survey is available on Council’s website www.parkes.nsw.gov.au or go direct to the survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/W55M7JN