Hume City Council is encouraging the community to continue to reduce, reuse and recycle with the launch of a free pop-up recycling station at Craigieburn Sports Stadium.
Mayor of Hume City, Councillor Carly Moore said the pop-up recycling station would provide an opportunity for residents to avoid sending recyclables to landfill until the processing of kerbside recycling resumed.
“While our immediate priority throughout this time has been to maintain the kerbside collection service, we understand many residents are seeking an alternative to ensure their recyclables are processed,” Cr Moore said.
“Council has partnered with the Northern Community Recycling Group to introduce the fortnightly Hume Pop-Up Recycling Station to provide residents with another option for their recyclable materials.
“The first Hume Pop-Up Recycling Station will be at Craigieburn Sports Stadium on Sunday 22 September between 9am and 12pm, and will continue during these hours on a fortnightly basis until further notice.”
Hume Pop-Up Recycling Station
Sunday 22 September (on a fortnightly basis, until further notice)
Craigieburn Sports Stadium
127 Craigieburn Road, Craigieburn
Accepted recyclables (sorted, washed and dry unless otherwise stated):
- Paper and cardboard (clean and flattened)
- Bread tags
- Milk bottle tops and rings
- Milk, juice and cream Bottles
- Yoghurt, ice-cream, margarine containers
- Dishwashing liquid bottles (with caps) and dishwashing tablet plastic bags and containers.
- Contact lenses, used contact lens blister packs and used contact lens cases
- Glass bottles and jars (drinking glasses or decorative glass excluded)
- Metal cans, aluminium cans, tins and foil
- Toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps (squeeze out as much toothpaste as possible – but don’t have to be washed), and floss containers.
- Pens, felt-tip pens, mechanical pencils, highlighters, corrective tape, corrective fluid bottles (empty and dry).
Cr Moore said Hume residents can also drop off clean and sorted aluminium and steel cans, paper and cardboard to the Campbellfield and Sunbury Resource Recovery Centres between 8am and 4pm.
“If you are unsure if an item is recyclable please check the Hume website before visiting the Hume Pop-Up Recycling Station or the Campbellfield and Sunbury Resource Recovery Centres,” Cr Moore said.