Staple stores and grocery stores in north-east Arnhem Land will have their recycling bins recycled, but it’s a bit harder than it sounds.
ABC Radio Perth’s Ben Hunt has the scoop on the process.
Reusable bins have been around for decades but recycling in Arnhem is still a big deal for people in the north-eastern suburbs.
One of the most important aspects of recycling is that it’s about making a positive impact.
The community is in desperate need of some cash to help it, but Arnhem City Council says it is making a significant dent in its financial woes.
Arnhem City council says it has saved over $15 million over the past five years.
That’s thanks to the $200,000 donated to the city by the Arnhem Recycling Society.
Council says the money will be used to help the local recycling collection centre.
In 2017-18, the centre received $935,000 from the city.
A further $1 million in 2017-19 will go towards making the centre more efficient.
And this year the council will receive another $1.5 million from the City of Arnhem to help with the operation.
But the council has said the centre will have to reduce its waste collection volumes to stay afloat.
If it can’t find a way to continue to reduce the amount of waste, then it will have the option of closing its doors for good.
So far, it says the centre has had a turnover of $1,100,000.
Now, it will need to turn to the public to help get the money.
For every dollar donated to Arnhem’s recycling centre, a dollar will be donated to other local organisations.
To donate, visit the Arnhems recycling website and click on the green “Donate” button.
You can also reach out to the Arnheim Recycled Community Group to see if they have a recycling centre nearby.
This is the second year Arnhem has partnered with Staples Electronics to help customers recycle their products.
The Staples Electronics recycling centre in the city is a part of Staples’ global recycling network, which includes stores in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth.
The centre is a free and confidential service that will help customers make informed decisions about their future recycling.
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