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Sort and Save Campaign

Sort and Save Campaign
03 September 2018

From Monday 10 September 2018 the Waste Transfer Station on Eucalypt Drive will take useful unwanted items donated for sale at the ReUse Market when it opens later this year.

City of Mount Gambier Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard said the facility will take a variety of quality items that are suitable for a new home.

“From Monday next week you can drop off your good quality items to the Waste Transfer Station, but I must emphasise that they must be clean and in a good condition,” Mr Izzard said.

“What will or won’t be accepted for the ReUse Market will be at the discretion of the transfer station operators.”

Council encourages residents to sort their waste loads to save time and money before visiting the Waste Transfer Station.

Residents can save on fees by making a few small changes to the way their loads are packed. Sorting your load and saving money is relatively simple by placing similar items together when you are packing your ute or trailer.- Environmental Sustainability Officer Aaron Izzard

Council’s ‘sort and save’ initiative aims to reduce the volume of re-usable and recyclable materials entering landfill through mixed loads.

“Many items can be dropped off for free, including items for the ReUse Market, TVs, computers, and liquid paint. If these are placed in separately and can be easily taken off first, then residents will save money on fees as they will only be charged for the remainder of their load.”

Tips for sorting your load:

  • Put all good quality items for the ReUse Market together (or on top of the load).
  • Flatten any large cardboard boxes.
  • Put bricks and rubble together.
  • Separate untreated timber, metals, e-waste and green waste etc.

“Through sort and save and the ReUse Market, together Council and the community can save money and help the environment,” he said.

For further information please contact City of Mount Gambier Media and Communications Coordinator Sharny McLean on 8721 2401 or smclean@mountgambier.sa.gov.au

Reuse Market Coordinator Rebecca Mobbs and Waste Transfer Station attendant Tanis Alexander sort a load at the Waste Transfer Station.
Reuse Market Coordinator Rebecca Mobbs and Waste Transfer Station attendant Tanis Alexander sort a load at the Waste Transfer Station.
Reuse Market Coordinator Rebecca Mobbs and Waste Transfer Station attendant Tanis Alexander sort a load at the Waste Transfer Station.