Waste / Recycling
If you live in Geelong the North Geelong Resource Recovery Centre & Transfer Station
(Douro St Nth Geelong - 5272 2613) is a fantastic resource.
They are a Detox your home
collection point and will accept :
- motor oil
- fluoro tubes
- gas cylinders
They are also a byteback
centre and will accept old computers
They also have a great tip shop there which is another way of keeping items out of landfill.
For more information on local waste and recycling see :
If you wish to dispose of mobile phones
safely (they should not go in landfill) then you will need to find a mobile phone retailer that participates in the Mobilemuster phone recycling scheme. Most retailers will have Mobilemuster bin in their stores.Blinkybulb - June 09
Members of GSG, transition town groups and others may like to know that they can now recycle their spent fluorescent tubes and compact fluorescent bulbs by taking them to local collection points. They will be sent for processing to recover the glass, aluminium, phosphor powder and, most importantly, mercury – a valuable but highly toxic metal which is currently going to landfill.
This is a co-operative project of Rotary, five Regional Waste Management Groups across western and northern Victoria , and local businesses. We hope the program will extend into other districts in the near future.
To find your nearest collection point, and for more information, please go to www.blinkybulb.com.au
Chair, Rotary International District 9780 Preserve Planet Earth (Water & Environment) Committee
Where Can I Be Recycled?
(information courtesy of Barwon Regional Waste Management Group)
are a number of common household items that cannot be placed in your
kerbside recycling bin but that can be recycled through the following
take back programs-
Mobile Phones- can be recycled at most phone retailers, to find out more visit the Mobile Muster website
Printer Cartridges- can
be refilled at Cartridge World or recycled through Planet Ark
collection bins at participating Australian Post Office shops- to find
out more visit Planet Ark website
can be recycled by taking them back to participating mattress retailers
or dropping them off at any of the Transfer Stations in the Region.
Medicines- unwanted or out of date medicines can be recycled by taking them back to your nearest pharmacy. For more information visit the Return Unwanted Medicines website
Expanded Polystyrene- can be recycled by taking to the Douro Street or Anglesea Transfer Station.
Fluorescent Light Globes- can be recycled by taking them to your nearest Blinky Bulb collection point, for more information visit www.blinkybulb.com.au