Recycling shed opens

Article image - Recycling shed opens Recycling is made easy with a new facility for the community of Yuendumu.

Central Desert Regional Council, Northern Territory has delivered a dedicated recycling shed, with bays for seven different recycling categories for the remote community of Yuendumu.

The shed was designed and constructed by an Alice Springs business using local employees, to cater for the community’s needs and to assist with increasing recycling.

It also focusses on diverting waste from landfill, which is a National, Northern Territory and Local Government initiative. 

The aim is to increase the average resource recovery rate from all waste streams in Australia to 80 percent by 2030 (National Waste Policy Action Plan 2019). 

Each of the seven bays is dedicated to a separate recycling stream. These are tyres, bottles and cans, white goods, gas bottles and fire extinguishers, motor oil, paints and chemicals, and batteries. 

The community’s residents are able to drop of recyclable material without contamination, which allows Council staff to collect the recyclables easily to put in piles ready for value adding/recycling.