Recycling on the move

Article image - Recycling on the move Northern Midlands Council takes its recycling message to the streets.

Northern Midlands Council, Tasmania, has launched its new mobile recycling centre.

An initiative of the newly formed Northern Midlands Local Recycling Committee, the Recycling Trailer is designed for less common recyclables to promote recycling and to get people thinking about what else can be recycled, aside from what goes into their kerbside recycling bin.

It is often the less common recyclables such as batteries which do the most harm to the environment.

Developed in conjunction with the Northern Tasmanian Waste Management group, the trailer will travel around the Municipality and be used at schools, community centres, and community events to raise awareness and educate the community about recycling and reducing waste.

The trailer features eight individual slots where users can separately dispose of batteries, CDs and DVDs, glasses, X-rays, small electronic waste (e-waste), printer ink cartridges, mobile phones (and accessories), and bread tags.

The Recycling Trailer was made by a local company, SR Mechanical, and the signage was done by Tasmanian family owned, eco-friendly signage experts Fingerprint Signs.