With the environment, greenhouse gases and global warming 'hot topics' around the world, recycling is one of the easiest things you can do at home to help save the planet!

The benefits of recycling are endless, but some examples include:

  • Reducing the amount of rubbish sent to landfill
  • Decreasing greenhouse gas emissions
  • Reducing your carbon footprint
  • Reducing dependence on non renewable resources

Council makes recycling simple - just make sure you put the right items in the right bin! The yellow lidded recycling bins are collected fortnightly from houses, or weekly from unit complexes. 

View the 2018 waste calendar to see what day we will be in your suburb.

What can I put in the recycling bin?

  • Cans - steel, aluminum and empty aerosols
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Milk & juice cartons
  • Newspapers, cardboard, magazines
  • Plastics classified 1-7 (look for the symbol below with the #1-7 in the middle)

Make sure you wash all bottles, jars and cans before placing them in your recycling bin. Only one unwashed jar can contaminate an entire load, making it unable to be recycled. 

If you have any questions about recycling in Palmerston, including collection days and what can be put in your recycling bin, contact Council on (08) 8935 9950.

Recycling programs

Council is committed to sustainable living.  We will therefore endeavour to provide you with a list of recycling opportunities within in the city to discard your unwanted goods and remove these products for becoming landfill:

Totally Work Wear (36 Georgina Cres, Yarrawonga) will take unwanted work boots and transform them into rubber matting to reuse in their stores.   
p: 8931 0501 
w: www.totallyworkwear.com.au

Palmerston Power Basketball Club accepts donations of runners, sneakers & basketball boots, in kids and adults sizes and donates them to players/kids in need of shoes. Donations can be left in the box located at the YMCA Recreation Centre in Palmerston. 

City of Palmerston Council Offices (1 Chung Wah Tce) are happy to take possession of your old unwanted mobile phones with a collection box situated in the foyer of reception, recycling phones to raise money for Youth Cancer Prevention/Treatment. For more information on recycling old/unused mobile phone please visit Mobile Muster.

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