Hunter Resource Recovery has introduced an exciting new program to assist our residents to Recycle Right.
Over the past few weeks you may have seen the Recycling Education and Liaison Team (REAL TEAM) checking recycling bins across the Cessnock, Lake Macquarie, Maitland CityCouncils and Singleton Council areas to determine the common mistakes.
The Team has found that while residents intend to Recycle Right, there still appears to be some confusion about what is accepted in the yellow lid bin. Last year this resulted in over 700 tonnes of material disposed of incorrectly in the recycling service, at times resulting in serious safety issues for our staff. We understand that the task of recycling may not have top priority in a busy household, however your small act can make a BIG difference to our environment.
That’s why your Councils have introduced the REAL Team. Our mobile unit will meet residents face-to-face in your streets and suburbs over the next twelve months providing advice, education material and answering your recycling questions to help clear up the confusion. They will also do minor recycling bin repairs and report those that cannot be repaired at the roadside. It’s all a part of our enhanced customer service program!
Keep an eye out for the specially marked mobile education van and have a chat with our friendly REAL Team with any questions you have about the service. It’s all part of working together to …