Resource Recovery Units

Wondering where your waste goes?

Our new Resource Recovery Units are here to help us achieve our zero waste to landfill goal by 2050. These units accept a variety of items that aren't suitable for kerbside recycling, ensuring valuable resources are reused or recovered. Join us in our sustainability journey! These are accessible by all members of our community during our offices's open hours in Moonah, Launceston and Devonport

Batteries

Batteries contain a range of valuable, and sometimes toxic materials. Recycling ensures these materials are retained in economically useful applications. Ecocycle also recycles to reduces the need to mine raw materials.

Bread tags

Plastic bread tags are sent to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs. The tags are recycled locally in South Australia, raising funds to buy wheelchairs for disadvantaged people, mainly in South Africa. 

Cardboard bread tags can be placed in an envelope and placed in your kerbside recycling bin.

DVDs, CDs & tapes

DVDs, CDs & tapes can also be recycled. Veolia manually dismantles and sorts into respective recyclable parts for further processing. All glass, plastics and metals are recycled, given a 95% recycling rate. 

Eye glasses

Eye glasses are donated to Lions Recycle for Sight Australia. The Lions Club refurbishes quality glasses and donates via suitable humanitarian aid programs.

Please remove the glasses from any cases. Please do not send broken glasses or non prescription sunglasses.

Light bulbs

Many light bulbs contain mercury which is a toxic metal that needs to be properly recycled and kept out of the environment. Light bulbs also contain glass, aluminium and other metals which can be recycled into new products by Ecocycle.

Mobile phones

MobileMuster provides a free and secure recycling program for mobile phones and accessories as well as other e-waste such as modems, landline phones, smart home tech, and wearables. 

Independent research has shown that there are about 26 million unused phones currently being stored in Australia, four million of which are unusable. 

Small e-waste

e-waste is discarded, surplus, obsolete, or broken electrical or electronic devices. Veolia manually dismantles and sorts into respective recyclable parts for further processing. All glass, plastics and metals are recycled, given a 95% recycling rate. 

Stationery

Green Collect creates environmental outcomes by enabling reuse & recycling of office & home goods to minimise landfill. As a work integrated social enterprise, we create employment & training pathways for people who have experienced disadvantage & barriers to employment.

Toner cartridges

Close the Loop is a well-known and trusted program operated in Australia to specifically collect and divert as many cartridges from Australian landfills as possible. The products recovered include plastics, metals, ink and toner.

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