Reduce, Reuse and Recycle in Goomalling
The Shire of Goomalling aims to reduce waste going to landfill and helps provide services that allow the local community to reduce, reuse and recycle.
Remember, as well as helping the environment, recycling can also earn Goomalling money - for example scrap metal that is taken to the allocated place at the tip can be sold for thousands of dollars, saving ratepayers money.
For tips on how to reduce, reuse and recycle see www.yourenergysavings.gov.au/waste
STEEL (TIN) CANS: There has been a lot of confusion surrounding steel cans and whether or not they are recyclable. We are pleased to advise there is a now a facility at the Goomalling Tip for STEEL CAN recycling, please ensure your items are cleaned thoroughly and labels removed before placing in the allocated bin.
Below is an outline of which organisation will accept what in the form of second hand and recyclable goods.
THE GOOMALLING REUSE CENTRE – TIP SHOP
This project was started by Goomalling Tidy Towns (GoTT) Sustainable Community to keep resources out of landfill and promote reuse and repurpose of usable items.
The following items can be left at the Goomalling Reuse Centre (at the Goomalling Tip – sea container). They will be onsold and all income will be donated to the Goomalling community via various organisations, or used in the running of the Tip Shop. The Tip Shop is run by volunteers and the only running costs will be improvements to the shop and necessary consumables such as stationery.
- Leather – rolls, skins, offcuts
- Metals – punchouts, shelving brackets, sheets
- Visual merchandising – mannequins, body shells, decorations, props, display items, corflute, signage and coloured contact
- Netting and sun shade material
- Containers – plant pots and containers that cannot be recycled at Lions recycling depot.
- Plastics and foam – sheet Perspex, acetate, cut-outs, polypropylene, stencils, vinyl, O-rings, containers, neoprene, eva skins, stickybacks, closed cell foam
- Foam rubber
- Corks and bottle tops (must be clean and if metal, not rusted)
- Full sheets of MDF
- Industrial offcuts
- Commercial overruns
- Bikes, bike parts, wheels, springs and interesting bits and pieces
- DIY materials – tools, fittings etc.
- Building Materials – tiles, pavers, de-nailed timber, carpet, vinyl etc.
- Some small furniture, furniture drawers, non-electrical with small amount of damage
- Paint: interior, exterior, art paint (must be in good condition and at least 25% full depending on size)
- Wood & timber – interior/planed, flooring, spools, frames, plywood etc.
- Rope, cord & twine
- Catering and medical disposables (unused, no sharps)
- Foils and films
- Blank Media – CDs & CDRs and cases and damaged CD’s and DVD’s
- Anything unusual!
If you are unsure please call Peta Marrell on 0467895811.
A few of the things the tip shop can’t take:
- Damaged MDF, Fibro, chipboard
- Bedding and mattresses
- Dirty or unsafe materials
- Household waste including steel cans
- Most household appliances
- Used computer peripherals such as used ink cartridges, toner etc
- Any broken glass, dishware, ceramics, mirrors
- Items that go to the Goomalling Op Shop
- Large furniture
Both Goomalling Tidy Towns and Goomalling Reuse Centre have established a Facebook Group you can join to be in the loop on what is going on in these areas:
Goomalling Reuse Centre - Tip Shop: http://www.facebook.com/groups/684055888405664/
Goomalling Tidy Towns (GoTT) Sustainable Community: http://www.facebook.com/groups/GoTTSC/
KNICK KNACKS OPSHOP
Located on Railway Terrace between RB Motors and Bendiga Bank. Open Thursday-Friday 9am-2pm and Saturday 9am-12noon. Goods are to be dropped off during opening hours only please.
- Kitchen and household goods – non electrical
- Small furnishings eg. side tables, non-electrical
- Wool, sewing items
- Vinyl records, CDs, DVDs, videos and electronic games – in good to excellent condition
- Toys – in excellent condition please
- Ceramics & glassware – in excellent condition, new or used
- New or vintage clothing and accessories, including junk jewellery
- Stationery – pad paper, pens, pencils, folders, blank paper etc.
- Props and costumes – theatre props, costumes, set pieces, wigs, fake jewellery etc.
- Books, comics and quality magazines – in good to excellent condition
- Haberdashery – zippers, buttons, thread, belts, clips, shoulder pads, braid, ribbon
- Fabric & textiles – rolls, large pieces, swatches, sample books, stripping, felt, large fabric offcuts, dacron, wool
GOOMALLING LIONS RECYCLING DEPOT
Located on White Street behind the railway line. Please sort your recyclables in the appropriate areas as indicated. The Lions Club also provide a pick up service within the Goomalling townsite on the second Sunday of each month. All funds raised by the recycling program are invested back into the community through donations.
- Newspapers and magazines
- Plastic – bags, bubble wrap, bottles and meat trays.
- Glass jars and bottles.
- Shredded office paper
- Aluminium cans
- Vehicle batteries and radiators
Ink cartridges and toner are collected at the Goomalling Post Office. The Post Office also has the appropriate bags to send in your old mobile phones and accessories.
Household batteries can be dropped off at the Shire Office.
In March and September each year a drumMUSTER is organised by the Shire of Goomalling where used chemical drums can be dropped off. They need to be thoroughly cleaned and dry, and caps removed. Next drumMuster will be on Friday 18 March 2016.
Why Not Landfill?
"Landfills have environmental and financial costs that are paid for by businesses and residents. They can pollute the local environment by:
- creating leachate, a toxic liquid;
- generating methane, a greenhouse gas 21 times more powerful than carbon dioxide; and
- producing repulsive smells.
They also represent a lost opportunity as valuable materials are removed from the economy."
-- source Planet Ark's 'Second Nature - Recycling in Australia' report
The Goomalling Refuse Disposal Facility
The refuse disposal facility has allocated areas for different materials such as construction waste (e.g sand, soil, bricks, concrete, etc) and white goods.
Please separate your waste into the various allocated areas, this helps with potential recycling.