Recycling service offered

IPSWICH residents and businesses can recycle unwanted cardboard this festive season through a special service available at the Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre.

City Works Committee chairman Councillor Trevor Nardi said an eight-metre long compactor was available for the recycling of cardboard.

“At this time of the year people are left with extra cardboard to dispose of because of the boxes and packaging which come with many Christmas presents and toys,” Cr Nardi said.

“Council installed the compactor in 2008 in a bid to prevent cardboard unnecessarily being sent to landfill.

“More than 40 tonnes of cardboard has been collected in the past year through the cardboard compactor and we thank the community for supporting this initiative.”

Cr Nardi said the recycled material would be mixed with other paper products to make new cardboard.

“The compactor offers Ipswich residents another way to dispose of cardboard, especially if their home or office recycling bin is already full,” he said.

“It is a great example of how one item can be used many times in many different ways.

“I’d encourage everyone to use the cardboard compactor to recycle cardboard boxes, packaging and cartons.”

The compactor is at the Riverview Recycling and Refuse Centre on Riverview Road, which is open from 7am to 6pm daily.



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