Eurobodalla Shire Council says a range of companies process recyclable materials.
“In addition to kerbside recycling processed at the Moruya facility, the shire also contracts companies to recycle products received at its waste management sites in Surf Beach, Moruya and Brou,” a spokesperson said.
Mattresses can be dropped off for a fee.
“All mattresses are recycled by Soft Landing, a social enterprise recycling company,” the spokesperson said.
E-waste is a major part of the waste stream, but elements can also be reprocessed.
“Electronic waste like televisions and computers are collected by TechCollect and MRI and reprocessed,” the spokesperson said.
Even polystyrene is in the recycling frame.
“Polystyrene is processed locally into ingots and transported to Sydney for reprocessing into hard plastic items like picture frames,” the spokesperson said.
Old oil and batteries can also have a second life.
“Motor and cooking oils are reprocessed by Wasteaway and Cleanaway into biodiesel and other fuels,” the spokesperson said.
“A group called Energi collects and obtains the valuable materials from vehicle batteries. Steel and other metals are currently collected by One Steel for re-use.
“Garden organics waste is shredded, tested, and given away to residents, businesses and used on council works.
“Good pieces of timber waste are sold through the buy-back centres and the rest is shredded and used as mulch on landfill, while concrete and bricks are crushed and used onsite.”
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