Thursday, November 16, 2023


Mackay and Whitsunday Life

Did You Know? With Mayor Julie Hall

This week is National Recycling Week, a time for us all to think about how we can work together as a community towards a greener and healthier Whitsundays.

Have you ever wondered what happens to your recyclable products after they go into your yellow bin and get picked up by your bin man?

Our truck drivers take your recyclables to the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) in Mackay where they are sorted and processed. Once the items in your bin have been separated, they can be sent away to be used to make new items such as car parts, benches, pens, carpets, clothing and more!

Being a small region, we do not collect enough materials to have our own local MRF facility. By teaming up with the MRF in Mackay, we can make sure that our Whitsunday recyclables have the best opportunity to become something new! Using recyclables to make new products greatly reduces the amount of energy needed during the manufacturing process, helping to keep our planet heathy and to conserve natural resources.

For more information on how to recycle right in the Whitsundays, head to the Waste and recycling section of our website.

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