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2 months ago in Media release , Sustainability
(5/10/2017) New recycling services coming soon

The City of Fremantle will be launching improved and expanded recycling services later this month.

The City's upgraded recycling centre on Montreal Street has doubled in size, with more capacity for recycling metal, batteries, clothes and e-waste like TVs, computers and monitors.

For the first time, residents will also be able to drop off green waste, mattresses and clean bricks, slabs and pavers.

The revamped centre, part of a 2017-18 budget commitment to improve this popular and important service, has a new layout for easier access and will now be open from midday to 4.00 pm on Fridays as well as 8.00 am to 4.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

The City is also introducing a free home collection service for eligible residents. This service is in addition to the annual City-wide verge collection which is for all householders.

Initially, the home collection services will be for City of Fremantle residents aged 65 and over (proof of age required), however it may be expanded if circumstances allow. Residents eligible for the home collection service will be able to contact the City to arrange a doorstep pick up of white goods, e-waste and mattresses.

Mayor Brad Pettitt said the new recycling services were all about delivering better services and doing the right thing for the environment.

"As part of our One Planet commitments, the City of Fremantle is supporting the community to reduce waste generation by 10 per cent against 2015 levels by 2020," Mayor Pettitt said.

"We have also embarked upon a City-wide waste reduction strategy with the goal of achieving a 70 per cent recycling rate by 2020."

"The new recycling centre and the home collection service will help us to achieve those targets while also offering fantastic new services to the people of Fremantle."

The new recycling centre and the home collection service will both be launched later in October.

A letter informing City residents of the new services along with a brochure advising what can/can't be recycled will be mailed out to households in coming weeks.