Youngsters in the City of Logan in South Brisbane have welcomed representatives from local council, as well as celebrated milestones, during National Recycling Week.
Pupils from Park Ridge Childcare and Pre-School hosted a visit by Deputy Mayor Jon Raven, Division 8 Councillor Jacob Heremaia and representatives from Cleanaway.
The pupils received education around the the benefits of recycling, helped sort and bin recyclable materials and watched as a yellow-lid recycling bin was emptied into a Cleanaway truck.
The recycling education and awareness visit was part of National Recycling Week, which continues through to Sunday, November 14.
The City of Logan is continuing its recycling efforts, with nearly 120,000 premises within the region now featuring yellow-lid recycling bins.
Council says that a record 13,225 tonnes of recycled material was diverted from landfill in 2020/21.
Additionally, the City of Logan’s latest contamination rate (28.3 per cent) represents the lowest in 18 months.
Councillor Raven praised City of Logan residents for embracing recycling but urged there was more work to be done.
“Reducing the amount of rubbish that gets buried as landfill is everyone’s job,” Raven said. “Our recycling and green waste bins are helping to do that, and we will continue to work with residents to explore new ways to reduce what goes into our landfill bins every week.”
To learn more about National Recycling Week, click here.