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@esperance_wasterevolution

Educating the community to become more empowered and motivated to minimize waste. Tag us in your recycling journey #esperancewasterevolution

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@esperance_wasterevolution

Count down is on ...only 5 days till 2021 When setting your 2021 Goals remember to include minimizing your waste. Willy Waste Not has lots of tips on how you can do just this! Follow Willy Waste Not as he counts down the last few days 2020! Shire of Esperance #esperancewasterevolution #2021 #Goals #zerowaste

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Did you know? You can safely dispose of your unwanted household chemicals and hazardous materials for FREE at any of the 13 Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Permanent Facilities in WA. These facilities are open 7 days a week, so you can drop off your HHW at a time that is convenient to you. Check out the link for locations https://www.wastenet.net.au/programs/hhw.aspx You do not need to be a resident of the Local Government managing the HHW Facilities to be able to drop off your HHW for free. There are a number of hazardous chemicals and materials in your home which must not go into any of your kerbside collection bins. If these items are not properly disposed of, they can cause harm to your family, pets or the environment. During the Free Drop off day back in November we collected a whopping 4505kg of Household Hazardous Waste from the Esperance community. Main materials collected on the day: • 51% paint (44% water based, 7% solvent) • 23% gas cylinders • 9% general household chemicals • 4% Acids • 3% each engine coolants and flammable liquids • 2% Aerosols Thanks to WALGA for coordinating the successful event. Shire of Esperance #esperancewasterevolution #householdhazerdouswaste #keepesperancebeautiful

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Be a GREAT Sort! Landfill is the last resort. A is for Avoiding excess packaging and disposable containers. Some items can’t be recovered using gifting, recycling, Earth-cycling or taking to specialist drop-offs, but we can still do better than landfill by AVOIDING these items in the first place! A lot of people are already making the swap from disposable and single use items to sustainable and reusable alternatives. People who are GREAT at Avoiding set themselves up before they leave the house with things like a: • shopping list (with low-packaged items in mind) • reusable shopping bag • reusable container to use at the butcher, bakery and takeaway shops • reusable coffee cup ready to choose to refuse a disposable coffee cup • ‘spork’ (a handy little knife, fork and spoon all in one) To celebrate National Recycling Week we will be focusing on how as a community we can reduce the amount of waste that enters our landfill. As promised today we are running a competition to win a Bokashi Indoor Compost Bin! COMPETITION TIME! All you have to do is share a photo in the comments of how you reduce waste by “Avoiding”. Your name will be added to the draw. The winner will be announced 11am Friday 11th December 2020. Let’s keep Esperance beautiful. #esperancewasterevolution #NationalRecyclingWeek Shire of Esperance #keepesperancebeautiful @planet Ark

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Did you know? It is unknown how long it would take for a glass bottle to break down in the ocean...that's a very long time! When you think that it takes a least 450 years for plastic bottles to breakdown in the ocean! These bottles were collected during our West Beach clean up back on 29th October 2020. The year 9's from Carmel Adventist College took part in the Tangaroa Blue Beach clean up whilst visiting our beautiful town. How long do you think these bottles have been in our sand dunes for? Shire of Esperance @tangaroablue #AMDI #WABCU20 Carmel Adventist College Secondary #esperancewasterevolution #keepesperancebeautiful

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Did you know? We are able to degassed your air conditioners, fridges and freezers for a small fee at our Wylie Bay Waste Facility. https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/sites/default/files/publication/files/2020-21fees_flyer.pdf Whitegoods contain metals that can easily be recycled and other components that may be of value. What is more important is making sure fridges and freezers are disposed of correctly and degassed, this is important because the refrigerant is a very harmful greenhouse gas when released into the atmosphere. Shire of Esperance #esperancewasterevolution #keepesperancebeautiful

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Did You Know: We have a FREE E-Waste local collection point. Computers, TVs and other electronic devices can be dropped off to our free TechCollect recycling program at Wylie Bay Waste Facility. And yes we also accept computer cables! @[457416980999045:274:Shire of Esperance] #esperancewasterevolution #ewaste #keepesperancebeautiful

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Did You Know: You can also drop off used aluminium coffee pods at the Administration Building. These are recycled through Terracycle - Why not start your own recycling station - https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU/ NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® has joined with TerraCycle to help provide a second life for used NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules. UPDATE: This program now accepts plastic Starbucks® by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto®​ capsules for recycling! These can now be included in your regular collections - no separation required. Once collected, the NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® capsules are cleaned and melted into hard plastic that can be remolded to make new recycled products. @shireofesperance @terracycleaus #esperancewasterevolution #coffee #keepesperancebeautiful

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Be a GREAT Sort! Landfill is the last resort. E is for Earth-cycling food scraps and garden waste into compost. The biggest way that GREAT Sorts reduce landfill waste is to EARTH-CYCLE food scraps and garden waste into compost at home or, in some areas, through your kerbside bins. It’s easy to avoid sending food scraps and garden prunings to the landfill bin, where they don’t belong, by joining the backyard revolution of people composting at home. Your choices include traditional composting, worm farming or bokashi. To celebrate National Recycling Week we will be focusing on how as a community we can reduce the amount of waste that enters our landfill. As promised today we are running a competition to win a Bokashi indoor Compost Bin! COMPETITION TIME! All you have to do is share a photo in the comments of how you reduce waste by “earth-cycling”. Your name will be added to the draw. The winner will be announced 11am Friday 11th December 2020. Let’s keep Esperance beautiful. #esperancewasterevolution #NationalRecyclingWeek @planetark @shireofesperance #keepesperancebeautiful @wastesorted

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DID YOU KNOW... There are recycling stations at the Administration Building and Library where you can drop off household batteries, all globes and fluorescent tubes, mobile phone batteries, handsets and accessories and chargers. Please keep batteries out of landfill - Do not put them in your bin or trailer waste, they are hazardous and commonly start fires at landfills. Computers, TVs and other electronic devices can be dropped off to our free TechCollect recycling program at Wylie Bay Waste Facility. For more information please follow the link below: https://www.esperance.wa.gov.au/e-waste-and-other-waste #esperancewasterevolution @shireofesperance

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10 Ways To Reduce Waste At Home Reducing the amount of waste we create in the first place is the key to collectively cutting landfill in Western Australia. Here's 10 simple things you can do to reduce your household waste: BUY LESS If you buy less then you’ll naturally have less to throw out. Start by reducing your grocery shop. Chances are you'll then be throwing out less packaging AND less spoilt food. Push it a bit further and apply it to your clothing and gadget purchases too. Be sure to ask yourself if you really need it... if the answer is "no" leave it at the till. SEEK OUT PACKAGE - FREE OR LOW -PACKAGING OPTIONS Look for fruit, vegetables and other food items that can be bought loose, and start making purchasing decisions based on the amount of packaging an item has. Invest in a set of reusable produce bags or simply place items in your basket or shopping trolley. BUY IN BULK Shopping at farmers markets and buying in bulk are great ways to avoid excess packaging (and often save money too!). Bulk buying doesn't just apply to groceries. Garden supplies like mulch and garden soils can be purchased by the trailer load, avoiding smaller, pre-packaged bags from stores and garden centres which cost more. AVOID SINGLE USE OR DISPOSABLE ITEMS Refuse single use items at home like disposable razor blades and wet wipes. Instead, buy reusable items wherever possible. BUY QUALITY ITEMS THAT WILL LAST Often cheap toys, clothes and electrical items don't last. Avoid this if you can by investing in items that will go the distance – reducing waste and saving you frustration and money in the long run. DON'T BUY BOTTLE WATER You don’t need it. A good quality reusable bottle filled with tap water is much kinder to the environment and your wallet. Consider an at-home carbonator if you drink a lot of sparkling water. TAKE REUSABLE BAGS Keep reusable bags in your handbag and car and use them for all your purchases – not just at the supermarket. See comments for more...

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Be a GREAT Sort! Landfill is the last resort. R is for Recycling only these 5 things: Cans, cardboard, paper, glass and plastic (bottles, jars and containers) The best recyclers sort it out in the kitchen by having a recycling tub next to the kitchen bin. In the kitchen it’s easy to separate, rinse and recycle. Recycling significantly reduces the amount of materials sent to landfill. To celebrate National Recycling Week we will be focusing on how as a community we can reduce the amount of waste that enters our landfill. As promised today we are running a competition to win a Bokashi Indoor Compost Bin! COMPETITION TIME! All you have to do is share a photo in the comments of how you reduce waste by “recycling”. Your name will be added to the draw. The winner will be announced 11am Friday 11th December 2020. Let’s keep Esperance beautiful. #esperancewasterevolution #NationalRecyclingWeek @wastesorted @planetark @shireofesperance #keepesperancebeautiful #visitesperance

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What is Cartridges 4 Planet Ark? Cartridges 4 Planet Ark (C4PA) is an innovative recycling program that provides you with an easy and environmentally accredited way to recycle your used printer cartridges. It’s a well-known and trusted program that gives everyone, whether you’re at home or work, access to recycling their printer cartridges via our public drop-off sites or through registered workplace collections. Since 2003 the program has recycled over 46 million cartridges, with zero waste to landfill. This is made possible by the great partnership between Planet Ark, our participating manufacturers, retailers and our program recycler, Close the Loop. Why recycle cartridges? Printer cartridges cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin. Cartridges are made up of a complex mix of materials that can be turned into new products, including plastics, metal, inks and toners. When they are disposed of into landfill, these resources are lost. The C4PA program provides an accessible way for the public and workplaces, including schools and councils, to recycle their cartridges. The program delivers a zero waste to landfill promise and is constantly finding innovative ways to turn old cartridges into new products. To register your workplace and keep Esperance Beautiful follow the link below: https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/cartridges4planetark/ @shireofesperance @planetark #recycle #esperancewasterevolution #keepesperancebeautiful #esperance

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Be a GREAT Sort! Landfill is the last resort. G is for Gifting things to charity, swapping or selling Unwanted, reusable things such as clothes and toys in good condition can be GIFTED to charity, swapped or sold. Virtually everything has a better place to go – we just all need to be GREAT Sorts and treat landfill as the last resort. For a lot of people, gifting clothes and homewares to charities (op shops), neighbours, friends and family is a great way to ensure items are reused. Finding a new home for good-quality items keeps them out of landfill, helps people quickly get rid of things cluttering their lives, and gives us a warm and fuzzy feeling inside – win-win! Want to reduce your waste? Why not join the: GARAGE SALE TRAIL 21- 22nd November 2020 www.garagesaletrail.com.au To celebrate National Recycling Week during 9th -15th November we will be focusing on how as a community we can reduce the amount of waste that enters our landfill. As promised today we are running a competition to win a Bokashi Indoor Compost Bin! COMPETITION TIME! All you have to do is share a photo in the comments of how you reduce waste by “Gifting”. Your name will be added to the draw. The winner will be announced 11am Friday 11th December 2020. Let’s keep Esperance beautiful. #esperancewasterevolution #NationalRecyclingWeek @wastesorted @PlanetArk @shireofesperance

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It's National Recycling Week! Did you know that the Garage Sale Trail will be on again 21-22nd November 2020. This is a fantastic opportunity for you to do your Christmas shopping or perhaps offload some of your own pre-loved goods by running your own garage sale. When the whole country starts putting secondhand first, the impacts are huge! Follow the link below to find out more. https://www.garagesaletrail.com.au #esperancewasterevolution #NationalRecyclingWeek @shireofesperance @planetark @wastesorted