Join our Swap PartyPosted Monday 07 November 2016
As part of National Recycling Week, Mosman Council is holding a Pre-school Toy and Clothing Swap Party on Saturday 12 November. What was wonderful for 6 months quickly becomes useless as young children outgrow clothes and become bored with toys that no longer stimulate their imagination. Why not bring those good quality clothes and toys to our Swap Party? This is a great opportunity to meet and share with other local parents.
Where: Mosman Art Gallery
When: Saturday 12 November, from 9.30am to 11am
Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (7 – 13 November) highlights the many opportunities for improvements in waste reduction and recycling. In 2015, Mosman residents recycled around 42% of their domestic waste – well below the state average of 52%, and far behind on the NSW state target of 70% by 2021. We’ve got work to do.
On average, 20% of the waste placed in Mosman landfill bins is recyclable. This means that residents simply aren’t aware of what is and isn’t recyclable, and survey results highlight the need for better communication about household recycling. In response, Mosman Council has created a suite of new educational materials to make recycling simpler and clearer for residents, using colour coded signage and photos of recyclable objects.
Initially targeting apartment buildings and units through Council’s Green the Block Recycling Initiative, the new signage has been popping up across the municipality over the last few weeks and has been well-received by residents. The aim is now to roll out the signage across the municipality, clearing up the many misconceptions about recycling. The best news? It’s all free!
If you are interested in getting hold of FREE recycling stickers and signage, or have any recycling questions, call Mosman Council on 9978 4000.