Recycling in Dowerin
Opened on 19th April 2011 the Dowerin Recycling Centre is an initiative of the Shire of Dowerin's Natural Resource Management Officer, Mr Adrian Price. The recycling centre takes all recyclables including paper, cardboard, glass, plastic and aluminium cans. All funds made through the recycling of this material goes straight back into Dowerin's community including Dowerin P&C.
Residents are encouraged to stack their recyclables at the recycling centre which is located within the Shire Materials Yard on Stewartl Street. Alternatively, glass, aluminium cans and plastic bottles can be placed within the wool packs outside Dowerin District High School.
Kerb Side Collection - Dowerin P&C
Since before the introduction of the yellow recycling bins in July 2007 the Dowerin P&C Group have been operating a monthly door to door pick up of newspaper. This kerb side collection takes place the morning of the first Sunday of each month. All proceeds made from this monthly kerb side collection goes to support the Dowerin P&C and help with the development of projects to benefit students of the Dowerin District High School.
Residents are advised to keep papers flat, tied up with string and left outside the front of their property for volunteers to collect. Rural residents can leave tied bundles at the rear of the Shire Admin Office for collection. Other recyclables such as milk bottles, glass and cans can be deposited at the recycling station at the school.
Recycling efforts July 2011 to June 2012
|Plastics||1.4 tonnes includes all plastic P1, P2 & plastic wrap|
These figures do not include recyclables in storage at the time or scrap metal, e-waste components, DrumMuster, vehicle batteries, chipped Greenwaste, print cartridges & mobile phones.
(This tonnage is equal to that collected from the kerbside by Avon Waste of 45.43 tonnes.)
Tree prunnings chipped for mulch amounted to 283m3.