Mar 042016

About RecyclingNearYou

This site contains information about the recycling and waste services offered by your council as well as local drop-off options for items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and many more. To find options near you use the Search function above or call the Recycling Hotline on 1300 733 712 (Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm EST).

The new free RecycleSmart App is Australia’s most comprehensive recycling app using data drawn from Planet Ark’s RecyclingNearYou site. It provides information for every council area in Australia and enables residents to search for both kerbside and drop off services for a huge range of materials on their phone or tablet.

the RecycleSmart app can be found here on the recyclenearyou website

 Posted by at 4:29 pm
Feb 242016

Whilst it sometimes seems great that a business is recycling something. the truth is they often capture recycled goods and lock them up only releasing them when someone pays to take the item. As long as recycled goods are sitting in storage there is a fair argument that they have not actually being recycled. Now consider them antiques, heritage, reconditioned or restored and the ticket price goes up further and they may be even slower to find a new home.

FreeCycle looks at if differently, just give it away (Offer) for free, ask for something (wanted) and indicate when it has being claimed (taken).

The Freecycle Network™ is made up of thousands of groups with millions of members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by local volunteers (them’s good people). Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box above or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box. Have fun!

Example Search For Sydney Groups

 Posted by at 10:13 am