Mountains of cardboard diverted from landfill
Posted on 18 Aug, 2021
Staff at the Regional Waste Management Facility are wiping their brows after processing a whopping 300 tonnes of cardboard for recycling last financial year.
Recycling Operator, Christian MacNab, is the man responsible for sorting and processing most of that cardboard. He said each bail of cardboard weighs around 400kg.
“We turn a good chunk of cardboard into one bail,” he said.
“The cardboard goes into the machine which compresses it and ties it into a bundle.
“The bails are picked up by truck and taken to Adelaide for recycling.”
Mr MacNab is hoping to process even more cardboard for recycling this financial year, so his message to the public is to “just keep it coming”.
“Every little bit of recycling we can do helps,” he said.
Tips for cardboard recycling at the Regional Waste Management Facility:
- NO materials other than cardboard
- NO greasy cardboard (e.g. pizza or takeaway boxes)
- NO cardboard that’s weathered from being outside too long
- DO flatten your cardboard before dropping it off
In addition to cardboard, you can also bring the following items to the Regional Waste Management Facility for recycling:
- Steel cans
- HDPE 2 plastics
- Drink containers
The Regional Waste Management Facility is located at 80 Commonage Rd, Ilparpa. You can find more information about the facility here.