Give your rubbish a second life

STUMPED on how to get rid of batteries or light globes?

What about that old mobile phone or broken stapler?

Small items not included in your fortnightly recycling collection can now be dropped off at the City of Hobart on the corner of Davey and Elizabeth Streets between 8.15am and 5.15pm, Monday to Friday.

The City is trialling the new recycling unit for small items such as light globes and fluorescent tubes, batteries, toner cartridges, mobile phones, DVDs and CDs, x-rays, cosmetic containers, toothpaste tubes and brushes, mail satchels, pens and small electronics such as remote controls.

All these goods can be recycled into raw materials to make new products.

They will be recycled and put to use in such things as plastic products, asphalt, roofing, car parts, insulation and fertiliser.

The key to successful recycling is ensuring that there is no ‘contamination’ from other goods, which is why sorting is so important.

More people recycling more often helps the City of Hobart reach its goal of zero waste to landfill by 2030.

Caption: The new recycling unit for small items, located at Hobart City Council.