How Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast Residents can reduce landfill.
Geelong, Bellarine and Surf Coast residents have always been great recyclers and take pride in knowing that they are reducing waste. However, in the past few years, our local councils have been experiencing recycling chaos due to contracted facilities not being able to manage or facilitate waste in an environmentally, safe way. This means that we have had extended periods (up to one year in some cases!) of our recycling waste going to landfill. Yes. Read that last sentence again very slowly.
For years our Councils and Government were shipping mountains of recyclable materials to China, allowing us to push the problem from our mind.
China’s new waste standards mean we can no longer do this. It’s thrown our system into crisis. It’s clear that we can’t export our problems anymore, we have to solve them here!
In every crisis lies an opportunity. At Scrap Solutions we are providing a scrap metal recycling service for free. All you have to do is, contact us to make a time of when you are going to drop off your unwanted scrap metal. We will be there to greet you. We can also let you know that all scrap metal will be recycled, it will NOT go to landfill. Your efforts to recycle are actually helping us live more sustainably.
The address to drop off your scrap metal is located at The Susty Hub is also where Scrap Solutions is physically based. We do pick up scrap metal all across the Geelong region for a fee. At the Susty Hub we also have a refill station (see pic). All you have to do, is bring in your reusable bottle and you can refill laundry liquid or liquid detergent. This “cradle-to-cradle” design is yet another step towards sustainable use of natural resources. Shifting how we purchase products to be reused.