Cessnock City is in the top 10 recyclers in national program

 Congratulations Cessnock City residents! You’re in the top 10 recyclers of printer cartridges in Australia. 

Congratulations Cessnock City residents! You’re in the top 10 recyclers of printer cartridges in Australia.

In 2016 ‘Cartridges 4 Planet Ark’ saw the largest return of used printer cartridges since the program began 15 years ago.  

Receiving a total of 13,500 used cartridges every working day across Australia, Cessnock City was ranked in the top 10 in the nation with 1,271 units returned at Community Recycling Stations.This is enough recycled plastic to make approximately 168,000 school rulers.  

Residents are able to deposit used household batteries, light bulbs, mobile phones and printer cartridges at dedicated Community Recycling Stations located at Council’s Administration Building, and Cessnock City Libraries.  

The recycling stations also received a phenomenal amount of batteries and Council’s Sustainability Officer Tricia Donnelly is thrilled with the success of the program.  

 “Printer cartridges are just one part of the recyclable household goods we collect. These drop off points are so important for the reduction of waste to landfill,” said Ms Donnelly.  

Cessnock City Mayor, Bob Pynsent congratulates Council staff and Planet Ark for their continuing efforts and making these services available to our community.  

“With the current development at the Waste Transfer Station, Cessnock City is making strides towards providing its residents and local businesses with outstanding waste services,” said Cr Pynsent.

The current works on the new Waste Transfer Station will see an important upgrade in waste facilities for local residents and has already seen the introduction of garden organics kerbside collection earlier in 2017.  

Through recycling initiatives, Cessnock City Council reduces the cost to ratepayers through the Landfill Levy and preserves natural resources for future generations.  

You can bring your used printer cartridges, household batteries, mobile phones and light bulbs to any of our community recycling stations to help the reduction of waste to landfill.  

For more information on our Council’s environmental and waste management initiatives, visit www.cessnock.nsw.gov.au/waste  or call Customer Service on (02) 4993 4100.