The West Metro Recycling Centre (WMRC) has added x-rays to its range of free drop-off services, as it strives to make recycling a more user-friendly, convenient and centralised experience for residents.
Why recycle x-rays?
X-rays need a specialist recycling process and cannot be recycled through kerbside recycling bin collection. X-rays are harmful to the environment if disposed of incorrectly. The recycling process enables silver to be extracted, which can then be reused for things such as silver solder, jewellery, the silver plating of utensils, electrical components and film manufacture.
What else is free?
Household hazardous waste in domestic quantities like chemicals and paint, e-waste, bulk polystyrene, cardboard and batteries can all be dropped off for free.
Free mulch for Member Council residents continues to be popular, derived from the WMRC’s green waste collection – a great example of closed-loop recycling.
The West Metro Recycling Centre initiatives will assist residents to divert more waste from landfill and help to achieve the target of 65 per cent of domestic waste recovered by 2020, which was set by the State Government.
When is the Recycling Centre open?
The Recycling Centre is open 7 days a week to all members of the public. Visit here for location and opening hours, or call the WMRC Recycling Hotline on 9384 6711.