26 September 2023

Recycled corflute to hit new notes

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The City Services Directorate’s ACT NoWaste launched a new trial last Monday to recycle corflute signage, with two free drop off points now operational.

A/g Executive Branch Manager at ACT NoWaste, Anthony Haraldson said corflute was a popular material often used for temporary signage as it was relatively cheap and durable.

“Corflute however cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling yellow lid bin and, as there have been no local recycling options, it gets repurposed or goes to waste in landfill,” Mr Haraldson said.

“The start of the trial comes just after the 2020 ACT election, giving candidates the option to recycle their corflute signage if it cannot be reused,” he said.

“The trial, which will run until June 2021, will allow people to drop-off corflute signs for free at signposted points.”

Mr Haraldson said corflute signs could be dropped off at the Mitchell Resource Management Centre in Flemington Road, Mitchell and the Mugga Lane Resource Management Centre, in Mugga Lane, Symonston.

He said care would need to be taken to remove paper, glue, wood, metal and plastic fixings so that the material could be recycled.

“The trial will support resource recovery of what has traditionally been considered a problematic material,” he said.

Mr Haraldson said if the trial was successful, the Directorate would consider options to introduce the service on a longer-term basis.

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