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Take this interesting tour of a recycling centre
There are many recycling plants around and some even have shops where you can pick up some really great items at fabulous prices!
The Randwick City Council recycling plant is open from Monday to Friday 6.00 am to 3.00 pm, Saturday 7.00 am to 2.00 pm and is closed on Sunday and public holidays. Amongst other things, this council allow electronic waste, household problem waste, fridges and other white goods, x-rays, and polystyrene foam.
Things such as X-Ray films contain silver in the form of halides and these can be extracted and turned into pure silver. Hence recycling of X-Ray films is a more responsible action, rather than getting rid of them in the red lid rubbish bin.
Although this is a FREE event, there are limited spaces left, so you will need to register at this site.
The tour will last about an hour and you will get to see how they operate with their recycling facility. You will also be able to ask any recycling questions you may have. Perhaps you do not know if you can recycle Styrofoam; what can you do with your old computer that is no longer working or is outdated; soft plastics are confusing and which ones can be recycled. This guided tour will answer all your questions and demonstrate to you what happens to your recycling once it has been picked up.
You will need to advise your tour supervisor of your name, email and contact number once you reach the tour.
There is a limit of 15 people for this tour and they must be over the age of 16 years to attend. You must also wear closed in shoes and long sleeve shirts.
If the weather is bad, this tour could be cancelled so make sure you check first in the case of adverse weather conditions.
If you are taking this tour, you will need to meet outside the centre by 9.05 am for the tour to start at 10:00 am. You will also be issued with PPE provided by Council- Hi Vis Vests and safety glasses. You will need to bring your own water bottle, a hat and sunscreen to the tour.
Tour participants are requested not to touch or pick up anything and to stick to the marked path during their tour, which will last about 45 minutes to one hour. It is also requested that on completion you fill in a feedback form as part of the tour.
In order to take this tour, participants must live or work in the Randwick City Council.
If you have any further questions, please contact the tour supervisor by email: firstname.lastname@example.org or check out more details here.