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Don’t bin your unwanted textiles, recycle them

The City of Casey is helping to declutter your home this National Recycling Week, 7-13 November, with a range of free events.

Under the theme ‘waste isn’t waste until it is wasted’, Casey will focus on unwanted textiles, which make up a significant portion of landfill and are a major contaminant in the municipality’s recycling processes.

Textiles such as clothes and shoes can’t be recycled as part of your fortnightly kerbside collection, but the council has partnered with recycling initiatives Tread Lightly and Upparrel for a free drop-off event to help Casey residents responsibly dispose of unwanted items.

On Saturday 12 November, residents can bag up used sneakers, clothing and sheets and drop them off at the Lynbrook Community Centre from 9am to 3pm.

Please note, items should be clean and dry – stains are no problem but mouldy or dirty items will not be accepted.

Doonas and pillows are also unable to be accepted.

To find out more, check the list of acceptable items or to book your time slot check the Casey website.

Other local events happening during National Recycling Week include:

Pet Rugs recycling workshop on 10 November

Memory Blanket workshop from 8-10 November

T-Shirt to tote bags workshop on 9 November

Basket weaving workshop on 9 November

Op Shop Bus tour on 11 November

Fabric Wreaths workshop on 12 November

For more information or to make a booking for any of the Recycling Week events, please visit the Casey website.

There will also be a free recycling fun day at Bunjil Place on Tuesday 8 November from 2pm to 6pm, with face painting, badge making, and kids can get their photo taken in the driver’s seat of a real recycling truck. No bookings are required for this event.

National Recycling Week was founded in 1996 as an opportunity for Australians to improve their recycling knowledge and build better recycling habits, helping all Australians take waste and recycling issues into their own hands.

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