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Centre reduces waste

THE RIGHT THING: Talia Kruger and Jai Pumphrey want pool users to do the right thing and use the recycling and rubbish bins at Horsham Aquatic Centre.

Horsham Aquatic Centre is taking a step towards reducing their waste and encouraging pool users to ‘do the right thing’ when they visit the centre.
The staff at the Horsham Aquatic Centre have been working with Grampians Regional Waste Management Group to introduce a new a recycling system to divert valuable recyclable material away from landfill.
Operations coordinator at Horsham Aquatic Centre Jai Pumphrey is pleased to be able to help divert waste from landfill.
“The new recycling bins, which are easy to spot because of their yellow lids, will collect all of the recycling that was previously going into the waste bin,” he said.
“More than half of what we were throwing out was recyclable and we wanted to do something about that.
“Horsham Aquatic Centre is one of the first public places in Horsham to offer recycling to the public and I think our users will be glad we’ve taken this on. It’s a simple system.
“Although most of our recycling is made up of bottles and cans, the new bins take all of the same materials that you would normally put in your recycling bin at home. That includes paper cups, cardboard and tetra packs.”
The bins were provided by Grampians Regional Waste Management Group in an effort to encourage more people to recycle while away from home.
The ‘do the right thing’ stickers and signs were supplied by the Packaging Stewardship Forum and Horsham Rural City Council is providing the collection service.

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Posted on Jan 27 2010

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