Mornington Peninsula Shire is encouraging the community to reduce, reuse, recycle and dispose of your unwanted household items for free this May.
The Shire is the first Council to collaborate with SCRgroup in a pilot trial of mobile community resource recovery hubs.
These FREE pop up clothing and small electrical hubs will be set up in Rosebud and Sorrento. Acceptable items you can drop off are clothing, toys, handbags, shoes, belts, hats, scarves, accessories, manchester, small electrical items with a cord such as kettles, mobile phones and unbreakable crockery.
Items are collected by SCRgroup then sorted for reuse and recycling, often providing people in need with essential everyday items.
This project is funded by the Victorian Government’s Litter Innovation Fund, delivered by Sustainability Victoria.
Shire Mayor Councillor Bryan Payne said “Cou
ncil is working to provide opportunities for our community to increase resource recovery, reuse items and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.
“This trial is a great example of how it can be done and will complement our existing initiatives such as No Charge Green Waste events, the silage wrap recycling program and vouchers provided to our ratepayers to take material to our resource recovery centres or to book a hard waste kerbside collection service”.
After the one-month trial each hub will be moved and trialed in other partner councils around Melbourne.
The drop-off hubs can only accept items that can fit inside the trailer and through the chute (500mm tall and 600mm wide). Some of the items not accepted include prams, mattresses, furniture, bikes, TV’s and suitcases.
Anything left beside the hubs, even if you’re trying to do the right thing, is considered illegal dumping, looks messy and poses a safety hazard to the public. Sites will be monitored.
If your item is too big or unsuitable for the drop-off hub, check the Shire’s online disposal guide of items you can take to our resource recovery centres for free at: mornpen.vic.gov.au/disposalguide
If you have hard rubbish to dispose of and can’t make it to one of our resource recovery centres, the Shire’s booked kerbside collection service is available using waste vouchers provided to residents via your annual rates notice or by paying a fee. To book, phone: 5950 1406
Members of the public are encouraged to report mobile resource recovery hubs needing attention via the Shire’s website mornpen.vic.gov.au/report-it or by calling 1300 850 600 or the Snap, Send, Solve app.
Learn more at: scrg.com.au/contribute-your-things
Mobile Resource Recovery Hub Locations:
Sorrento Sorrento Community Centre (868/860 Melbourne Road, Sorrento)
Rosebud Rosebud Skate Park car park (1380 Point Nepean Road)