​Midwaste: one’s trash is another’s treasure

Treasure: MidCoast Council’s senior waste officer (Taree office), Garth Yates at the Bucketts Way Tip Shop. Tip Shops sell sell quality, recycled products.

Treasure: MidCoast Council’s senior waste officer (Taree office), Garth Yates at the Bucketts Way Tip Shop. Tip Shops sell sell quality, recycled products.

To coincide with National Recycling Week (November 7-13), MidCoast Council in partnership with MIDWASTE is encouraging locals to drop off goods or pick up a bargain at their local tip shop for the chance to win a $50 voucher.

Reuse Centres (or tip shops) across the MidCoast region sell quality, recycled, second hand products that have been salvaged or donated rather than ending up in landfill. These products, including home wares, can be picked up for bargain prices. You can also drop off unwanted reusable items at your local tip shop for free.

MidCoast Council’s manager of Waste, Health and Regulatory Services, John Cavanagh said, ‘reuse centres across the region prevent valuable resources from ending up in landfill and help to protect our environment’. 

To enter, make a purchase or drop off unwanted items at any of the following facilities during National Recycling Week:

  • The Green Shop, Tip Rd, Tuncurry
  • Tea Gardens Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, Winta Road, Tea Gardens
  • Bulahdelah Resource Recovery and Waste Transfer Station, Pacific Highway Bulahdelah
  • Stroud Landfill and Recycling Centre, Simmsville Road Stroud

The winner gets a $50 voucher to use at their tip shop or reuse centre.  This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded by the waste levy. 

Smartphone
Tablet - Narrow
Tablet - Wide
Desktop