By The Bribie Islander Magazine


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Recycling is certainly not a new term in today’s “throwaway” world. Many everyday items end up as landfill when much more can be done to use them in future production. As a society we have become used to separating our household rubbish in different coloured bins, hoping that the recyclable rubbish can find a new life, sometimes as an entirely different product.

  • Featured Image(above):(F to B) Amelia Hamilton from Ningi, Jules Williams from Bribie, Elisa Munro from Bribie and Paul Mullen the General Manager at Express Recycling.

The Bribie Islander offers a big welcome to the general manager Paul Mullen and his team at the recently opened Express Recycling at 21 Armitage Street, Bongaree (opposite the Bus Depot). Paul explained to our reporter that the company has had many years of experience in this industry in other states.

The staff are all locals and they aim to give top customer service and assistance with advice for future collections and to make the experience a pleasure to return again and recycle the next batch of containers. Every “single-use” beverage container from aluminium cans, beer bottles to flavoured milk and drink bottles (up to 3-litre size) attracts a 10c refund but wine bottles, straight spirit bottles and plain milk containers are not acceptable as yet.

  • Paul Mullen the General Manager at Express Recycling

Bottle caps will need to be removed but Express Recycling are happy to take them as they will be recycled too. Local businesses are also encouraged to bring their containers to support this locally owned and operated business. What a great way to earn some extra cash or top up the family budget.

Only 10 eligible items bring a $1 refund so start collecting them rather than throwing them away, $2.40 for every slab of empty beer bottles! Besides offering a cash refund for collecting, Express Recycling is playing a major part in helping our environment. So many bottles, cans and poppers are dumped by the roadside or left in our parks and on our beaches –help keep Australia cleaner and safer by recycling.

As we now have our recycling plant on Bribie Island it will service all nearby areas so begin collecting your single-use cans and bottles now and get paid for them on the spot in cash or into your bank account and support one of our local businesses.

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