100% Locally Owned, Independent and Free

100% Locally Owned, Independent and Free

Council links with app to empower residents to recycle and reduce waste

Do you have a news tip? Click here to send to our news team.

Buyers’ interest ‘flooding in’ for $30m development

Property buyers are homing in on a 'premium' residential development, amid a shortage of listings on the Sunshine Coast. There have been waves of interest More

Photo of the day: sunrise surfers

Lesley Evans captured this scene at Kings Beach. If you have a photo of the day offering, email photo@sunshinecoastnews.com.au. Photos must be horizontal/landscape and may More

Jane Stephens: why professionals need to ban booze

Ban the booze for our decision makers, those who the public depends on and the ones who are paid to be physically excellent for More

B2B column: Lawyers, a ladder and a dictionary

What do these things have in common? They were all key ingredients in a recent case before the Queensland Supreme Court. Robert thought his estate planning More

Largest land holding in beachside suburb on market

A unique opportunity has arisen in Moffat Beach’s industrial precinct, offering a strategic investment for those with foresight. Known as The Entrance, the expansive property More

New dental vans add splash of colour to fleet

Two new school dental vans covered in colour are being rolled out on the Sunshine Coast, and it's hoped their bright appearance will provide More

Noosa Council has partnered with a new web app, to make it easier for residents to recycle and reduce waste.

Locals can type what items they’d like to recycle or no longer need, to find a list of options to recycle or donate for repair and reuse, via the Noosa Sorting Guide.

Council linked with Recycle Mate, an initiative of the Australian Recycling Industry, in an Australian-first project to create the custom web-based program.

Waste education and sustainability officer Emma Menzies said it would make recycling easier.

“The tailor-made program will empower residents with essential tools and information to navigate local recycling and recovery opportunities,” she said.

“This innovative alliance supports council’s commitment to fostering sustainable waste management practices and leading the charge towards a circular economy, and 80 per cent diversion of waste from landfill.

“What we’re most excited about is the Recycling Chatbot, which provides real-time assistance in English or any other languages.

“Residents can ask questions, or inquire about the importance of specific recycling practices, to up-skill their knowledge.”

Recycling has become easier. Picture: Shutterstock

The program also features an interactive map with places to recycle, repair, donate and safely dispose of items within the Noosa Shire.

Council waste coordinator Mark Borgert praised the initiative.

“Recycling right, donating or repairing reusable items, and safely disposing of dangerous goods, are small things we can all do every day in support of our shared goal of reducing the amount of waste we condemn to landfill,” he said.

The free Recycle Mate app can also be downloaded for accurate recycling advice across every area across Australia, including the Sunshine Coast Council region.

The app automatically adjusts to local recycling systems, ensuring consistency and accuracy.

Local journalists supporting local people. Help keep independent and fair Sunshine Coast news coming by subscribing to our FREE daily news feed. All it requires is your name and email at the bottom of this article.

[scn_go_back_button] Return Home

Subscribe to SCN’s daily news email

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.