Maddy and Kyle O’Donohue’s first reaction was to climb in their new recycling bin.
Maddy and Kyle O’Donohue’s first reaction was to climb in their new recycling bin. Rachel Odonohue

Recycling – bin there, done that

SOME of Rachel O'Donohue's friends have “bin envy”.

The Yeppoon mum and her young family are some of the first residents to receive a yellow-lid recycling bin, as Rockhampton Regional Council prepares a long-awaited recycling collection service for the coast and the rest of the region.

Rachel said the recycling bins were the talk of the town and she joked that those who hadn't received a bin yet were envious.

“Talking to friends in the neighbourhood, they are equally as excited as we are. It's pretty funny that people are excited about a bin,” she said.

Rachel's two children rushed out the door as a truck pulled up at their Cooee Bay home to deliver the bin.

“They just started climbing in it,” Rachel said.

“My husband is funny; we had a load to take to the recycling depot and he wouldn't let us put it in the bin, he wants to do one last trip to the depot to say ‘see you later'.”

Starting from July 4, the council will begin fortnightly kerbside collection for residents in Glenlee, Rockyview, Glendale, Keppel Sands, Emu Park, Mount Morgan, Yeppoon, Stanwell, Bouldercombe, Milman, Westwood, Gogango, Marlborough, Bajool, Marmor, and Ogmore.

To know collection days, call the council on 1300 225 577.

RECYCLING

Yellow-lid recycling bins are now being delivered

Fortnightly collection starts July 4

Recycle: paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium and steel cans, aerosols, milk and juice cartons, plastic containers with recycling symbols 1-7

It’s pretty funny that people are excited about a bin



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