Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Fed-Up Tenant Calls for Recycling Service at Park

Newspaper article Tweed Daily News (Tweed Heads, Australia)

Fed-Up Tenant Calls for Recycling Service at Park

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CRAIG Douglas from Chinderah believes that in the 21st Century recyc- ling should be the norm.

But as a resident of the Homestead Holiday Park, disposing of bottles and papers with a clear conscience is a distant memory.

Mr Douglas has lived in the park for five years and is fed up with the non-existent recycling service.

"I mean, it's the 21st Century," he said.

"I would think that everyone in the country wants to recycle."

Mr Douglas said in 2005 the park, which is home to more than 100 long-term residents, had a system in place.

But after many months of tourists not recycling correctly and contaminating waste, the service was removed.

Mr Douglas said the cost of separating the waste was weighted above the benefit of recycling.

"So now the park employs its own garbage truck, but to my amazement all the rubbish and waste go into the same truck and out into landfill," he said.

Mr Douglas said there were yellow-lidded bins for about two-thirds of the residents, "but this means absolutely nothing; it's all collected at once". …

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