Jimboomba Scouts boosts recycling capacity

THE Jimboomba Scouts have a plan to boost their coffers and improve the local environment.

RECYCLE: Logan City Councillor Laurie Koranski with Jimboomba Scouts group leader Michael Gray. Photo: Jacob Wilson

RECYCLE: Logan City Councillor Laurie Koranski with Jimboomba Scouts group leader Michael Gray. Photo: Jacob Wilson

 Jimboomba Scouts' recycling capacity has been boosted after two red recycling skips suitable for plastic and glass bottles were added to complement a number of bins for recycling aluminium cans.

Jimboomba Scouts group leader Michael Gray said it was important for people to remember not to dump general waste in the bins.

"The disappointing part is that someone has put their rubbish, including nappies already," he said.

"We are trying to improve our environment, and the only way to do this is to accept plastic and glass bottles."

CCTV cameras are operating near the recycling area.

Jimboomba Scouts is hoping to use a combination of grant and recycling income to improve toilet and shower facilities. 

The club has also flagged getting a new kitchen.

Cr Laurie Koranski encouraged surrounding residents to do their bit for the community and drop excess recyclables to the Jimboomba Scouts recycling facility on Edelsten Road.

"This is a tremendous way for the scouts to bring more money in and also get families and kids involved," he said.

"All of this recycling prevents rubbish from going into landfill which is a win for the community and scouts.

"The scouts are well regarded by the community and it is a very small thing for us to take our bottles and cans down."

Jimboomba Scouts can get a 10 cent refund for every container recycled.

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