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Mt Isa Council moves closer to recycling bin service

Mt Isa Council has launched a community survey to gain clarity about local residents’ interest in a recycling bin service being established in the city.
The survey will be open until Sunday, May 24, 2020 and asks the community whether they would be interested in being involved in a trial recycling bin service. It also inquires if they support permanent recycling facilities being established in the city.

The trial is due to start in the next 10 weeks, with about 300 bins to be distributed to interested locals. It has been made possible after Council was successful in securing almost $250,000 in funding through the State Government’s Regional Recycling Transport Assistance Package.

Survey to help with planning

Council chief executive officer, Sharon Ibardolaza, said that the feedback received from the survey will give Council a clearer picture as to the popularity of the trial service among Mount Isa residents and will help with the planning phase of the initiative.

“While it’s early days, council is nonetheless keen to gauge the level of community interest in the planned trial service. The information that this survey will provide Council will be invaluable in steering this initiative in the right direction,” Ibardolaza said.

The survey can be found on Council’s website at or accessed directly at