A seven-year-old Mossman boy has starred in a Douglas Shire Council campaign to promote recycling in the region.
Youngster Max Dowling has featured in four YouTube videos that will be launched on Council’s Facebook page over the next two weeks.
The educational videos will focus on a range of recycling topics, such as which items can and can’t be placed in yellow-lid recycling bins.
Mayor Julia Leu said council wants to improve recycling rates and boost environmental sustainability in the Douglas Shire.
“Council is encouraging residents to ‘Love Where You Live’ and ‘Keep Douglas Clean’ by making an effort to recycle and reuse materials,” she said.
“We are thrilled to be celebrating this fantastic initiative and I encourage all Douglas Shire residents to get involved like Max, who is passionate about reducing the amount of waste we send to the landfill.”
National Recycling Week kicks off next Monday, November 13.
The videos are part of Council’s wider initiatives to improve recycling rates, with the popular Scrap Shack to also be reopened at the Killaloe Transfer Station next Monday.
Mayor Leu said Council was leading the way with numerous recycling initiatives for the community.
“Council’s Scrap Shack has been given a make-over and is an Aladdin’s Cave of tables, bookcases and other items which are in a need of a new home,” Mayor Leu said.
“You never know what hidden gems you will find at the Scrap Shack and it’s all free for residents.”
Council will hold an interactive display at the Administration Building in Mossman (64-66 Front Street) showcasing Council’s recycling initiatives in celebration of National Recycling Week during November 13-17.
The YouTube videos will be available on Council’s Facebook page HERE.
For more information about what can and can’t be recycled in the Douglas Shire click HERE.
Visit Council’s YouTube channel HERE.