A free recycling service has returned to Busselton allowing locals to recycle items including hair dye containers, old toothbrushes and sunglasses. The service, now at the Busselton community centre, The People Place on Kent Street, was originally set up by Rilla Beresford as part of the Busselton Repair CoOp. However, the recycling station closed when the Busselton Repair CoOp ceased operating. The People Place board and manager Julia Poole have collaborated with local businesswoman Jo Kennedy to bring it back. The station is now being run under the care of Ms Kennedy’s eco-business, A Single Leaf South West. Ms Kennedy said the community recycling station was very important. “It is fantastic to have the recycling station back at The People Place as it allows locals to get valuable resources recycled rather than adding to landfill,” she said. “We’re especially pleased to be supporting the local circular economy as both Precious Plastic and A Single Leaf South West reuse items from this recycling station.” A broad range of items and packaging are accepted for recycling but Ms Kennedy said it was important to check before leaving your items at the station. “When items are dropped off that are not on the list of recyclable items, it is frustrating,” she said. Recyclable items include hair care packaging such as the lids from shampoo bottles, hair dye containers, hair treatment tubes as well as gloves. The recycling station also accepts toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and all things dental. Air freshener, aerosol and skin care containers, razors, replacement blades and cartridges, clean, plastic lids (with inserts removed), plastic bread tags, sunglasses, and reading glasses can all be safely deposited. The packaging associated with each of these items can also be dropped into the relevant sections. Ms Kennedy urged people to ensure as much of the product is out of the item as possible and that they are dry, before depositing them. For more information visit thepeopleplace.org.au.