At Halve Waste, we want to spotlight and support individuals, groups and businesses that are “doing good” and helping us to reach our target of reducing our waste.
Founders Nick & Lauren Fitzsimons share their new venture aimed at providing a doorstep collection service for household & organisational items that can avoid landfill & get a second-life. FC Circular is thinking long-term as they provide other-than landfill solutions to current waste streams.
Q. Doorstep recycling made easy” sounds exciting – tell us more!
We are making upcycling, recycling & the reuse of everyday items convenient and effective for people who are wanting to reduce what they send to landfill & support the growing circular economy.
Users of the service collect items which are either not accepted within the three bin waste system, or are accepted in the red waste bin, but can be recycled or reused among the growing niche recycling programs around Australia. FC Circular realises that it is not convenient to drive to numerous recycling locations and drop off points for small volumes of waste. For example, the contents of one collection would require drop offs to more than ten different organisations to ensure each item is reused or recycled – that takes time! FC Circular strives to make the experience of recycling & reusing each item collected as straightforward as possible for every one of our users. We achieve this by collecting these items from your doorstep and redirecting them to the appropriate recycler or collection location for our customers.
Q. What items are collected and what options do you offer?
The most common items we collect include soft plastics, E-waste, reusable household items, non-reusable household goods such as clothing and linen, batteries, light globes, medication blister packs, ink cartridges, pens/markers/highlighters, disposable razors/blades, bottle caps and polystyrene. Our website https://www.fccircular.co/items-collected hosts the full list of accepted items and is updated regularly.
We offer households the Monthly Subscription & Rapid Recycling service. Organisations can access our Weekly/Fortnightly Subscriptions and Custom Collections
The Monthly Subscription is made for the household that is serious about stepping up their recycling & reuse of items and wants a convenient way of doing so. We provide you with a 50L crate that is collected monthly on your chosen Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. From here, the contents are sorted & distributed to the parties who ensure each item is recycled or reused. A trial allows you to get familiar with the process so the first month is free!
The Rapid Recycling Collection is the ideal option for a household that requires a less frequent collection of their recyclables/reusables or has a higher volume that occasionally cannot be covered with our Monthly Subscription! One collection unit is what we call ‘A Crates Worth’, equating to roughly 80L of recyclables/reusables. A 25% discount applies to the whole order when 2 or more ‘crates’ are purchased.
The Weekly/Fortnightly Subscription is made for the organisation that is serious about stepping up their recycling & reuse of items and wants a convenient way of doing so. We provide you with a 50L crate, or multiple crates, that is collected weekly or fortnightly on your chosen Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday. From here, the contents are sorted & distributed to the parties who ensure each item is recycled or reused. A 25% discount applies to the whole order when 2 or more crates are subscribed to & of course a weekly/fortnightly trial period is included!
The Custom Collection: To ensure organisations are keeping our landfills clear we collect small volumes (Less than 1000L) of your general waste streams & your niche recyclables outside of our typical crate collections. This may be a collection of office E-waste (Nothing larger than a desktop computer), an excess of commingled recycling or a large pile of polystyrene.
It is clear that our planet’s resources are finite. It is also clear that we can all do better with what we contribute to landfill. Every item that can be kept in use through upcycling, recycling & reuse is of the utmost importance & a key focus for us. The outcomes are less material sitting in landfill and supporting the local circular economy.
We know there are plenty of individuals out there who want to do the right thing but feel they don’t have enough time. This service provides those who are time poor an opportunity to divert their waste from landfill from the comforts of their home. By providing a service that is simple to use and reduces the time and energy required to drop off items we think we can help increase recycling rates in the community.
Ultimately, we believe that the environmental solutions lie within the hands of proactive individuals and our services work to encourage this.
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