7 November 2012

A visit to the Civic Amenity Centre

by: Monique Camilleri - Form 1 Sempreviva

Civic Amenity Centre in Xewkija

Today, 7th November, 2012, the Eko Skola Committee of the Gozo College Girls Secondary School, organised an outing for us, Form 1 students. We went to the Civic Amenity Centre which is located in tal-Kus, Xewkija. Civic Amenity Sites are places where members of the public can take, and get rid of, large household waste.

As soon as we arrived, a Waste-serv official gave us a brief description of what goes on at this centre. We were taken around the Civic Amenity Centre for a detailed description of what goes on in this site. The area is divided into different sections according to the waste material. There are sections for:

  • White Goods (Washing machines, geezers……)
  • Mattresses
  • Tyres
  • Cardboard
  • Clothing

The purpose of these centres is to collect certain types of waste and to reuse it as another material. The Civic Amenity Centre is open every day including public holidays. This visit was very interesting as I not only learned new things about waste and how it can be used again and again if we decide to recycle it, but it gave us useful information to share at home and with friends.

This way my family and friends can start using this convenient site and together we will be helping and keeping our environment cleaner and greener.

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