Recycling Collection

Recycling Collection

The recycling revolution is also about making things easier for residents to recycle:

  • No need to wash out your recyclables.  Recyclable containers need to be empty and free of food but they do not need to be washed out.
  • No need to remove lids - you can now leave the lids on all your recyclables, including plastic bottles, containers and jars
  • No need to remove labels - the labels on bottles and containers will wash off during the recycling process, so no need to waste water at home by doing it yourself.
  • All hard plastics can be recycled whether they have a recycling triangle on it or not.  This includes plastic toys, yoghurt containers, plant pots, plastic cups, tableware and cutlery.
  • Don't forget to recycle empty aerosol cans and popper juice containers.
  • Only bag your bags - keep you other recyclable items loose.  Council's Resource Recovery Facilities and transfer stations also accept a range of different materials for recycling, from fridges, TVs and computers, to gas bottles, motor oil and garden waste

Hot tips for recycling right

  • place only recyclable materials in your yellow-lidded recycling bin
  • place your bin out the night before your collection is due
  • place the bins 1m apart, close to the kerb but not on the road
  • don’t overfill the bins

Recycling beyond your bin

Council’s Resource Recovery and Waste facilities and Transfer Stations aim to divert as many recyclable resources from landfill as possible. They also accept a range of different materials for recycling, from fridges, TV’s and computers to gas bottles, motor oil and garden waste.