Richmond Valley Council has a free fortnightly recycling service for existing household garbage customers in the Richmond Valley area. The 240-litre yellow bins will be collected each fortnight on the same day as Council’s weekly garbage collection and on the opposite week to the green waste collection.
Materials which should only go into the yellow-lidded recycling bin include:
Materials which should not go into your recycling bin include:
- NO Nappies
- NO Food scraps or containers filled with food
- No garden waste
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, inclduing 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 recyclced 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 landfills 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 landfills and transfer stations also accept a range of different materials for recycling, from fridges, TV’s and computers to gas bottles, motor oil and garden waste. Council’s front end recovery facility aims to divert as many recyclable resources from landfill as possible.
Contact Customer Service on 02 6660 0300 for information and guidance on recycling and waste collection for residents and businesses.
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