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.