THE RECYCLING EDUCATION AND LIAISON TEAM
THE REAL TEAM’S ROLE
…. is to ensure that they help you Recycle Right, this is done by providing those homes and businesses who are not recycling correctly with the information needed to ensure your bin is collected on service day.
The REAL Team are not enforcement officers and do not issue fines, they are here to help you!
WE UNDERSTAND RECYCLING CAN BE CONFUSING
…. some items do have the recycling logo on them but can’t always be recycled in the yellow top kerbside bin. Your Council can only collect products that can be sent off to purchasers to be remanufactured into new products. For a full list of accepted items in your recycling bin click on the A-Z Guide link, if you have a question about a specific item call us on 1800 838 884 or submit your query through our contact page.
NON-ACCEPTED PRODUCTS ARE KNOWN AS CONTAMINATION
…. It is important to keep contamination out of the recycling bin as it may pose a health and safety risk to staff, lessen the value of the end product, as well as increasing costs for sorting and disposal.
BY REDUCING CONTAMINATION, YOU CAN HELP REDUCE YOUR COSTS
Last year over 3,300 tonnes of non-accepted product, such as general waste, were incorrectly placed in the recycling bin. This equates to 366 recycling truck loads of contaminates. It costs a lot to dispose of waste and the more waste there is the more expensive your service will become.
The REAL Team works directly with residents so we can all recycle right.
Our friendly REAL Team travel across our four member council areas conducting bin checks, carrying out minor repairs and leaving calling cards on bins where required.
Keep an eye out for our specially marked vans. Why not have a chat with the REAL Team and have all your recycling questions answered.
It’s all part of working together to …