The A-Z Guide is provided to help our residents Recycle Right and provides a comprehensive list of all the items that should be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.
It’s easy! To ensure your recycling bin is collected, if the item is not on the A-Z Guide then it should NOT be placed in your recycling bin.
A recycling bin containing items not listed on the A-Z Guide, may receive a tag, these tags are there to help inform residents of the incorrect item placed in the recycling and assist the truck driver in identifying a bin that may cause a hazard to the truck, its contents and the hand sorters at the MRF.
TYPES OF TAGS AND WHAT THEY MEAN
Please note: The incorrect placement of non-accepted items in the recycling bins can become a serious problem for your service. Residents who continuously misuse the service may have the service suspended without further notification.
REMEMBER – ONLY THOSE PRODUCTS ON THE A-Z GUIDE ARE ACCEPTED
NO MOTOR OIL CONTAINERS
NO POLYSTYRENE OR FOAM PACKAGING
NO PLASTIC BAGS OR RECYCLING IN PLASTIC BAGS
NO GENERAL WASTE
NO HAZARDOUS WASTE; SUCH AS NAPPIES, SCRAP METAL, BATTERIES
No type of plastic bags, plastic wrap or recycling inside plastic bags, can be accepted in your recycling bin. We can not recycle these products and they can cause damage to the equipment and may cause whole loads of accepted recyclables to be rejected and sent to landfill.
One 5 litre container of motor oil can contaminate an entire truck load of recycling which then must be dumped, thereby wasting the efforts of everyone else who has recycled right.
The disposal of domestic and motor vehicle batteries can result in collection truck fires and is a significant risk to public safety and the environment.
Australian Recycling Identification Symbols