Always check the item can go in your yellow lid bin.
If your item can’t go in the yellow lid bin, check if it can be recycled in other ways such as waste management drop off centers.
Check your local Council Websites and social media pages to see if they have any drop-off events coming up.
Bottles and containers must be empty but don’t require washing or rinsing before going into your recycling bin.
Place your bin at the kerbside with the opening facing the road by 5.30am on the day of collection or the evening prior.
Use paper on both sides, and if you work in an office, where possible, do not print unnecessarily.
Clean milk cartons or yoghurt pots make wonderful pots for plants or seedlings or kids craft projects.
It is not only aluminium cans that can be placed in your recycling bin –pie trays and aluminium foil can be recycled too.
Avoid buying products which are over packaged, and where packaging cannot be avoided, make sure the packaging is recyclable.
Use reusable produce bags at the supermarket to avoid soft plastic bags.
Place loose items in your recycling bin. Don't put them inside a plastic bag.
Take all your used batteries to a recycling facility or store that recycles batteries. Check with your local Council to learn more. Do not place them in your recycling bin.
Buy a Keep-Cup and/or drink bottle to avoid single use takeaway cups going into landfill.
Cut up cardboard boxes so that you can fit more recyclables into your bin.
Plan your meals and make a list before going shopping, this will help you avoid overbuying and buying things you do not need.
Buy refills; buying refills of detergent, hand wash and coffee is more environmentally friendly and it’s usually cheaper.
Avoid disposable items; buy rechargeable batteries, low energy light bulbs and razors with interchangeable heads.
Look on food product labels for the Australian Recycling Identification Symbols to see how to recycle/dispose of each part.