Contamination of kerbside wheelie bins is at an all time high. We are receiving photos like this from our contractor who operates the MRF (Materials Recovery Facility) every day from some collection areas.
The MRF separates recyclable materials and prepares them for recycling. If bins are contaminated, it can result in a whole truck load of good material being rejected and then buried in landfill. Contaminated bins ruin recycling for everyone!
There's a major problem with plastic bags, these can NOT go in the kerbside recycling bin. Please keep them separate and pop them in the soft plastic recycling at your nearest Coles or Woolworths.
Recyclable items are glass bottles and jars, plastic containers (look for numbers 1-5), aluminium and tin cans, and paper and cardboard items. These CAN be placed in your recycling bin (yellow lid).
Hey mate, don't contaminate! If you're unsure, just ask! We have heaps of resources like our dedicated Waste website, our handy Recycle Coach for your phone and we'll even post out information to stick on your fridge.
Sorting our waste correctly is everybody's responsibility. We're here to support and educate the community to do the right thing for the future of our planet. Don't let useful material sit in landfill causing harm, do your bit to reduce your waste impact on landfills and the environment.