Waste Services Updates

Posted on 24 Sep 2020

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9 Sept 20: MORE plastic bag problems!


Ban the bag! Plastic bags cause havoc at the Derwent Park recycling facility and also contaminates FOGO organic waste which goes back to Tassie farmers as compost.

Keep plastic bags out of your recycling, leaving items loose. For FOGO, line your caddy with newspaper or kitchen towel, or if you prefer a bag, only use 100% compostable bags (choose the green ones with 'compostable' on the label, available at all major supermarkets).

🧐Top Tip - keep a shopping bag near your bin for soft plastic packaging - and grab it next time you go grocery shopping! Soft plastic recycling bins are located just inside the front door of all major supermarkets. Not sure if it's recyclable? Visit the Redcycle website for a (very!) long list of recyclable soft plastic items. https://www.redcycle.net.au/wh...