Recycle Right

Recycle Right

In 2017–18, NSW generated 21.4 million tonnes of waste, and over the next 20 years this is predicted to grow to more than 31 million tonnes. Almost 20% or 4.3 million tonnes of this came from households and public places.

The great thing is we can all make a difference by following these easy steps:

AVOID unnecessary wastes, like excess packaging and single-use items

RECYCLE RIGHT (check with your local council for more detail)

YELLOW BIN

  • Food and drink bottles/jars/cans made of aluminium, steel, glass and plastic
  • Paper and cardboard
    Nothing smaller than a credit card
  • No plastic bags


GREEN BIN

  • Garden prunings and mower clippings
  • Food waste (NOT in MidCoast Council area)
  • No treated timber
Picture of yellow bin recyclable items: glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles, newspaper, cardboard, juice containers, aluminium cans and steel cans

DROP OFF FOR FREE AT YOUR LOCAL CRC

(Community Recycling Centre) or other drop-off points.

  • Old Paint – oil and water based
  • Batteries – motor and household
  • Oils – Motor and cooking
  • Gas bottles
  • Light bulbs
    Smoke detectors
  • Polystyrene (see below)

DID YOUR NEW PURCHASE COME WRAPPED IN POLYSTYRENE?

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) from your new appliance packaging or fruit and vegetable box can be recycled!

Did you know?

    • Polystyrene is very light and long-lived. If EPS packaging is dumped in the environment, it is around for a long time, causing wind-blown litter, looking ugly and potentially blocking drains and waterways
    • Although very light, EPS is a very bulky material taking up large, valuable areas of landfill space
    • In 2011, the NSW EPA estimated that 12,000 tonnes of EPS were buried in landfill, which is about the same as filling 96 Olympic sized swimming pools with EPS
    • EPS is recycled into products such as plant pots, picture frames, desk accessories and insulation


EPS cannot be recycled through your yellow bin but it can be dropped off (free of charge) at:

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MidWaste
Don’t let a broken valve ruin the party. Drop off old gas bottles for free at your Community Recycling Centre. We’ll recycle them, letting you get back to the party in no time. 👉 Find your Centre today at www.cleanout.com.auMidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Councill Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services Re-imagine Waste NSW Household Problem Wastes ... Close Post
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2 days ago

MidWaste
Let’s stock about it…!Simply put a sealable container or bag into the freezer and over time fill it with your odds, ends and peels. Instead of throwing them in the bin, you can use up every last bit of your fresh produce to make stock for a variety of winter dishes!Our free online food waste avoidance program - Food Smart - can help you save money and the environment! www.midwaste.org.au/food-smart #MayTheSauce #useitall MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Council Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services Re-imagine Waste Mid Coast 4 Kids Our Living Coast ... Close Post
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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This program is supported by the NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy.