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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 helps people living on the Mid North Coast avoid and reduce waste, improve sustainability and save money.
We're a regional group of Councils working together to develop cost-effective resource recovery and waste reduction programs.

10 hours ago

Port Macquarie Hastings Residents... want to learn how to reduce food waste at your home?! Attend this FREE, fun and practical workshop with an emphasis on 'fighting climate change from your kitchen' on Saturday 10 September 12 noon - 2pm. Bookings essential, places limited. Register now!mnclibrary.org.au/event/food-smart-workshop-fight-climate-change-from-your-kitchen/or phone 6581 8755Port Macquarie Hastings Council Port Macquarie Hastings Library Service ... Close Post
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3 weeks ago

Congratulations to the 7 WINNERS of a rechargeable battery pack:Dianne - MacksvilleHelen - Port MacquarieMeg - Herons CreekLen - LansdowneMaria - SawtellDebbie - UrungaBen Stuarts PointThanks to all who stopped and chatted to us at one of the 13 Community Recycling Centre popups across the 6 LGA's. We hope the sessions were insightful and helpful. We loved engaging with you! ... Close Post
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3 months ago

🔋 LIVE IN OR AROUND NAMBUCCA? Want to win a rechargeable battery pack? Come and see us at Nambucca Plaza on Friday 27 May from 9am to 12pm. Come and chat with us about the right place for household problem wastes and complete a short survey for a chance to win! Learn how to make the most of your free Community Recycling Centre and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.Nambucca Valley Council ... 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.
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