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
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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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♨️It’s Spring Cleaning time, and perfect BBQ weather too! Drop off your old gas bottles to your local Community Recycling Centre and we’ll reuse or recycle them safely – for FREE!

♻️ Find your nearest CRC at www.cleanout.com.au

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MidWaste is Proudly supported by these regional councils

This project is a NSW Government Waste Less Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy