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:

ON FACEBOOK

4 tasty ways with leftovers
1. Stew + pastry = pie
2. BBQ chicken + Mexican sauce = tacos
3. Leftover lamb + leaves = salad
4. Freeze for later!
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#lovefoodhatewaste Taree Community Garden Mid Coast 4 Kids Our Living Coast Coffs Coast Waste Services
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🍎🍎🍎 It's simple to make your own Apple Cider Vinegar with leftover apple peels and cores. Rhi from The Rhi Rebellion shows us how easy it is to give your food scraps a new life.

The Food Smart Program provides lots of helpful hints to make the most of the food you buy – sign up for free at mailchi.mp/midwaste/foodsmart/

#lovefoodhatewaste

MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Council Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services Midcoast Waste Services MidCoast Libraries Port Macquarie Hastings Library Service Kempsey Shire Library Bellingen Library Coffs Harbour Libraries Dorrigo Library Taree Community Garden Port Macquarie Community Gardensc Bowraville Community Gardens Northbank Community Garden Coffs Regional Community GardensCundletown Community Woopi Gardens South Coffs Community Garden Inc Resource Recovery MidCoast Coffs Coast Growers Manning Valley Community Gardens Bellingen Growers MarketBellingen Community Markets Gloucester Farmers Market The Tucker Patch Our Living Coast Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network Coastal Warriors - Mid North Coast Plastic Wise South West Rocks Bellingen Environment Centre Bellingen Sustainability Centre The Green Tuncurry Coffs Coast Local Food Gloucester Tip Shop Telegraph Point Community Association Incorporated Port Macquarie Community Preschool - Munster Street and the Annex Willawarrin Community Hall Cundletown Community Picnic Mid North Coast
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It’s Plastic Free July! Looking for a cheap and easy way to store your food plastic-free? Rhi from The Rhi Rebellion shows us how to DIY Bees Wax Wraps.

These wraps will help you eliminate plastic wrap from your kitchen and keep your food fresher for longer.

For more Food Smart ideas, sign up to the free program at mailchi.mp/midwaste/foodsmart/

#plasticfreejuly #lovefoodhatewaste

MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Council Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services Midcoast Waste Services MidCoast Libraries Port Macquarie Hastings Library Service Kempsey Shire LibraryBellingen Library Coffs Harbour Libraries Dorrigo Library Taree Community Garden Port Macquarie Community Gardens Bowraville Community Gardens Northbank Community Garden Coffs Regional Community Gardens Cundletown Community Woopi Gardens South Coffs Community Garden Inc Resource Recovery MidCoast Coffs Coast GrowersManning Valley Community Gardens Bellingen Growers MarketBellingen Community Marketss Gloucester Farmers Market The Tucker Patch @OurLivingCoast Port Macquarie Hastings Sustainability Network Coastal Warriors - Mid North Coastt Plastic Wise South West Rocks Bellingen Environment Centre Bellingen Sustainability Centre The Green Tuncurry Coffs Coast Local Food Gloucester Tip Shop A greener tomorrow, Dorrigo
Telegraph Point Community Association Incorporated Port Macquarie Community Preschool - Munster Street and the Annex Willawarrin Community HallCundletown Community Picnic Mid North Coast
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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