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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🎉♻️ ONE MILLION KILOS ♻️ 🎉
Together we’ve kept more than 1 Million kgs of recyclable materials out of landfill since Community Recycling Centres opened across the Mid North Coast in 2015.
www.cleanout.com.au for your nearest CRC
You can drop off items for FREE:
🔋 Batteries and car batteries
🔥 Smoke detectors and fire extinguishers
🛢️ Cooking oils and motor oils
💡 Fluro globes and tubes
♨️ Gas bottles
Keep up the great work Mid North Coast!

MidCoast Council Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Kempsey Shire Council Nambucca Valley Councill Coffs Harbour City Council Coffs Coast Waste Services
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🍏🥧 SIMPLE APPLE SLICE. Make the most of in-season apples with this easy-as-pie recipe! Get your Free Autumn Season Guide at www.midwaste.org.au/food-smart

Ingredients
2 cups SR flour
1 cup sugar
3 apples peeled, cored, diced 1cm
125g butter
1 egg

Method
Preheat over to 180. Grease slice tin. Toss apples in flour and sugar in bowl. Melt butter in small pan, cool slightly. Stir in egg. Pour butter and egg into apple mixture and mis until combined. Press into tin. Bake for 35-40mins.

www.mouthsofmums.com.au

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🍎🌱🌻LAST CHANCE - SCRAPS TO SOIL! Learn how to compost in your own home and turn your kitchen and garden scraps into amazing food for your garden and soil.

4 April - 1-3pm - Tuncurry Community Garden,
Midge Orchard Road.
$20 - includes workshop and a compost bin or worm farm

Bookings essential by Sunday 22 March
www.trybooking.com/KOOG
More info - www.midwaste.org.au/composting
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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