Recycle Right – Recycling Caddy
Information for residents in apartment buildings
Recycling is important to our community and avoiding contamination of non-recyclables within the yellow top recycling bin is crucial to keep our recycling system strong. Research shows that how residents separate their recyclables within their apartment is a key factor in reducing the current 14% contamination rates. This contamination is made up of plastic bags, soft plastics, non-recyclable items, nappies and much more.
During July and August, we are providing all residents living in apartments with a new Recycling Caddy to help you separate your recyclables and avoid contamination. Putting your recycling into a plastic bag which then goes in the yellow bin causes contamination which is likely to end up in landfill.
To use your caddy, follow these three simple steps:
- Find a suitable place to locate your caddy that’s convenient and easy to access.
- Make sure you know what ‘is’ and ‘isn’t’ recyclable (don’t put your recyclables in a plastic bag). Visit the A to Z waste and recycling guide.
- Take your recycling to your bin cupboard or room.
Waste Matters Strategy
Council has adopted the Waste Matters Strategy, to guide the future direction of how we manage our Shire’s waste and increase our current landfill diversion rate.