CPSC News #1: Recycle Baby!
7 WEEKS TO GO!
Don’t forget to register for the CLARENCE PLAINS SPRING CLEAN 2016
Be part of changing your community …!
Clarendon Vale Clean-Up – Register online at: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Launde+Av+to+Rokeby+Rd
Rokeby Clean-Up – Register online at: www.cleanupaustraliaday.org.au/Joseph+St+to+Duntroon+Dr
You would know that …
- You have a 140 litre wheelie bin with a yellow lid to put your recycling in.
- You have fortnightly roadside collections of recyclables on the same day as your weekly garbage service.
But did you know that …
- Recycling protects our natural resources – by turning used materials into new products, we don’t need to take more materials from the earth through mining and forestry. This also reduces air and water pollution.
- Recycling saves energy – using recycled materials takes far less energy than creating new products from raw materials
- Recycling reduces landfill – creating new products from recyclable materials means less rubbish is being sent to landfill sites
- Collected recyclables are taken to a Materials Recovery Facility where they are sorted and made ready for recycling into new products.
What Can I Put in My Recycling Bin (after I have cleaned the food bits off it)?
- Glass bottles and jars only – Do not break
- Aluminium cans and clean foil trays – Do not crush
- Steel cans
- Milk, cream and juice cartons – Do not flatten
- Plastic beverage, food and non-food containers
- Clean Cardboard
- Clean newspaper, magazines, junk mail and office paper
You Can’t Recycle the Following Items
- No plastic bags
- No motor oil, acid, solvent or chemical containers
- No meat trays or foam trays
- No squeeze-tube toothpaste or squeeze-tube shampoo containers
- No polystyrene or foam
- No plant pots or trays
- No cigarette cartons or packets
- No cardboard pizza or take away food boxes
- No drinking glass, window glass, light bulbs or broken glass
- No ceramics, pottery, cookware or crockery
- No clothing or shoes
- No rubbish or other waste, either garden or household
Clarence City Council, Kerbside Wheelie Bin Recycling Service