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
Milk, cream and juice cartons – Do not flatten
Plastic beverage, food and non-food containers
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