Recent audits of our kerbside recycling bins revealed that contamination rates are on the way down, but there are some non-recyclable items that regularly appear in our bins. So, what are the top five items we never want to see in your recycling bins?
Recycling in plastic bags
Don’t waste your recycling efforts by using a plastic bag to collect your recyclables. The staff at the recovery facility don’t have time to open the bags and retrieve your recycling.
Instead, the bag and its recyclable contents are sent to landfill. Keep your recycling loose and make it count.
Your recycling bin is not the place for household rubbish. When the bags break, they spread rubbish throughout the recycling load, which can make other recyclable material unusable.
If your waste bin does not meet your needs, consider applying for an additional bin. (fees apply).