Recycling Tips – ABC Interview

Recycling Tips – ABC Interview

On Tuesday the 16th of July, Taryn Davis, Waste Education Officer spoke on ABC South West about the Shire of Dardanup’s initiative to encourage their residents to recycle better.

Here’s a quick overview:

Items that can be placed in your kerbside yellow-topped recycling bin include aluminium and steel cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers, flattened cardboard and paper.

Lids

The lids should be removed from plastic bottles and placed in your general waste bin. Your local day care centre or school may also have use for your lids for craft activities.

There are also local initiatives like Precious Plastic Margaret River or Greenbatch who recycle plastic lids. More information will be posted on this site as it comes to hand.

Metal lids can be recycled in your kerbside bin as they are easily recovered with a magnet

Soft Plastics

Soft plastic cannot be recycled in your kerbside bins and should be taken to a REDcycle bin, which can usually be found at your local Coles or Woolworths.

Click here to find out more about REDcycle and find your nearest REDcycle bin.

Aerosol Cans

Aerosol cans can be dangerous when disposed of in your kerbside bins. They can explode causing a danger to the truck drivers and the staff at the Materials Recovery Facility.

Aerosol cans should never be placed in your kerbside bins and should be taken to your nearest HHW disposal site or can also be taken to a scrap metal recycler if they are empty.

UHT – Ultra High Temperature Containers

UHT containers are what is described as composite packaging, meaning they are made up of paper, metal foil and plastic making them very hard to recycle.

Try finding another option to UHT Containers which are usually available.

You will be receiving your waste calendar in the coming weeks and we encourage you to put this website on the home screen of your phone so it is easily accessible.