Recycle better and avoiding contamination

The issue of recycle bin contamination and the negative impact contamination has on the quality of recyclables placed in the wrong collection systems is a big problem. We can all do our part in achieving quality recycling. Good recycling behaviour includes;

  • Ensuring you rinse any food or liquid residues from containers.
  • Ensure you’re fully aware of what can go in your recycle bin and do not place incorrect materials in the recycle bin.
  • Ensure you know the correct collection day for their area so recyclables do not build up and get put in other bins.
  • Do not put mixed recyclables compacted into a box or bag and then into your recycle bin as these need to be pulled out for mechanical separation.
  • Do not put food waste or other compostable materials such as garden waste in your recycle bin.
  • Do not put electrical items in your recycle bin.
  • Do not put clothes in your recycle bin.
  • Do not put old shoes in your recycle bin.
  • Do not put used batteries in your recycle bin.
  • Recycle more items from the bathroom or others areas of your house.