Recycling in our City
As traditional forms of waste disposal change, costs rise and landfill sites become scarce, local governments around Australia face increasing challenges in delivering effective and sustainable waste management.
The recent restrictions China has placed on importing low quality recyclable waste has highlighted the importance of ensuring our recyclables are correctly sorted and uncontaminated before being sent for domestic or international consumption.
What can you do?
- All recyclables should be clean before putting them in the bin
- All food and liquid should be removed
- Everything should be loose and not in plastic bags, there's no need to bag recyclable items - we can't recycle them if they're bagged up
- Remove lids they cannot be recycled
- Rinse all jars, bottles and containers
- Place items loosely in the bin
- Flatten cardboard and crush cans and plastics to save space.
YES - Your recycling bin should only contain the following:
Newspaper, office paper, magazines, junk mail and phone books
Drink cartons including fruit juice and milk cartons (no silver-lined UHT cartons)
Plastic bottles (no lids) and containers with the recycling symbol at the bottom should be thoroughly rinsed and containing no hazardous materials
Steel and aluminium foil, aluminium cans including aerosol cans. No other metal items of any kind.
All other cardboard. Please remove contents and liners and flatten.
NO - Your recycling bin must not contain:
Lids of any bottles or jars
China, porcelain or pottery
Liquids of any kind
Household food materials
Polystyrene containers such as meat trays and packaging
Cling wrap, bread bags or plastic bags.
The City of South Perth and Cleanaway invite you to help fight the war on contaminated recycling material as part of a campaign to reduce waste sent to landfill. #waroncontamination
- Phone 9474 0777
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org