Recycle right - recycling dos
Plastics - bottles and jars
All plastic bottles and jars can be recycled, but remember to remove the lids off bottles and jars.
Soft plastics like plastic bags and plastic wrap should not go in the recycle bin. However, the REDcycle Program makes it easy for consumers to keep plastic bags and packaging out of landfill. Visit redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle to find your local drop off points.
NB: Turpentine and metholated spirits bottles however cannot be recycled because of the chemical residue
Some recyclable plastic products found in your home are:
Soft drink bottles (coloured and clear)
Milk bottles (white and other)
Sauce bottles (BBQ, tomato, mustard etc)
Cleaning product bottles (toilet duck etc)
|Vitamin and medicine bottles||
Bathroom product bottles (shampoo, bubble bath, handwash etc)
|Laundry liquid bottles||
Plastic jars - spreads (peanut butter/ jams etc)
Metals - steel and aluminium
Drink and food cans are normally made of aluminium or steel and both are easily recycled - this also includes aerosol cans (please remember to remove the plastic lid and nozzle before putting it in the bin.)
Some recyclable metal products found in your home are:
|Aluminium foil||Steel cans|
|Foil trays||Aerosol cans|
|Soft drink cans||Food tins|
Glass - bottle and jars
Glass jars and bottles either clear or coloured are 100% recyclable. Flat, plate or mirror glass however cannot be recycled.
Some recyclable glass products found in your home are:
|Soft drink bottles||Wine bottles|
|Glass jars - spreads||Beer bottles|
Cardboard / Paper
Cardboard can be recycled but it should be clean and of a size that fits loosely into a bin. Remember to fold large boxes down.
Some recyclable cardboard and paper products found in your home are:
|Juice and milk cartons||Boxes|
|Glossy inserts||Telephone books|