Recycling

Households within the recycling collection service area are provided a yellow lid 240L bin.

The charge for the recycling service is $110. All other rates charges can be found here.

Please note that we do not provide a hard rubbish collection pick up. However we do have resource recovery centres which take furniture and goods of a reasonable condition (determined by staff) and can be resold. These items can be dropped off at any of our transfer stations free of charge.

Recycling is not just about what you can put in your bin - we should always think about the three R's

Reduce

The best way to reduce your waste is to avoid creating it in the first place. Avoid buying items with lots of packaging as this wastes valuable resources. You throw them away and create rubbish which then produces more greenhouse gases.

Reuse

Choose and invest in reusable items like keep cups, cloth bags and a reusable water bottle. Look at ways to repurpose discarded items, especially one's that can't be recycled. Consider repairing rather than replacing.

Recycle

Recycling keeps usable materials out of landfill. Recycled materials can be turned back into raw materials that can be used in the manufacture of other items. Make sure you separate all recyclable items from your rubbish and put them in your recycling bin with the yellow lid.

A few tips to recycle right

  • Don't place recyclables into plastic bags
  • Avoid placing soft plastics into recycling bin
  • Clean out jars, containers and bottles
  • Buy Australian recycled products
  • Use recycled paper and toilet paper
  • E-waste can be recycled but not in your kerbside bin - please take to your nearest transfer station

If you have any questions please contact your Moira Shire Environmental Services department on 5871 9222.

 

A good recycling program will benefit us all, both now and in the future - but the first step begins at home.