#1: Keep it simple: Only recycle household items made of plastic, glass, steel, aluminium, paper and cardboard.
#2: Keep out soft plastics: Soft plastics include plastic bags, soft plastic packaging, cling wrap, pasta packets, bread bags, biscuit trays, etc. We can no longer accept bags of soft plastics or soft plastics of any kind in the recycling bin.
#3: Keep out small items: Don't put anything smaller than a credit card in your recycling bin, including bottle lids, bread tags, and straws. Put small paper or cardboard in your green organics bin and other small items in your red landfill bin. You can recycle larger lids like yoghurt tub lids, with or without the container.
#4: Keep it safe: Keep hazardous items out of the recycling bin to protect our workers and machines. Avoid things that can cause harm, or get wrapped around machinery like strapping, cords, clothing, hose, netting, wire, building materials, and chemicals.
#5: Keep it clean: Keep it clean by rinsing or wiping out your containers of any food or drink. This also means keeping out items that will contaminate your recycling bin.
#6: Keep it loose: Don’t bag or box your recyclables – place them loose into your recycling bin. Things move quickly along the conveyor belts at the Materials Recovery Facility and there is no time for staff to sort out bags or boxes.
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