Recycling is one of the best ways to reduce costs in waste management as it reduces the amount of waste that goes into landfill. However, the wrong kind of waste (even in small amounts) can contaminate the whole load entering the waste recovery system.  When this happens the entire load can be rejected by the recycler. For example, a broken drinking glass in a tonne of glass can contaminate a load. 

We want to assist you to correctly identify what can and cannot be recycled when sorting your rubbish into your bins at home.

Check out articles on this page for handy hints for recycling

Litter free lunches

A litter free lunch will use:

  • reusable containers that can be washed
  • reusable drink bottle that can be washed
  • recyclable or compostable wrapping or packaging eg paper bag
  • food items eg cheese, biscuits, yogurt repacked from larger containers into smaller reusable containers
  • healthier alternatives eg fruit rather than fruit bars

The lunch might include:

  • sandwich or wrap in cloth, paper bag or reusable container
  • yogurt in reusable container
  • sultanas or dried apricots in reusable container
  • piece of fruit (skin and core can be composted or put in school or home worm farm)
  • cheese and crackers in reusable container
  • juice or water in reuseable drink bottle

Throw out nothing. Take all containers home -  wash and reuse.