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Zero Waste

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Zero Waste is the City's campaign to reduce waste send to landfill and keep streets clean. We do this by providing services that make it easy for you to recycle more and do the right thing.

Our official target set by the State Government is 66% resource recovery by 2014. Resource recovery is just a fancy term for making sure that stuff that can be used for something else, doesn’t end up in landfill. Thanks to you, we’ve already reached it.

What next? Let’s reach for the sky. With your help, we think zero waste is possible.

Recycle batteries, mobiles and light bulbs

Danger, Will Robinson. Batteries, mobiles and light bulbs don’t belong in the bin. They can turn nasty in landfill. Recycle them today at City centres and libraries.

A plugged-in power cord

New record set at our March e-waste drop off day!

You smashed it! We had our highest number of drop-offs ever on Sunday 9 March, with a 50% increase in analog TVs collected due to the digital changeover. Missed your reminder to come and give us your e-waste? The next drop-off day is Sunday 1 June 2014.

Green waste calendar 2014

Which fortnight is it again? Download the calendar to find out.

Moving out?

Need to offload a whole lot of furniture, whitegoods or other large items quickly? Book in a clean-up any week for a Wednesday.

Where does waste go?

Have you ever wondered what happens to your rubbish and recycling once it leaves your bin? Watch this video to find out what we do with it.

Did you know?

The rubbish in your red bin goes straight to an alternative waste treatment facility for processing, not landfill. At the facility, recyclables like containers are taken out and organic waste is composted.

Anything that’s left then goes to landfill.

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