Waste and recycling
Everything is useful
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.
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.
Which fortnight is it again? Download the calendar to find 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?
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.