Waste and recycling
Everything is useful
Our official target set by the State Government is 66 per cent 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.
Photo opp! Look out for our giant YUK sign, outside Customs House and the Entertainment Centre this Christmas and New Year. It’s filled with thousands of butts.
Getting a real tree for Christmas? Book it in for recycling once it’s lost its bloom. We’ll turn it into mulch.
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.