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Small paper items, such as shredded paper, sticky notes and scrap paper offcuts are all best placed into the green bin or your home compost bin, rather than the recycling bin.

Why? Small bits of paper tend to blow away/ fall through the gaps in the conveyor belts at the MRF (Material Recovery Facility), making them very difficult to get through the recycling process.

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Small paper items, such as shredded paper, sticky notes and scrap paper offcuts are all best placed into the green bin or your home compost bin, rather than the recycling bin. 

Why? Small bits of paper tend to blow away/ fall through the gaps in the conveyor belts at the MRF (Material Recovery Facility), making them very difficult to get through the recycling process. 

#recyclingtips #wastetips #compost #reducewaste

 

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KESAB environmental solutions I have medical devices with paper on them but with plastic-y lining, that need to be peeled off. I've been told that these are recyclable but they're small and I doubt the plastic makes them compostable. Any thoughts then? I know this is unusual, but I'm having chemo at home hence all this, and it produces a lot of this every week. Thanks!

I wish a more definitive list was made available!! I chuck all paper in the recycling bin.... tissues & paper towel go in green bin. Have never heard about the 'smaller than A5' ... 😯

Put a QR code on every bin, and make a website for each code, detailing what can and can’t go in.... Some bins already have rfid, use that.

Of course you fucking put shredded paper in a green waste bin.

I’d heard before a normal post it note was the minimum size for the yellow bin. Is that not the case?

Hi Dee I've been wondering about this ever since you mentioned something about small slips of paper in the recycling bin at trackside. Now we know to put them in the green bin!

Tyler Vivian

Is there an option for register/sales/eftpos receipts yet?

Mark Edwards we need a greens bin for work xx

Can envelopes with a bit of sticky tape on them go in the green bin? Sometimes it can be hard to remove.

What about paper that has paint or crayon on it? Does it go in recycle or green?

Can we put smaller paper and cardboard pieces into a cereal or crackers box and recycle that?

Does this mean the new cardboard bread tags too??

Interesting 😀

Rashidul Hasan

handy to know Scott Robinson

Ash Willson

Ashleigh Baker

Kathryn 🤷🏻‍♀️🤣

Adam Kerr

Rhys Driver even sticky notes. Amazing

Adam Sincock

Daniel Bass Mary Harrison

Jacqui Grivell

Ellen Starr Anne Thyne so playgroup scraps should be going in Green bin by the looks of this

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Helium balloon kits are readily available from retailers and are a popular option when hosting a party. However, if disposed of incorrectly via household or public bins, helium tanks can be extremely dangerous (they can explode under pressure).

Help keep our truck drivers and recycling staff safe by taking any empty tanks to a local Hazardous Waste Depot for appropriate disposal.
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Helium balloon kits are readily available from retailers and are a popular option when hosting a party. However, if disposed of incorrectly via household or public bins, helium tanks can be extremely dangerous (they can explode under pressure).

Help keep our truck drivers and recycling staff safe by taking any empty tanks to a local Hazardous Waste Depot for appropriate disposal.

Steel lids (from beer or cider bottles, passata bottles etc.) are recyclable! ♻️

However, because they are so small we need to contain them in something bigger to make sure they make it through the recycling process without getting 'lost'.

An empty steel can (e.g. baked beans can) is perfect - once the can is full, squish the top to close it and pop the whole thing into the yellow lidded bin!

Not sure if your lids are steel? An easy test is to use a fridge magnet - if the lid is magnetic (i.e. sticks to the magnet), it can go into the steel can.

#wastetips #recyclingtips #southaustralia #Whywasteit
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Steel lids (from beer or cider bottles, passata bottles etc.) are recyclable! ♻️ 

However, because they are so small we need to contain them in something bigger to make sure they make it through the recycling process without getting lost. 

An empty steel can (e.g. baked beans can) is perfect - once the can is full, squish the top to close it and pop the whole thing into the yellow lidded bin!

Not sure if your lids are steel? An easy test is to use a fridge magnet - if the lid is magnetic (i.e. sticks to the magnet), it can go into the steel can.

#wastetips #recyclingtips #southaustralia #whywasteit

 

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What do you do with small non magnetic metals?

David Jones Goldner

I use a Milo tin perfect for keeping them all together.

Philip Mitchell

Mark Sawyer

Catherine O'Neill

Allan Range Rosilie Range

What if they have the plastic underside? Is this still recyclable?

Jack L. Davis

Or if you gain collected them in a small 60ltr bin(seperating steel from aluminum) and take to a scrapyard to buy more food etc😉.

Vanessa Kerby

Tyler Vivian

Mick Smith Catherine Turnbull

Matthew Casey

Mathew Giles we should put a can out for beer lids.

Do the yoghurt metal covers also count? The bendy bits that you peel off?

Matt Gibson

not related to steel buy where do i put a car battery? is there any drop off points somewhere?

Luke Riley side note

Rebecca Hall I do this too :)

Lauren Zanker

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