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Recycling right in the City of Whittlesea

Recycling right in the City of Whittlesea

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Since December 2019 all recycling bins in the City of Whittlesea are being taken to the Coolaroo facility managed by Cleanaway and processed for recycling.

Mayor Emilia Lisa Sterjova and the Council made it a priority to get recycling back up and running and now that it is, Cr Sterjova is keen to remind residents of the importance of recycling right.

“We know our community want to recycle and reduce the amount of waste going to landfill, and we’re excited to be partnering with Cleanaway for our recycling,” said Cr Sterjova.

Cr Sterjova also urged residents to ensure that only recyclable items are put into their recycling bins.

“It’s now more important than ever to sort your recyclables. We all have a responsibility to keep the contamination levels of our recycling down to avoid contaminated recycling going to landfill.”

There are some minor changes to what can and can’t go in your recycling bin:

Can be recycled:

  • cans (steel and aluminium) and foil (scrunched into a ball)
  • hard plastic bottles and containers (labelled with code 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5) with lids removed and placed in the garbage bin
  • glass bottles and jars including medicine bottles
  • paper and cardboard

Can’t be recycled:

  • milk and juice cartons
  • takeaway coffee cups
  • plastic toys
  • soft plastics including cling wrap, plastic bags and bubble wrap
  • waxed cardboard and food soiled cardboard
  • tissues, shredded paper and paper towels

 For more information on what can be recycled visit our bin collections page