The Dirty Dozen: 12 rules for your yellow recycling bin
Ever ask yourself questions like ‘do I have to wash containers before I recycle them’ or ‘do I leave the lids on my jars?’ Not anymore!
Byron Shire Council has launched a new recycling awareness campaign called The Dirty Dozen: 12 rules for your yellow recycling bin.
The Campaign aims to explain 12 additional ‘rules’ for the yellow bin to match the capabilities of Lismore’s Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) which is where Byron Shire's kerbside recycling is sent for processing.
A collaboration between Byron Shire Council, Lismore City Council, Richmond Valley Council and Ballina Shire Council, The Dirty Dozen has been designed to give you an easy and colourful visual guide that answers common recycling questions and to bust any myths about what can and can't be recycled
A key focus of the Campaign is the introduction of soft plastic and polystyrene recycling which provides a great opportunity to further improve resource recovery in the Byron Shire.
Also new to the Shire are the Resource Recovery Satchels for household items such as batteries, mobile phones, reading glasses, x rays, and DVD’s which often go into general waste bins.
The satchels can be collected from the Byron Resource Recovery Centre, all local libraries and Council’s Front Counter.
We encourage everyone in the Byron Shire to get on board and learn the rules, to improve recycling and to keep general waste out of their recycling bins.
Many of the rules actually make life easier, and you'll find that you can now recycle many household products that would have previously gone in your waste bin and then into landfill.
Changing your recycling habits is pretty easy, take some time to learn the rules and before you know it they will be second nature.