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Recycling collection begins this week

Recycling collection begins this week

Thats right, Monday morning is the start of recycling bin collection.
Get your bin kerb-side by 6am on the same day as your general bin (only once a fortnight). When placing your bins remember to leave a gap, keep cars free from blocking access to your bins.
If you run into a problem please call one of our friendly staff on 07 4671 2403.

Your collection day is marked on the maps HERE, they are as follows:

  • Monday (Yellow Area) – Talwood, Bungunya, Toobeah & Yelarbon
  • Tuesday (Purple Area) – Goondiwindi South East
  • Wednesday (Red Area) – Inglewood and Texas
  • Thursday (Blue Area) – Goondiwindi North
  • Friday (Green Area) – Goondiwindi West & Environs

If you are still unsure when your bin will be collected please call E & E Waste on 07 4671 2403.

What can I put in my recycling bin?

Please place all materials in bin loosely – never in plastic bags. Ensure all containers are empty. It’s best if you remove lids. You don’t have to remove labels, staples or envelope windows.

View the A to Z of Waste at above link with helpful tips of what rubbish can go into recycling bins (yellow lid), general waste bins (red lid) and at our local landfill sites.

Tips for recycling

  • Flatten cardboard boxes
  • Remove all lids and rinse containers
  • Rinse food scraps off
  • Place items loose in bin not in bags
  • Labels on bottles and containers don’t need to be removed

All additional enquiries about what can be recycled can be answered by calling us on 07 4671 2403

What happens if I put the wrong thing in my recycling bin?

The contents of your recycling bin (yellow lid) are sorted on a series of conveyor belts, magnets, eddy currents, trommels (big sieves) and by hand. Placing non-recyclable waste in the recycling bin can hinder the recycling process or cause a lower grade product to be produced in the manufacturing process.

It is important to make sure that only recyclable items are placed in the recycling bin. Placing incorrect items in the recycling bin is called ‘contamination’. Contamination causes problems during the sorting of recyclables, as well as affecting the ability of the item to be processed into a new product. In some cases, just a few contaminated bins can ruin an entire truckload of recyclables. Just a few people doing the wrong thing can lead to such a waste! Make sure your efforts count- RECYCLE RIGHT!!

Plastic bags are the most common contaminant found in recycling. Remember plastic bags cannot be placed in the recycling bin – they should be reused, returned to a supermarket with a special plastic bag recycling station, or disposed of in your general waste (red lid) bin.
It is also important that you remove the lids from jars and plastic bottles and give containers and bottles a quick rinse out before placing them in the recycling bin.

Do not place dangerous or unsanitary items into your recycling bin.

Just one contaminated bin, with oil or general waste, can spoil an entire truckload of recycling – That’s 350 bins worth of recycling (or 4  tonnes) – which would have to be dumped in landfill.

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