Kerbside Recycling Has Commenced

E & E Waste are is now providing a fortnightly recycling kerbside collection service to residents and commercial customers in Goondiwindi, Talwood, Bungunya, Toobeah, Yelarbon, Inglewood and Texas, from 1 July 2018.

According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, every Australian contributes around two tonnes of waste each year – a mixture of household garbage and industrial waste created by things we buy or use. It’s becoming more difficult and expensive to find new refuse tips for waste.

Waste disposal is a major issue for the community. By avoiding and reducing waste, and re-using and recycling, we aim to cut waste by up to 50 percent.

Kerbside Collection Calendar
GRC Bind Guide Brochure
GRC Simple Recycling Guide
A to Z Waste & Recycling Facts

Useful Resources

What can I put in my recycling bin? Click on the images above to download these helpful guides: Kerbside Recycling Calendar / GRC Bin Guide Brochure / GRC Recycling Guide / A to Z Waste Guide

Please place all materials loosely in bin – 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.

All additional enquiries about what can be recycled can be answered by calling us on the number above.

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 DO NOT need to be removed

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.

What other recycling options are available in our region?

GOONDIWINDI REGION LANDFILL & TRANSFER STATIONS
Drum Muster C&D Waste Waste Oils Batteries Green Waste Scrap Metal
Goondiwindi
Inglewood
Texas
Yelarbon
Toobeah
Talwood
✔ – Recovered Recources
*Drum Muster services are available in all areas through an on-farm service and scheduled muster days

What else can I do to reduce landfill?

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Reduce Reuse Recycle

Reduce — Avoid waste by looking for ways to produce and use goods that stop waste being generated. Reduce waste by choosing products that can be used productively, recycled locally, and have minimal packaging.

Reuse — Re-use containers, packaging or waste products.

Recycle — Recycle waste material into useable products.

There are a range of websites that can provide additional information about reduce, reuse and recycle:

Queensland Government Department of Environment and Protection – www.ehp.qld.gov.au/waste/minimisation/reduce_reuse_recycle.html

Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You – www.qld.gov.au/families/government/sustainable/pages/recycling

Planet Ark’s Business Recycling page – www.businessrecycling.com.au/

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