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The Importance of Recycling in Toowoomba

The Importance of Recycling in Toowoomba

Nowadays recycling is part of our daily life. We have lived in a throwaway society for far too long, but things are changing.

Most people are conscious of the need to preserve our natural resources by using the materials of our manufactured goods again and again.

This makes sense and although not enough is being recycled, collectively we are making a difference.

As a waste removals company and dealing with recycling in Toowoomba, we at E&E Waste, are in the front line of this social movement.

For that reason, we would like to remind you of the importance of recycling and tips to do it right.


Cardboard should be flattened and any non-cardboard materials should be detached or cut off.

If the cardboard is coated in any way, check the label to see if it is still recyclable. 


Almost all types of paper can be recycled, as long as it is dry and clean from contamination.

Print and copy paper, magazines and even books can all be recycled, all paper that is plastic-free.

Hardbacks need to have their covers removed first and the covers can be put in with the cardboard.  

Do not include, stickers, carbon paper, cardboard, or laminated paper.

Paper is turned into more paper products that are clean, sterile, biodegradable, and environmentally safe. 


All plastic can and should be recycled as long as they are empty of contaminants.

Any other material that is embedded or attached should be separated. Check black plastic (food trays usually) as this is not generally recyclable.

Metal or plastic tops should be separated as these are recycled separately.

The labelling will state which parts of a container can be recycled. 


All glass can be recycled. To make it easier, it is a good idea to separate the glass items into different colours.

Lightbulbs are tricky because they contain chemicals. Recycle lightbulbs separately to other glass items.


Metal cans need to be washed and cleaned. Metals such as aluminium, copper, brass, and bronze are all in great demand.

Because they regarded as hazardous waste, aerosol cans should be kept separate.

It Makes Sense

There’s a whole laundry list of things that can be recycled. It only takes a little bit more of your time and a conscious effect to make a difference.

E&E Waste are leading the drive for recycling in Toowoomba, so if you have a waste problem or would like to know more about recycling, contact us.


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  • Avatar for Curtis Butler
    Curtis Butler
    March 8, 2021, 3:25 pm REPLY

    It makes sense that your metal cans must be cleaned prior to recycling them and that materials like aluminum and copper are in high demand. My uncle has been thinking about opening a business that cleans up any trash that he finds in local parks, and he would like to find a way to make use of the metal soup cans that he occasionally finds on the sidewalk. Maybe he should find a metal recycling service that can help him with his recycling needs.

  • Avatar for Derek Swain
    Derek Swain
    April 2, 2021, 4:50 pm REPLY

    I think it’s helpful that you explained how aluminum is in demand and that cans that are made out of metal need to be washed. My brother wants to open a business that manufactures soda cans this summer, but he needs to find a way to recycle any of the defective cans that he will not be able to use. Maybe he should consider finding a metal recycling service that can make use of his extra metal.


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