Recycling right

Thursday 8 March 2018

Frankston City householders are encouraged to recycle right in the lead up to likely changes in the recycling industry, in response to China’s tighter restrictions on imported recyclable materials.

Residents can help reduce contamination of recyclables by rinsing bottles, cans, jars and plastics. This means emptying out contents, and then being water wise by rinsing in left over washing-up water.

Keep your recyclables loose in your yellow-lidded bin by not putting them in plastic bags first. If recyclables are bagged, they are likely to end up in landfill.

If you’re unsure about what is recyclable, and what is rubbish, please visit Council’s website for a full list: frankston.vic.gov.au/bininformation

“The recycling restrictions imposed by China will be felt state-wide and it’s going to require all three levels of government, industry and the community working together on solutions.
Council is currently working with recycling processors and the Victorian Government to minimise the impact in Frankston City
Residents are urged to keep up their recycling efforts and Council will keep the community informed once any changes are known.

Waste disposal is a significant cost to ratepayers. It is now more important for all residents to minimise the waste they produce – whether it is recyclable or otherwise. Action householders can take includes:

  • Reduce waste – a great start is reusable drink bottles and coffee cups
  • Buy products made with recycled content such as copy paper and toilet paper
  • Avoid products with excess packaging

For more information visit: frankston.vic.gov.au/reducewaste

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