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REDcycle soft plastics recycling suspended... What now?

Due to unforeseen challenges, the REDcycle Group has temporarily stopped accepting and processing soft plastics from 9 November 2022.

Soft plastics collections have been suspended via REDcycle drop off points at Woolworths and Coles supermarkets across Australia, and also via RecycleSmart’s Pickup service from residents.

However, residents are still encouraged to divert soft plastics from landfill – by reusing and/or avoiding it. Check out ‘Soft Plastics’ for tips!

For the time being, any soft plastics stored in cupboards and drawers, residents are advised to place these in their red garbage bin, not in the yellow recycling bin.

For more information about the suspension to soft plastic recycling, refer to REDcycle

 
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Garage Sale Trail

Garage Sale Trail is Australia's festival of pre-loved stuff, dedicated to helping you extend the life of your stuff and find the ultimate pre-loved gem.

In 2021, over 200,000 Australians hosted a garage sale or shopped the Trail. Together, they extended the life of over 1.5 million kgs of stuff saving these items from landfill and maximising the value of all the energy and resources that goes in to making the stuff we buy. It's the circular economy in action!

This year you can sell, shop and learn on the Garage Sale Trail with the Trail Tutorial series of online workshops hosted by Aussie icons Barry du Bois, Annabel Crabb and Craig Reucassel as well as two big weekends of garage sales happening across the country.

 

 

Return and Earn - Open across NSW

Return and Earn return points across NSW are open. When visiting, please ensure you comply with the latest Public Health Orders, maintain social distancing of at least 1.5 metres from others and practising good hygiene.

Check the status of your nearest return point before visiting and avoid peak times where possible.

 

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RecycleSmart - To help recycle the tricky items!

Council encourages residents to sort out and recycle their waste items where possible. At times, there may be some confusion or uncertainty as to which items belong in which bin.

To make it easier to recycle, Council has joined RecycleSmart to provide our residents the Recyclopedia App to provide helpful information on these items. Residents can download the App and check out what and where to recycle.

Residents can also organise a Power PickUp of those tricky-to-recycle items from their doorstep – via the downloaded App or website.

Tricky-to-recycle items collected by RecycleSmart:

  • E-waste – small electronic items eg laptops, tablets, charging cords, gaming consoles, kettles, toaster 
  • Soft Plastics – plastics that can be scrunched up into a ball eg plastic bags, bread bags, bubble wrap - Please note, collection of soft plastics has been temporarily suspended as of 9 November 2022. 

  • Textiles – wearable clothing and accessories eg shoes, belts, handbags
  • Misfits – eg household batteries, polystyrene, fluorescent light globes, printer cartridges, X-ray films, smoke alarms.

Check the full list of what RecycleSmart can pick up.

Try the first Power Pickup for FREE with code "FIRSTFREE" at recyclesmart.com.

As a participating Council of RecycleSmart, our residents have access to FREE monthly Pickups of 2 bags per month! For more information, visit FREE monthly Pickups and schedule yours in now!

 

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