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Paint TinsPaint tins whether empty, dry or still containing liquid paint should never be placed in your domestic bins. Paint tins and other paint products can be disposed of at the following locations:
Greater Taree Residents
Great Lakes Residents
Community Recycling TrailerOur Community Recycling trailer is touring regional areas in 2018 - dates and venues are listed here
PalletsEmpty pallets can be returned to the following locations:
Greater Taree Residents
Great Lakes Residents
Paper ProductsPaper is recyclable and can be placed directly into your yellow lidded recycling bin.
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Put shredded paper in a large paper bag, old envelope or cardboard box and then place in the recycling bin. This will ensure it is contained and will not clog the recycling machinery. Here are 7 ways to reuse shredded paper 1.Composting is a great way to get rid of shredded paper; especially for confidential information such as bank statements. It’s the perfect way to avoid identity theft! 2.If you don’t have a compost bin, you can put a small amount of shredded paper into a worm farm. 3.Shredded paper makes a great fire starter, unlike sheets of flat paper – offer it to a friend with a woodburner to make paper logs from. 4.Some shredded paper can be used for pet bedding, underneath the straw. Beware of toxic inks though. (discard in RED bin) 5.You can use shredded paper in a cat litter box. (discard in RED bin) 6.Use shredded paper as packing material when sending gifts. 7. If you fancy a messy, but fun project, try using it to make your own paper!
PhotographsDue to chemical coatings used in the photo developing process, most older photographs cannot be processed for recycling Please dispose of in the red lid bin.
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Pizza BoxesPizza boxes are made of cardboard and can be recycled in the yellow lidded bin. In the past pizza boxes in the recycling was discouraged, however advancements in technology mean that this has changed and you can recycle pizza boxes even if they contain an oily residue. Simply ensure that you eat all the pizza and do not leave any scraps in the box.
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Garden WastePlant cuttings (less than 15cms in diameter) can be placed into your green lidded garden organics bin.
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Plastic BagsCurrently Australian’s use more than 10 million single use plastic bags per day. Plastic bags are not recyclable through the yellow bin system. In fact placing soft plastics such as plastic bags and wrap into the recycling bin can also cause issues in the Materials Recovery Facility as they wrap around machinery and cause blockages. However they can be taken back to the supermarket and placed in the special plastic bag bin usually located at the front of the store. If you need to get rid of plastic bags at home you can also place them in your red lidded bin. If possible it is best to reduce plastic bag use by ensuring that you always take reusable bags with you to the supermarket.
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Plastic Containers/bowls & TupperwareAll broken or damaged plastic containers, bowls & lids should be placed in the red lidded general waste bin. These products are not recyclable. However containers of good quality can be donated to local charities or taken to the tip shop for resale.
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Plastic WrappersSoft plastic wrappers should be placed directly into your red lidded waste bin. Soft plastics such as plastic bags and wrappers, can often have a plastic identification code on them that closely resembles the recycling symbol; however they cannot be recycled through the yellow lidded bin in this area regardless of the symbol. Placing soft plastics such as plastic bags and wrap into the recycling bin can also cause issues in the Materials Recovery Facility as they wrap around machinery and cause blockages.
PolystyreneExpanded polystyrene products cannot be recycled through the kerbside system.
Confusion with polystyreneSome polystyrene materials such as foam cups, trays or foam packaging are marked with the below symbol. This symbol is part of the Plastic Identification Code and simply identifies the type of plastic the product is - not if it can be recycled. People often confuse the 'plastic identification code' for the general recycling symbol (mobius loop), which involves three chasing arrows. Place polystyrene into the red lidded general waste bin. Alternatively large amounts can be taken to the Tuncurry Waste Management Centre where they will be recovered using a specialised EPS machine.
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Black Garden PotsBlack Plastic Pots are made from number 5 polypropolene and aren't excepted in the yellow recycling bins. Some local nurseries may accept back for recycling or reuse. You can also reuse at home for seedlings or cuttings or you could offer on Gumtree or Facebook.
PyrexPyrex containers and cookware are a specialised harden glass that contains different elements then the glass found in bottles and jars. Because of this Pyrex products cannot be recycled and should be placed in the red lidded general waste bin.
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