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(03-04-17) Recycling in the North Burnett

Apr 3, 2017 | Front Page Feature, News

Recycling is an important process which is vital to minimising the impact that we have on the environment by reducing waste. By recycling it is possible to produce new products for use within society in a more environmentally friendly way as the recycling process requires much less of the earth’s natural resources.

How Can You help?

Ensuring products that can be recycled are recycled is the first step. Next time you go to throw something in the bin, think about if it can be recycled, and if so separate it from your general waste. That way, when you’re ready you can take it to your local recycling centre or refuse tips recyclable collection area. This is a good practice to get into for both your home and your workplace. Also, make sure you spread the word. Tell your friends and family about the importance of recycling so they to can act towards a more sustainable future.

Another good habit to get into is buying products that have been made from recycled goods. By doing this when you’re shopping you actively support the recycling process by choosing products that were not made from natural resources that cannot be regenerated.

What Can be Recycled? There are four main types of products that can be recycled.

  • Paper / Cardboard
  • Steel / Aluminum Cans
  • Plastics
  • Waste Oil

What Cannot be Recycled? Some products cannot be recycled and if included with products that can, may have devastating effects on the recycling process. Theses products include:

  • Plastic bags
  • Crockery / Porcelain
  • Construction Waste
  • Food Scraps

You can drop your recycled items at any of North Burnett Regional Council’s Waste Management Facilities with the exception of paper and cardboard. At this stage Biggenden and Mt Perry do not have the capacity to recycle paper and cardboard.

For further information visit Council’s website or contact Council’s Environmental Health Officer by phone on 1300 696 272 (1300 MY NBRC) or by email, or see the following websites… Planet Ark or Recycling Near You.