Keep it green and clean - 2015 Kerbside Bin Collection Calendar

Find out about recycling and the 2015 Kerbside Bin Collection Calendar.

 City Limits Magazine Issue 47 December 2014 front coverThis article appears in City Limits magazine - Issue 47 - December 2014.

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More than 20 local residents uncovered the secrets of recycling at a special event as part of National Recycling Week in November.

What a Load of Rubbish saw the group take an educational tour of local waste and recycling facilities including ISY Recycling, E-Cycle Recovery, Jeffries Composting and the Southern Region Waste Resource Authority landfill site at Seaford Heights.

City of Marion education officer waste and recycling Allison Byrne said the tour was an important step in helping people understand how to correctly dispose of rubbish.

“Understanding which items can be recycled at the kerbside is the first step in establishing successful recycling habits,” Ms Byrne said.

“Research suggests that contamination in recycling bins is not always due to a lack of care or concern, but rather due to genuine misunderstandings about what can be recycled.

“The most common recyclable materials going to waste are paper and cardboard, as well as food waste, which can be put into the green-lidded wheelie bin for processing into compost.”

City Limits Magazine - Dec 14 - Issue 47 - RecyclingMs Byrne also said many people did not realise that empty aerosol cans should be  recycled in the yellow-lidded wheelie bin and that it was a mistaken belief that they would explode in the recycling process.

State Government research shows that 22 per cent of people sometimes or always put their recycling in a plastic bag, then into the bin, which means items in the plastic bags are sent to landfill as sorting facilites don’t separate the materials and the bags clog the machines.

Material must be loose in the recycling bin to be sorted effectively.

Look out for your 2015 kerbside bin collection calendar in City Limits.

This guide to weekly bin collections is inserted in the December edition of City Limits and tells you what days your red, green and yellow bins will be emptied and includes tips for recycling and information about how to dispose of hazardous and electronic waste.

The calendar explains when you need to put your bins out, how to position them on the kerb and includes details of local waste management centres.

The Kerbside Bin Collection Calendar and Recycling Guide also features photographs and easy-to-follow tips to help you put the right material in the right bin.

City Limits Magazine

The City Limits Magazine is a community publication that keeps Marion residents in touch with what is happening in their community. It includes information about major projects, council initiatives and events, as well as profiles of community members.

It is published three times a year and distributed to 40,000 residents and businesses in the Marion Council area.