There is no change to how people should recycle despite China’s ban on imported recyclable materials.
People in Marion should continue to use the three bin system as usual so that products are recycled correctly.
China introduced new standards on the quality of imported recyclable material in March 2018 which has impacted on recycling businesses in Australia.
Some organisations have had to find more expensive alternatives to process recyclable materials that would otherwise have been sent to China.
There have also been media reports of some councils in the eastern states sending recyclable products to landfill.
Marion’s recyclable products continue to be recycled, not sent to landfill.