Location: Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, Burnie City, Central Coast, Devonport City, Latrobe and Kentish Council areas.
Kerbside Recycling Bin Assessments are coordinated by the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group on behalf of its member Councils and take place a couple of times a year in North West Tasmania.
The assessments help tell the Group whether landfill diversion education campaigns are working and where it might need to focus more attention.
If your kerbside recycling bin is randomly selected for assessment, the assessor will check the contents of your bin before it gets collected by the truck. They’re looking for non-recyclable materials, known as contaminants.
The assessment is a great opportunity for you to receive advice on some of the more confusing aspects of recycling such as:
– Foam meat trays can NOT be recycled in your kerbside bin, even if they feature the plastics identification code triangle.
– Paper towel and paper tissues can NOT be recycled in your kerbside bin, they break apart and reduce the quality of other recyclables by sticking to them and causing contamination.
– Foil food bags can NOT be recycled in your kerbside bin, these are made of plastic not aluminium and can be recycled via the REDCycle bins in Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.
– Soft plastics such as shopping bags, bread bags and biscuit wrappers can NOT be recycled in your kerbside bin. Take soft plastics to supermarkets’ REDCycle collection bins for recycling.
Bins included in the assessment will have a tag placed on their handles, advising of the assessment results and some friendly do’s and don’ts relevant to your kerbside recycling bin contents.