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What's Up In Waste?

Whats up in waste

On this page you can find waste and recycling information, news and events.



Acceptance of Tyres at the RRC


Due to changes relating to the recycling of our tyres, the RRC can no longer accept tyres still on their rims.


Picture. Tyres on rims not accepted



2020-21 Waste Collection Calendar


Download the 2020-21 Waste Calendar or pick up a paper version from Council's Customer Service Centre, or the Resource Recovery Centre in Moss Vale.


Alternatively, if you need a paper copy posted out to you, please email mail@wsc.nsw.gov.au.



Compost Revolution


Compost
Council has joined the Compost Revolution - a multi - award winning program that empowers and equips our residents to cut their waste in half and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, through home composting, worm farming, and bokashi fermentation. There are tutorials, quizzes and products to buy. 
This project is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More Initiative funded from the waste levy.



Recycling Confusing? - Check out the new Australasian Recycling Label


Planet Ark have been working hard with some of Australia and New Zealand's leading businesses to reduce confusion about recycling. The Australasian Recycling Label is set to reduce this confusion. 


See the new label here 


Loads Must be Covered


It is a legal requirement that loads are covered when driving on NSW roads.


Link IconClick here for further information


Customers are reminded that anyone coming to purchase recycled products at the Resource Recovery Centre must have the ability to cover the load before leaving. 


Sale of product will be refused if:


  • on entry, the load cannot be covered
  • on exit, the load is not covered



What Soft Plastics are Accepted for FREE at the RRC?


What Soft Plastic can we Accept?


  • Clear (no colours)
  • Clean film plastics – glad wrap, cling film, plastic wrap, bubble wrap
  • No mixed material eg metal/plastic, no paper (eg shop dockets) 


What Kind of Soft Plastic is Accepted at the RRC?


Although there are many kinds of soft plastics, the only kind the RRC can accept for free is:


  • Bubble wrap
  • Clean cling wrap
  • Clear A4 sheet protectors
  • Clear plastic bags
  • Clear plastic newspaper wrapping
  • Snap/Zip lock bags


PDF iconWSC Fact Sheet - Soft Plastics (PDF, 1372KB)


If you aren’t sure, please feel free to ask at our Community Recycling Centre at the RRC.


Redcycle is another soft plastics recycling program undertaken through Coles Supermarkets, click on the following link for options:


Soft Plastic Recycling with Redcycle


REMEMBER:


  • Plastic bags never go into the yellow lidded recycling bin: not for recycling and not with recycling inside. 
  • Supermarket shopping bags can generally be returned to the shops they came from - remember no shop dockets inside


Link IconWhat goes in the yellow lidded recycling bin?


External Links

ABC:
Link Iconhttps://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-05-24/what-plastics-can-i-recycle-war-on-waste/8548658

Planet Ark:
Link Iconhttps://recyclingweek.planetark.org/documents/doc-712-plastic-bags-factsheet.pdf



Community Recycling Centre


The Community Recycling Centre takes Household problem wastes for FREE, the centre is located at the Moss Vale Resource Recovery Centre.


Link IconWhat can I bring to the CRC? 


CRC Household Problem Waste



Last Updated: July 13th, 2020
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