Excess consumption during the festive season is often accompanied by additional household waste.
Mounds of wrapping paper, food and drink packaging and organic scraps left over from entertaining friends and family can quickly add up, which is why it is important residents are aware of what they can and can’t recycle.
Bundaberg Regional Council’s ‘Recycle right’ webpage outlines our region’s recycling ‘dos and don’ts’, listing items that can and cannot be recycled along with fact sheets, tips and additional helpful information to ensure your waste is going to the appropriate area to be processed.
Your fortnightly kerbside recycling bin (yellow lid) is used to dispose of steel and aluminium cans, plastic jars and bottles, glass jars and bottles, paper and cardboard.
Items placed in this bin are then hand sorted by staff at Council’s Material Recovery Facility on University Drive, so ensure your yellow lid bin is free of any hazardous items and keep your recyclables loose.
Bundaberg Region residents can also help reduce their Christmas waste by:
- Creating a meal plan to avoid excess food wastage. Compost or worm farm your unavoidable food scraps.
- Giving the gift of an experience rather than a physical item.
- Purchasing second hand or recycled gifts to keep our region’s circular economy in motion this Christmas.
- Downloading the Recycle Mate app to check how to correctly dispose of thousands of household items.
- Recycle any old mobile phones, printer cartridges, computers and tablets that get replaced.
More information about additional waste and recycling programs including eWaste, Fluorocycle, DrumMUSTER, Paintback, ChemClear and the Container Refund Scheme (Containers for Change) is available on Council’s website.
Christmas waste and recycling bin collection continues
Council’s kerbside waste and recycling services will continue to operate as usual throughout the Christmas holiday period.
Residents are asked to place their bins out the night before to ensure a smooth collection.
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