Recycling is easy and most of us are recycling as much as we can. Follow our simple steps and start recycling today.
Steps to start recycling
Find out what you can recycle at home - check our Recycling Locator tool to find out what you can put in your home recycling bags or bins;
Check you have the right bags, bins, boxes, or caddies and if you don't have the right recycling equipment, contact your local council to check;
Find out from your local council which day your recycling will be collected. Your recycling may be collected weekly, fortnightly or even monthly. Mark the date on a calendar or add a reminder to your phone;
Find a place to store your recycling - now that you know which items you can recycle, find a convenient place to store them before you take them out for collection. Remember recyclables from your bathroom and other rooms at home!
Make sure everyone in your house knows - encourage family and housemates to check whether items can be reused or recycled before they are thrown away;
Find your nearest recycling drop-off point for items that can’t be recycled at home. Our ‘Recycle an Item’ pages gives detailed information on how and where to recycle a specific item that can't be recycled at home.