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How to Recycle

How to recycle at home – getting started

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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

  1. 1

    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;

  2. 2

    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;

  3. 3

    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;

  4. 4

    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!

  5. 5

    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;

  6. 6

    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.

Find out how and where to recycle a specific item

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