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Recycling

Victorians are already great recyclers, but we can do better.

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Recycling is one of the easiest things you can do to help the environment. By making products from recycled materials instead of new materials we:

  • reduce landfill
  • save energy
  • conserve natural resources
  • minimise the amount of greenhouse gases created in the production of new materials.

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How recycling works

The recycling process begins when you place items in the correct recycling bins.

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Four colourful recycling bins, for glass, plastic, paper and metal

Recycling bins

There are four main recycling categories and it's important we put things in the right bins.

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Workers sorting waste for recycling

What you can (and can't) recycle

To help us become more sustainable, it's important to understand what can and can't be recycled.

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Workers sorting waste for recycling

Why recycle?

Recycling is one of the easiest ways you can help the environment.

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Detox your Home

Rid your home of dangerous and toxic waste responsibly, with the free Detox your Home program.

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Council waste and recycling

Household paint, batteries and fluorescent lights can be dropped off for free. Check with your local council for details.

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