Tips to make it easier to be a recycling champion in your home.
1. Get to know your council
There are 79 councils in Victoria and they can all vary in what they allow in your recycling bin. For example, most councils accept glass in the same bin as paper and hard plastic, but some have a separate collection for glass.
Visit your council website to learn what items you should be keeping out and putting in your recycling bin. Many councils have a helpful A to Z Waste and Recycling Guide or a quick guide to recycling for their residents.
Get started by finding your council’s waste and recycling services page.
2. Set up a system to make recycling easier
You don’t have to head outside every time you want to put an empty can or bottle in the recycling bin. If you have the space in your kitchen, get a separate bin so you can pop your recycling in and then take it out to your kerbside recycling bin all at once.
Don’t have the space in your kitchen to have an extra bin for recycling? Grab a box or a tub to fit any empty space you might have, and put your recycling in there. This is especially helpful in apartments where you can keep your recycling tub on a washing machine or balcony.