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Published Wednesday 8 April 2020
Tags:General, COVID-19

Reduce your waste at home

We've got some handy hints from our waste team to help keep your red bin from filling up too fast while you are at home more.

Recycle right

Some common recyclables that people throw in their general waste bin include empty aerosol cans, foil, magazines and take-away containers.

Recycling doesn’t need to be sparkly clean, it just has to have the food scrapped out.

Check out our Recycling Guide for more info.

Give some love to your compost or worm farm

You can put lots of food waste (for example, fruit, vegetables, teabags, and coffee grounds) in to your compost or worm farm.

Typically, this accounts for 30 per cent of the average person's waste, so making sure this all ends up as compost will do a lot to reduce what goes in to your red bin.

If you're looking to start a compost or worm farm, check out our handy guide.

Many compost and worm farm suppliers offer delivery services - bonus!

Avoid waste

Are there things you can reuse or repurpose? This is the perfect time to get crafty and start turning your waste into this year’s Christmas gifts.

Still not enough?

Still need a larger general waste bin? You can request a bin upgrade online (costs apply).

Recycle this Easter

You can help keep contaminates out of your recycling bins this Easter by using The Australasian Recycling Label.

This is an egg-cellent tool to help people recycle better.

Did you know you can scrunch Easter egg foil into a ball and place it in your recycling? When we dispose of our waste correctly, we're keeping contaminants out of the recycling bin and making sure we don’t lose valuable materials to landfill.

This page was last updated on 21 May 2020.