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Help “close the loop” in National Recycling Week, 12 to 18 November

Tuesday 6 November 2018

National Recycling Week is just around the corner, and Eurobodalla households can be proud of their ever improving efforts when it comes to recycling.

Audits from Waste Management Australia show that last financial year more than 4,500 tonnes were collected in Eurobodalla’s kerbside recycling, which significantly helps to reduce what gets sent to landfill.

Eurobodalla Council’s Acting Waste Manager Adam Patyus said recycling was all about minimising our impact on the environment by “closing the loop”.

“Closing the loop is when something that would otherwise end up in landfill is reused or recycled into a new item, completing a cycle, or loop,” Mr Patyus said.

“Eurobodalla households have so far made a positive impact on waste reduction through recycling, but there is always more that can be done.”

He said National Recycling Week was the perfect time for those who used Council’s kerbside collection to refresh themselves with the “dos and don’ts” of recycling in Eurobodalla, and other tips included in their Household Waste and Recycling Guide.

“By reusing items where possible, and correctly using their green-lidded organics bin and yellow-lidded recycling bin, community members can help Council maximise what can be reused and recycled,” Mr Patyus said.

Council activities that contribute to closing the loop include offering free tip drop-offs for recyclable electronic goods, such as televisions and computers, shredding organic garden waste into mulch to reuse on garden beds, and diverting items from landfill that can be processed into new products, such as mattresses, tyres, polystyrene, oils, empty chemical containers, batteries, fluorescent tubes and globes.

Council’s also hosts popular school and community education programs focussing on waste minimisation and teaching students and households about home composting and worm farming.

Get tips to maximise household recycling, or find out about our next home composting and worm farming workshops on our waste and recycling page.