What is National Recycling Week?
National Recycling Week was initially started by Planet Ark in 1996, to spread the message about reduce, reuse, recycle. Reducing our waste not only keeps valuable materials out of landfill it also benefits the environment by reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Now, local governments, businesses and schools use National Recycling Week as a way to create conversation about recycling and other areas of waste, including reducing and reusing.
National Recycling Week is a well-established and highly regarded annual campaign, which continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:
- Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives.
- Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school.
- Work within the waste hierarchy, alongside reduce, reuse, and composting initiatives
How can I recycle better at home and at work?
We can be GREAT Sorts, by recycling the five:
- Paper (not shredded)
- Plastic bottles and containers
- Glass bottles and jars
- Aluminium and steel cans
Keep them loose (no bags), rinse dirty bottles, jars and containers, and lids off (put lids in your general waste bin, or drop off at the Civic Centre for recycling).
Visit the What Goes in Each Bin page for more tips on using your recycling, FOGO and general waste bins.
National Recycling Week Events 2023
|Date & time||Name||Location||Registration |
Monday 13 November
10 – 11am
|Get to know FOGO Library Pop Up||Maylands Library||No registration required - free|
Tuesday 14 November
9.30 – 11.30am
|Cloth Nappy Workshop||Morley Library||Register here - free|
Wednesday 15 November
8.30 – 10.30am
Cleanaway Recycling MRF Tour
Suitable for adults and children 10+
|Cleanaway South Guildford||Register here - free|
Thursday 16 November
10.30 – 11.30am
Rubbish Truck Storytime
Suitable for children 2-5 years
|Morley Library ||Register here - free|
Friday 17 November
9.30 – 11am
EMRC Residents Tour: Canning Vale Centre
Suitable for adults and children 6+
|Canning Vale||Register here - free|
If you have any queries, please contact the City's Waste Education Officers on 9272 0964 or email@example.com.