There are many options to resource recover and divert waste in our region. Do you know where?
Does my recycling collected actually get recycled?
YES!! The recyclables collected in all areas across our region are being transported and processed at the Materials Recovery Facility in Hume, ACT and NOT going to landfill!
In fact – around 90% of uncontaminated recyclables collected and sorted through the facility in Hume are reprocessed here in Australia.
Recycling may be sent to landfill if it is too heavily contaminated. It is harder to sell on domestic and international markets, may contribute to stockpiling on site and can create serious safety issues for staff. So keep it simple, keep it clean and keep it coming 'round.
Check out Snowy Monaro Regional Council's brochure Waste Less Recycle More for more information on the do's and don'ts.