Recycling is one of the best things you can do for the environment. While reducing piles of rubbish, you're also protecting natural resources, minimising global warming, saving water and energy and you get the "feel good factor". And what better place to start recycling than at home.

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Recycling: Getting Started

Recycling is an easy way to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill.  Getting started with recycling isn't difficult and can involve the whole family.

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What goes in the commingled yellow bin?

The commingled yellow recycling bin is for the disposal of clean recyclables only

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The Dirty Dozen

WasteNet Southland and Southland disAbility Enterprises have created 12 recycling rules for the Councils yellow bins.

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How Clean does it have to be?

Clean it needs to be really clean.

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Where are recycling trucks going?

We collect about 28-32 trucks of recycling every week in Southland.  We can only recycle if we have enough correct, clean items otherwise we have to send the truck contents to landfill.

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The Truth about Recycling

Even as recycling becomes more mainstream, questions about it still linger.  Is it worth the effort?  Does it actually help the planet?  Is recycling just going into a landfill overseas?  Here are some answers to common myths about recycling.

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