Bins and Collection

WHY WASTE IT? WE ARE STILL RECYCLING IT!

You may have seen a range of articles concerning the China Sword Waste Policy and the impact it is having on the global recycling market in the media recently. Many of our residents are still wondering whether it is still worth recycling. The answer is YES!

It is important to know that recycling is still environmentally beneficial and Renmark Paringa Council is committed to investigating solutions by working with Cleanaway, the waste industry and State/Federal governments towards ensuring sustainable, financial viable long term outcomes.

Recycling is important and is a vital part of our continued existence on a planet with an increasing population and finite resources. Recycling also ensure that recyclates are at their highest and best use for as long as possible and this is essential to ensure Australia’s long-term sustainability and reduces reliance on the use of raw materials.

You play a very important role by placing the right materials in the right bin and keeping items that can’t be recycled out. Please continue to recycle through your yellow-lidded recycling bin:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Aluminium
  • Plastic (rigid)
  • Steel/tin
  • Glass

You will be playing your part to improve the quality of recycled materials. It is also very important that we refocus our efforts in avoiding, reducing, and re-using waste in the first place, to lessen our reliance on recycling.

Please do not place in your recycling bin:

  • Plastic bags/recycling in bags
  • Electronic waste
  • Food
  • Nappies
  • Liquids
  • Garden (organic) material
  • Clothing/ fabric
  • General waste
  • Polystyrene/foam
  • Bricks and building materials
  • Shredded paper
  • Wire, strapping and hoses

If recycling materials are too contaminated it may be too difficult to sort and end up being wasted in landfill. The cost for doing so is ultimately passed onto our residents through rates.

As a resident of the Renmark Paringa Council, you can access a wide range of services for reusing, recycling or disposing of unwanted household items and materials.

Here you will find details on:

  • Bin collection days
  • The three bin system (yellow, green and red)
  • How to replace a missing bin
  • Missed collections and damaged bins.

When is my bin collection day?

You can download a copy of our Waste Collection Calendar to determine your collection day, Waste Collection Calendar 2018

Copies are distributed to residents each year with the first quarter rates.

Bin pickups over Christmas and New Year will be collected one day later.

Three Bin System

The three bin system, allows for residents to use a weekly general waste collection (red)and fortnightly recycling (yellow)and green waste collections (green)(alternating weeks for recycling and green waste).

What can I put in each bin?

Kerbside Recycling Guide or download the Recycle Smart App today

Yellow lid

Items that can go in the recycling yellow lid bin include;

Paper and cardboard products, tins, cans, glass bottles and jars and hard plastics.

Green lid

Anything that grows can go in the green bin including organic matter such as grass clippings, flowers and plants.

Red lid
There are very few items that now need to go in the general waste (rubbish) red lid bin; disposable nappies, sanitary items, soft plastics (such as plastic bags, film and wrappers), polystyrene, broken crockery and broken glass.

 

Remember to bring in your bin within 24 hours of it being emptied.

How do I replace a missing bin?

Download the Replacement Bin form to apply for a new bin. Once the form has been received, approved and paid for, bins will be replaced on the following Thursday.

 

Missed bin collection and damaged bins

If your bin was not emptied please contact the Riverland Resource Recovery Facility, Ph 8582 2601

If your bin is damaged and in need of repair or replacement please contact the Council Office, Ph 8580 3000.

 

 

 

 

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