How to recycle
Lets all work together to recycle to reduce waste in our environment.
Here are some handy tips for recycling waste:
Things that can be recycled include: newspaper, cardboard, office paper, magazines, junk mail, glass bottles, jars, steel and aluminium cans, aerosols, juice and milk cartons as well as all plastic bottles and containers marked 1,2,3,4,5,6 (no lids).
Do not put plastic bags, film, ceramics, ovenproof glass or general household in your recycling bin.
Make sure all lids are off all containers and drain out any liquids.
Domestic recycling only is allowed in your recycling bin.
Never place the following in your recycling bin:
- Car motors or parts
- Hot ashes
- Oil or liquid waste
- Large tree branches
Recycle Your Old Toothbrush
An oral care waste recycling program, TerraCycle Colgate Oral Care Brigade is available at Parkes Library. All sorts of oral care products can be recycled, including old toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush packaging and floss containers. The items are shredded and melted into hard plastic that is remoulded into useful new products. Parkes Library is open 9am - 5pm Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 10am - 7pm Tuesday and Thursday, 9am - 1pm on Saturday.
For more information about Council's recycling services and initiatives, visit the Recycling Services Page.