7 Steps to Perfect Household Waste Collection
1 - CANS CAN
TIP: NO ALUMINIUM FOILS AND THINGS MADE FROM FLAT SHEETS OF FOIL, LIKE FOOD TRAYS
2 - PLASTIC
Plastic bottles and plastic bags can be recycled. Look for the symbol on the bottom.
TIP: MOST PLASTIC BOTTLES CAN BE RECYCLED. LIDS OFF AND CLEAN PLEASE. NO POLYSTYRENE, CLING WRAP OR MEAT TRAYS.
3 - PAPER TRAIL
4 - A TOUCH OF GLASS
You can recycle bottles and jars, but be sure to remove the tops and give them a good rinse.
TIP: MAXIMUM 6 DOZEN BOTTLES AND NO WINDOW GLASS
5 - PACKING YOUR BIN FOR THE WIND
Please make sure your recyclables don't get blown around your street.
Put them all into plastic grocery bags, tie them shut and put them in your bin.
TIP: TRY AND PUT LIGHT BITS (LIKE PAPER) AT THE BOTTOM AND HEAVY BITS ON TOP
6 - ONE MORE LOOK
- Used around the house?
The more you can keep out of the landfill, the better off we'll all be.
7 - BAG IT
When you've sorted everything else out, put your residential rubbish into official Opotiki District Council black plastic bags.
TIP: WRAP ANY SHARP OBJECTS SO THEY DON'T INJURE YOUR COLLECTOR