08 October 2019
You contaminate it then you pay
Technology has improved so much that recyclables can be scanned as they go in the truck. The load can the be rejected and it will be possible for offenders to be sent warning noticed and/or fined. As most of you are aware China refused to take our recyclables as they were too often contaminated with material that should have gone in either the rubbish or green bin. Some councils are experiencing a contamination rate as high as 26%. As Council looks at a new waste contract we must also look at innovative ways to continue to reduce waste, and to recycle well what can be reused. We must also consider emptying the blue bin less often.