Follow the yellow bin road
What you need to know about the City of Stirling's changes to its yellow-lid recycling bins.
RESIDENTS can no longer place soft plastics, aerosol cans and polystyrene in City of Stirling yellow-lid recycling bins.
The City contractor’s material recovery facility has made the changes to reduce contamination after China’s decision to restrict imports of contaminated recyclable materials.
The items will need to be recycled separately or placed in a red top general waste bin.
Stirling Mayor Mark Irwin said the City was working with its waste contractor Suez to let the community know.
“Unfortunately the fluctuating global waste market continues to have an impact on the companies that collect and sort waste across all local governments,” he said.
“While the City is disappointed with this turn of events, we are committed to responsible recycling and will be working with our contractor to explore any alternative options.
“Luckily our community is really proactive when it comes to recycling and I know that they will do what they can to continue to recycle these products.”
Soft plastics, such as cling film, bread bags and anything ‘scrunchable’, can be recycled through ‘Red cycle’ bins available at supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths.