Changes un­der uni­form re­cy­cling rules

Southern Telegraph - - News -

New re­cy­cling rules have been adopted by City of Rock­ing­ham af­ter Perth’s three ma­te­rial re­cov­ery fa­cil­i­ties de­vel­oped a uni­form set of re­cy­cling rules for the met­ro­pol­i­tan area.

Res­i­dents will no­tice only a few changes, with poly­styrene, aerosol cans and soft plas­tics no longer able to be re­cy­cled in the yel­low-lid re­cy­cling bin.

Ul­tra-high tem­per­a­ture plas­tics such as sil­ver-lined milk or juice car­tons are now also re­quired to be placed in the redlid waste bin.

The changes come af­ter a move by China to ban im­ports on cer­tain types of re­cy­clable waste, which has im­pacted on South­East Asian re­cy­cling mar­kets as well as Aus­tralia.

Mayor Barry Sam­mels said the changes from the ma­te­rial re­cov­ery fa­cil­i­ties would im­prove the qual­ity of re­cy­clables.

“Due to the changes in the world’s re­cy­cling mar­kets, one set of rules has been es­tab­lished for the Perth met­ro­pol­i­tan area,” Mr Sam­mels said. “No mat­ter where you live, items ac­cepted in the re­cy­cling bin will be the same.

“These changes will help avoid con­fu­sion for res­i­dents.”

Aerosols are a fire risk and can in­stead be taken to Mil­lar Road

Land­fill Fa­cil­ity (free), while poly­styrene such as black foam meat trays and soft plas­tics like frozen vegetable pack­ets need to

be placed in the red-lid waste bin.

How­ever, white foam poly­styrene can be re­cy­cled free at Mil­lar Road Land­fill.

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