Recycling advice not reliable
It would appear that local governments and the State Government have their collective heads stuck in a bin over changes to what can be recycled and what can’t be.
Local councils funded by the Better Bins program rolled out a three-bin waste system using a small general waste bin forcing households to divert recyclables and garden waste to the larger recycling bin and garden waste bin.
This relied on China accepting a wide range of recyclables.
This is no longer the case as aerosols and all soft plastics (or scrunchables) are no longer recyclable.
I have been expecting some form of educational program but none has been forthcoming.
In fact my new 2018-19 waste guide still lists items no longer recyclable.
No doubt it’s us householders who will be footing the bill for the recycling collection companies to sort and remove the newly non-recyclables and send them to landfill.