Starting: 11 September 2017
Location: Circular Head, Waratah-Wynyard, Burnie City, Central Coast, Devonport City, Latrobe and Kentish Council areas.

Kerbside Recycling Bin Assessments are coordinated by the Cradle Coast Waste Management Group and take place a couple of times a year in North West Tasmania.

The assessments help tell us whether landfill diversion education campaigns are working and where we might need to focus more attention.

The assessments are also a great opportunity for you to receive advice on some of the more confusing aspects of recycling such as whether foam meat trays can or can’t be recycled (tip: they can’t be recycled via your kerbside bin, even if they feature the plastics identification code triangle).

If your kerbside recycling bin is randomly selected for assessment, the assessor will check the contents of your bin before it gets collected by the truck.

They’re looking for non-recyclable materials, known as contaminants.

The most common contaminants found in kerbside recycling bins are:
Soft plastics, foil food bags, foam meat trays, polystyrene, metal objects and electrical items.

Bins included in the assessment will each receive a sticker, advising of the assessment results and some friendly do’s and don’ts relevant to your kerbside recycling bin contents.

Thank you for being such a Good SORT!

Comparing the results of the last two assessments, we’ve found big reductions in the occurrence of these contaminants:

  • Recycling in boxes (down 64%)
  • Recycling in bags (down 44%)
  • Tissues/tissue paper (down 57%)
  • Soft plastic (down 14%)…. Well done everyone!

Want to brush up your recycling skills so you’re ready for the next assessment?

Click the links below for more information:

Recycling Assessments Info Brochure