What can I separate?
Most waste can be separated for recycling. Here’s a list of the main things you can segregate.
Glass – wash bottles and jars so they don´t contain food waste. These are melted down and used for other glass products, so their life can go on and on.
Paper and cardboard – flatten this before separating so it takes up less space.
Kitchen waste – keep a small container on your countertop to dispose of food waste. You could either try your hand at making your own compost using your garden waste too.
Plastic – flatten bottles and plastic containers so it can be reused.
Aluminum – wash food and drink cans.
Hazardous materials – never put products containing chemicals, such as batteries or old paint cans into the general rubbish. This can cause contamination of the land. These should be disposed of correctly.
Clothing – a great way to get rid of old clothes you no longer wear. Many towns have recycled clothing collection points.