Recycling is the process of converting waste materials into new materials and objects. It is an alternative to “conventional” waste disposal that can save material and help lower greenhouse gas emissions. Recycling can prevent the waste of potentially useful materials and reduce the consumption of fresh raw materials, thereby reducing: energy usage, air pollution (from incineration), and water pollution (from landfilling).
Recycling is a key component of modern waste reduction and is the third component of the “Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle” waste hierarchy.
If you live in Griffith, Leeton, Narrandera, Darlington Point or Coleambally you are provided with a fortnightly kerbside collection of your recyclable material. This material is taken to Kurrajong recyclers for sorting. Please remember to keep thin plastic bags out of this recycling bin and please don’t put your recyclables in plastic bags. If you do unfortunately it will all have to go to landfill as there is not enough time on the conveyer belt to undo the bags and remove the material.
Other towns and villages may have recycling drop off points so please contact your council for more details. Click here