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Recycling from A to Z

AS environmental awareness has risen in recent times, so have the options for recycling.

More of the items we use every day can now be recycled – the only downside is knowing exactly where to put what.

“It is important to recycle properly as incorrect disposal can contaminate the recycling stream and significantly decrease the efficiency of recycling facilities,” City of Hobart waste project officer Brendan Moloney said.

The City of Hobart’s website provides detailed and easy-to-use guidelines to help you improve your waste disposal routine.

Among the guidelines is a new “Reuse, Recycle and Dispose A-Z”, which you can use to find information for nearly 300 products and materials, as well as local options for their reuse, recycling and disposal.

This includes anything from jar lids to bubble wrap to garden rocks, from office furniture to kitty litter to tea bags.

The page also provides a map of McRobies disposal locations, with contact details and opening hours.

From the website, you can also download educational materials and find out more about the City’s disposal facilities – the Resource Work Cooperative Tip Shop, McRobies Gully Waste Management Centre and the Hobart Council Centre recycling unit.

“We hope the information available on our website will be helpful to Hobart residents and further our aim to achieve zero waste to landfill by 2030,” Mr Moloney said.

To view the City of Hobart guidelines, visit hobartcity.com.au/towardszerowaste.

Caption: Photo credit: City of Hobart.

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