Recycle right Sunshine Coast

Find out how to recycle right in the kitchen, after a party and with your pets on the Sunshine Coast.

In the kitchen

In this video, you’ll learn:

  • Should you rinse your recycling?
  • How to recycle meat trays
  • What to do with soft plastics you can scrunch up with your hand?
  • What to do with foil?
  • Can you recycle aerosol cans?
  • What the numbers in the triangle mean?
  • What’s a tear test - learn how to know if paper or cardboard is okay to recycle
  • Is baking paper recyclable?
  • What to do with an old pot?
  • Can I flatten my recycling down?
  • Can I recycle an old coffee cup or drinking glasses?

 Plus heaps more….

Follow these five simple tips to help you recycle right on the Sunshine Coast:

  • Keep it clean – empty of food, drink and other contents
  • Keep it simple – bottles and containers only when it comes to plastics
  • Keep it safe for our workers and people sorting your recycling
  • Size does matter
  • Rethink and avoid.

After a party

Birthdays, Christmas, housewarming – we love a good party on the Sunshine Coast. BUT parties usually create waste. In this video, Sandie takes you through how to recycle right after a kid’s birthday party.

 In this video, you’ll learn:

  • Are balloons biodegradable?
  • Can I recycle cupcake wrappers?
  • What to do with plastic biscuit trays, cups…
  • What to do with soft plastic rubbish…
  • What the numbers in the triangle mean?
  • How do I know if
  • What to do with toy packaging?
  • Can I recycle wrapping paper?
  • Do I need to remove sticky tape to recycle wrapping papers?
  • Can I recycle tetra packs?
  • Plastics spoon?
 Plus lots more….

 Don’t forget the five simple tips to help you recycle right on the Sunshine Coast:

  • Keep it clean – empty of food, drink and other contents
  • Keep it simple – bottles and containers only when it comes to plastics
  • Keep it safe for our workers and people sorting your recycling
  • Size does matter – nothing smaller than the size of a yogurt pot in
  • Rethink and avoid.

With your pets

We LOVE our animals on the Sunshine Coast – here Sandie shows us how to recycle the waste from pet food and other items you use to care for your dogs, cats, birds and fish!

 In this video, you’ll learn:

  • Do I need to rise my cans of dog food?
  • What pet food containers can I recycle?
  • What  to do with your kitty litter
Plus lots more….

Don’t forget the five simple tips to help you recycle right on the Sunshine Coast:

  • Keep it clean – empty of food, drink and other contents
  • Keep it simple – bottles and containers only when it comes to plastics
  • Keep it safe for our workers and people sorting your recycling
  • Size does matter – nothing smaller than the size of a yogurt pot in
  • Rethink and avoid.
For more information on these topics please go to:

Free disposal items at Sunshine Coast Council Resource Recovery Centres https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Waste-and-Recycling/Rubbish-Tip-Locations-and-Fees/Free-Disposal-Items

What to recycle at Sunshine Coast Council Resource Recovery Centres https://www.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au/Living-and-Community/Waste-and-Recycling/Recycling-and-Waste-Disposal

What to REDcycle https://www.redcycle.net.au/what-to-redcycle/

Where to REDcycle https://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle/

Officeworks pen recycling https://www.officeworks.com.au/information/about-us/sustainability/environment/recycling

Oral Care Recycling Program https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU/brigades/oral-care-brigade-au

Electric toothbrush recycling https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU/brigades/colgateelectric-au

Head to LIVING SMART to find how to rethink and avoid waste in the first place:https://www.livingsmartqld.com.au/articles/

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