We have bins in place to recycle everything imaginable, but ultimately our goal is to be less wasteful.
Plastic production requires an enormous amount of energy and resources as well as many production process environmental issues. Production processes are not sustainable.
Recycling plastic is not efficient (less than 12% of plastic is recycled).
Plastic in our environment produces Microplastics and these are dangerous to our natural world.
Love this short animation called
Very informative and revealing. Just the facts.
Less is Best, but if you do have it, Recycle It!
Soft Plastics Recycling
If you're not involved in Curby it's ok! You can still recycle all these items!
You've probably heard about Curby.
Central Coast residents are taking their recycling to the next level and are participating in a new soft plastics recycling by Central Coast Council in partnership with recycler iQ Renew, and their partner Nestlé.
This initiative reduces the amount of soft plastics going to landfill and its impact on the environment by enabling residents to recycle soft plastics using their yellow recycling bins.
Participants are provided with Curby bags and tags to collect their soft plastics. The tagged bags are placed in their yellow bin, the soft plastics will be separated and diverted from landfill and used to create other products.
Register your interest here with Curby the Bilby
If you are not involved in Curby, you can still make sure your soft plastics don't go to landfill! Take your soft plastics to Coles and Woolworths stores all over the Central Coast. Look for the Redcycle collection point at the front of the store.
Every little bit counts! You'll be amazed how little rubbish you have going to landfill when you sort out the soft plastics!
no longer available
redcycle is not longer available but
Dish soap with zero plastic!
This little cutie is actually recommended for more than just dish soap. We did a lot of price checking and comparing and this one came out ahead for cost, natural ingredients and no plastic.
Beeswax wraps are not only great for lunchboxes but can replace Glad Wrap in the kitchen!
Beeswax wraps instead of ziplock bags
Benefits of Beeswax
-antimicrobial (keeps bacterial away!)
-stays fresher, longer (breathes)
Going totally plastic free can be daunting, so Cleanaway created a 31 Day Plastic Free Challenge to get you started.
Aluminium is !00% recyclable!
Recycle each part of your Easter packaging using the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL), and remember to check it before you chuck it every time you are at the bin:
- Easter egg foil
collect, scrunch into a golf ball sized-ball and recycle in your kerbside bin
-Soft Plastic (easter egg packaging, hot cross buns bangs
Collect and put it in Curby! If you haven't got the Curby service sign up now!