Recycling Near You - Forbes Shire Council

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Forbes Shire Council

Each link below will provide you with recycling information for the Forbes Shire Council area. Using any of these services can help reduce the amount of waste going to landfill and ensure you place the right thing in the right bin.

FACILITIES & SERVICES

Electronic Items
May include computers, televisions and more.
Large Recyclable Items
May include white goods, scrap metals, concrete, bricks etc.
Containers and/or Packaging
Items may include paper and cardboard, aluminium and steel cans, glass bo ttles, plastic containers etc.
Hazardous Materials
Items may include gas bo ttles, paints, tyres, vehicle and appliance batteries, contaminated fuels etc.
Council Clean Up/Hard Rubbish Collection
Details of the collection of whitegoods and other hard rubbish objects.
Worm Farms and Compost Bins
Learn how to turn your food and scraps into great compost.
Empty/Chemical Drums
Details of how to correctly dispose your unwanted chemical drums.

Events & Notices

Household Composting

Composting is nature's way of recycling. Composting can reduce your household waste by 50% and is the best natural fertiliser to use in your garden. To start composting, select and set up a compost system which suits you. You can buy compost bins and tumblers. You can make or buy bays or just use a heaped system. How to start a compost system Collect food and garden waste and start by adding a 10-20 cm layer of sticks and twigs to the bottom of the compost. Mix one bucket of green (nitrogen rich) and two buckets of brown (carbon rich) material in thin layers into the compost system. Shred or chop large bulky items before placing in the compost system. It's a good idea to add a thin layer of soil between layers to promote compost creatures. Keep compost moist by adding water occasionally. Turn compost regularly to let air in. Compost will take 6-12 weeks depending on your system. Your compost is ready when it is a rich earthy colour like soil. What to put in your compost Nitrogen rich material such as most food scraps, lawn clippings, green garden waste, egg shells and manure. Carbon rich material such as dry leaves, garden wastes, dry grass clippings, paper, cardboard and ash. Don't put bones, meat, fish, fat and dairy products in your compost. These things will go rancid and possibly attract vermin. Contact Details * Environmental Services Department * forbes@forbes.nsw.gov.au

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