Planet Ark Recycling Near You - Kerbside Recycling Services in the Ballina Shire Council area

Kerbside

Kerbside Recycling Services in the Ballina Shire Council area

Below are the kerbside recycling services provided by your local Council.

Kerbside Service

Co-mingled recycling|240L|Yellow

Fortnightly

All Residential Properties

Additional Info

(calendars downloadable on our website) Urban – weekly organics, alternating weeks for recycling and landfill (ie fortnightly) Rural – weekly landfill, fortnightly recycling.


Accepted Materials

Glass Bottles and Jars

Aluminium Cans

Aluminium Foil

Newspapers

Magazines

Office Paper

Envelopes Without a Window

Envelopes With a Window

Phone Books

Pizza Boxes (clean)

Egg Cartons

Cardboard

Steel Food Cans

Steel Paint Cans (empty)

Steel Aerosol Cans (empty)

Aluminium Aerosol Cans (empty)

Milk cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Milk cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Juice cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Juice cartons (long-life, with foil lining)


Recycling Tips

Recycling Mythbusters Let’s bust those common recycling myths once and for all and make sure EVERYONE knows how easy it is to recycle these days: MYTH 1 Recycling wastes water because I have to wash and rinse out all my containers before recycling them. BUSTED There is no need to wash out your containers or bottles. Just get rid of any leftover food/drink (compost or green bin it preferably) and place loose in your recycling bin. If you want to be a water-saver, recycling is a major way of doing so. For example, making paper from recycled fibre uses half the energy and 90% less water than manufacturing paper from virgin pulp. Click here for Recycled Paper Facts MYTH 2 Lids and labels are way too much work for me to remove BUSTED There is no need to remove lids or labels anymore. New recycling technology means that these will be removed in the recycling process. So now it’s super easy to be a super recycler. MYTH 3 All of our recycling goes to landfill anyway, I saw it on the TV…. BUSTED NO WAY! It costs Council more money to bury waste than to recycle it so it just would not make any financial sense to do that in our region. There may have been instances in the past where a waste contractor illegally dumped recycling, but with new state government legislation in place those instances are a thing of the past.

Replacement Recycling Container

If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Customer Services on 02 6686 1287.

Kerbside Service

General Waste|240L|Red

Fortnightly

All Residential Properties

Additional Info

Urban areas - Fortnightly collection Rural areas - Weekly collection (calendars downloadable on our website)


Accepted Materials

Recycling Tips

Recycling Mythbusters Let’s bust those common recycling myths once and for all and make sure EVERYONE knows how easy it is to recycle these days: MYTH 1 Recycling wastes water because I have to wash and rinse out all my containers before recycling them. BUSTED There is no need to wash out your containers or bottles. Just get rid of any leftover food/drink (compost or green bin it preferably) and place loose in your recycling bin. If you want to be a water-saver, recycling is a major way of doing so. For example, making paper from recycled fibre uses half the energy and 90% less water than manufacturing paper from virgin pulp. Click here for Recycled Paper Facts MYTH 2 Lids and labels are way too much work for me to remove BUSTED There is no need to remove lids or labels anymore. New recycling technology means that these will be removed in the recycling process. So now it’s super easy to be a super recycler. MYTH 3 All of our recycling goes to landfill anyway, I saw it on the TV…. BUSTED NO WAY! It costs Council more money to bury waste than to recycle it so it just would not make any financial sense to do that in our region. There may have been instances in the past where a waste contractor illegally dumped recycling, but with new state government legislation in place those instances are a thing of the past.

Replacement Recycling Container

If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Customer Services on 02 6686 1287.

Kerbside Service

Food Organics & Garden Organics (FOGO)|240L|Lime Green

Weekly

All Residential Properties

Additional Info

Urban areas – weekly collection (calendars downloadable on our website) Store food waste in freezer until the night before pick up Wrap food waste in newspaper Line the bottom of your 240L bin with newspaper to prevent food and garden waste sticking to the bin Keep bin in a shady and well ventilated area – especially over summer Try layering your food waste then garden waste in your bin For more information download our food scraps bin liner factsheet


Accepted Materials

Grass Clippings

Small Branches

Twigs

Garden Prunings

Weeds

Flowers

Fruit Scraps

Vegetable Scraps

All Food Scraps (including meat)

Paper and Cardboard

Untreated Timber

Small Timber Offcuts


Recycling Tips

Recycling Mythbusters Let’s bust those common recycling myths once and for all and make sure EVERYONE knows how easy it is to recycle these days: MYTH 1 Recycling wastes water because I have to wash and rinse out all my containers before recycling them. BUSTED There is no need to wash out your containers or bottles. Just get rid of any leftover food/drink (compost or green bin it preferably) and place loose in your recycling bin. If you want to be a water-saver, recycling is a major way of doing so. For example, making paper from recycled fibre uses half the energy and 90% less water than manufacturing paper from virgin pulp. Click here for Recycled Paper Facts MYTH 2 Lids and labels are way too much work for me to remove BUSTED There is no need to remove lids or labels anymore. New recycling technology means that these will be removed in the recycling process. So now it’s super easy to be a super recycler. MYTH 3 All of our recycling goes to landfill anyway, I saw it on the TV…. BUSTED NO WAY! It costs Council more money to bury waste than to recycle it so it just would not make any financial sense to do that in our region. There may have been instances in the past where a waste contractor illegally dumped recycling, but with new state government legislation in place those instances are a thing of the past.

Replacement Recycling Container

If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Customer Services on 02 6686 1287.