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National Recycling Week, 13 - 19 November, is reminding Australians this year that What Goes Around Comes Around. Our resources are FREE to use and designed to help you learn how to recycle right, reduce waste and contamination, and engage with positive sustainable actions at home, work, and in your community.

Councils, schools and community groups can add their logos to our assets for free. If you're a business, please contact us for permission to use your logo on these assets or to use the National Recycling Week logo on your own.

Please feel free to contact us with resource suggestions.


The below social media graphics have been created to support our posters and reinforce the correct behaviour for recycling at home. Please add your own caption copy and links to tailor the messaging to your councils services and community messaging.

Recycling Guide

National Recycling Week 2023 - Schools

National Recycling Week 2023 - Council

Recycling Signage


We have created a range of mix & match posters to encourage getting the right thing in the right bin! The posters can be used by councils, school, workplaces and not for profit organisations for free. Download and print the posters, placing them above or on the bins.

Recycling & waste posters

Co-mingled recycling

Co-mingled no cartons
Co-mingled with cartons
Keep it loose

Glass containers

Glass bottles & jars

Plastic containers

Plastic containers
Plastic bottles and containers lids on

Metal containers

Metal containers with aerosols
Metal containers no aerosols

Paper & cardboard

Paper & cardboard no cartons
Paper & cardboard with cartons
Office paper

Green waste & compost

All food scraps
Fruit & veg scraps
Compost all food scraps
Compost fruit and veg scraps
Compost green waste plus fruit and veg
Green waste only


General waste
Container deposit recycling

Special Items - A4

Computers Poster A4
Batteries guide A4
Guide-mobile phones poster A4
guide- coffee capsules poster A4
guide- cartridges A4

Special Items - small

Guide- computers and accessories poster
Batteries guide small
guide- mobiles poster- small
guide- coffee capsules- small
guide- cartridges- small

Special collection systems

Special items (A4)

Special items (small)

BehaviourWorks Australia ran a series of trials with local councils and support from Planet Ark to explore what behaviour change messaging can successfully help Australians improve their recycling practices. It was the largest program of coordinated waste behaviour change trials ever in Australia. For more information on the program read the Summary Report or go to BehaviourWorks Australia's Kerbside Contamination Research page.

It would be appreciated if you could email to confirm use of these resources and help Planet Ark to keep a record of usage.

Evidence Based Resources

Soft plastics and bagged materials

These resources were trialled in houses (single unit dwellings) and were effective:


Bin tags


Soft plastics and bagged materials

These resources were trialled in apartment bin bays which may be effective, but more research is needed:


Bin stickers

Wall sign


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