Paper & Cardboard
Green Industries SA offer a handy 'which bin?' search engine. Visit the Which Bin website.
Together we can make a significant difference in helping the environment and reducing the amount of waste we send to landfill, as well as reducing the amount of resources we need by recycling correctly. Recycling uses significantly less resources than using new materials.
This A–Z list is your detailed guide for reuse, recycling, and safe disposal options for a wide variety of everyday products and household items.
Green Industries SA also offer handy and simple tips to help you get the most out of your recycling efforts, including a 'which bin?' search engine. Visit the Which Bin website.
All of Mount Gambier’s kerbside recycling goes to the Green Triangle Recyclers facility in Mount Gambier where it is sorted into different categories – paper, cardboard, metal, glass, PET plastic (#1), HDPE plastic (#2) etc. The materials are baled and then sent to other facilities to be turned into new products. The recycling industry is an open market, where recycling processors sell their material where they can get the highest price. Here are some examples of what happens to Mount Gambier’s recycling:
• Cardboard and mixed paper are sent to facilities in Victoria and New South Wales where they are turned into new recycled paper products.
• Newspaper is sent to Adelaide where it’s turned into kitty litter.
• PET plastic (#1) is sent to Sydney where it’s turned into plastic bottles.
• HDPE plastic (#2) is sent to Moama NSW where it’s turned into drainage pipes.
Only contamination from recycling bins is sent to landfill. This highlights the importance of making sure you don’t contaminate your recycling bin. For further information view these videos.
Download the My Local Services app on your smartphone for up-to-date information and events. You can see when Council payments are due, set bin reminders, and get handy recycling tips.
Implementation of the My Local Services App is part of the City of Mount Gambier improving its customer service delivery on a mobile platform.
The FREE app can be downloaded on iPhone and Android. Search "My Local Services" in the App Store or the Play Store, or click your platform below:
Download on the Apple app store here
Download on Google Play here