We can all recycle right! Every piece of paper, can, cardboard box, plastic container and glass bottle we put in our yellow lid wheelie bin makes a difference. 

But remember; No lids, No food scraps or liquids, No plastic bags

Check out our Thank you for Recycling Right guide and recycle the following items in your yellow lid wheelie bin:

Recycling Tick Paper and cardboard

Recycling Tick Glass bottles and jars

Recycling Tick Aluminium cans

Recycling Tick Steel cans

Recycling Tick Plastic containers  - Check the container for a symbol that looks like this: Recycling symbols 1 to 7

Styrofoam is the exception, even though it has a recycling symbol on it, our Material Recovery Facility can not recycle Styrofoam.

Where does your recycling go?

The recycling truck empties your yellow lid wheelie bin each fortnight and takes your recyclables to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) located right here in Parkhurst, Rockhampton.  Check out the video below to find out how your recyclables are sorted out at the MRF.

Primary & Highschool Guest Speaker/ Site Visit opportunity

To learn about local waste management, primary and high school teachers within the Rockhampton Region can request a classroom or site visit - please provide us with your curriculum topic or assessment questions beforehand. The Education Officer will talk to students about waste types and what goes in which bin, how the kerbside wheelie bin collection service works and what waste management facilities are available throughout the region. Recyclables are a key message, with the above video used to explain how they are sorted and why we need to improve their quality through reducing contamination. 

Site tours are available of the Lakes Creek Road Waste Management Facility, which includes a visit to the Trendy Trash store and use of the Education Centre on site. Transport to and from the facility is arranged by the school - please advise your bus company of your intention of a site tour on dirt roads.

To request a visit or speaker, go to the Customer Forms page and fill in the Waste and Recycling Education Presentation Request Form.

Please note all bookings are subject to changes in weather, availability of staff and on site operations.

Follow the adventures of the Recycling Heroes below and how they recycle right to wipe out contamination!