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Recycling just 1 tonne of paper and cardboard saves 30,000 litres of water!

In the Rockhampton Region we recycle nearly 4,000 tonnes of paper and cardboard each year.  That saves enough water to fill 48 Olympic sized swimming pools!

Sort it!

Sorting your paper and cardboard materials is simple, once you know what you can put in your yellow lid recycling bin.  Some of these include:

  • Cardboard (all expect waxed)
  • Junk mail
  • Magazines
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Phone Books
  • Toilet paper rolls
  • Wrapping paper

Clean it!

Cleaning your paper and cardboard materials is just a matter of seeing if they are contaminated (have food or oil attached) or not.  If your paper and cardboard materials are contaminated then they cannot be recycled as the contaminants seep into them and make them unable to be made into new products.  This means that even though pizza boxes are made from cardboard (which is recyclable) the part that has food and grease on it cannot be recycled.

Crush it!

Save space in your yellow lid recycling bin by crushing away empty space.  Flatten all cardboard boxes and squash down all paper items to give you all that extra space for other recyclables.

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