WHICH BIN TIPS
The recycle bin is not where hoses,
strapping, rope or wire go!
These items become entangled with recyclable materials and recycling machinery, causing contamination and increasing the risk of mechanical breakdown. Once entangled, it is difficult to separate the materials for recycling so these materials end up going to waste.
Garden hoses, string, strapping, rope, wire as well as plastic bags and textiles wrap around machinery at the materials recovery facility (MRF) causing it to break-down.
The machines regularly need to be stopped and cleared of the materials wrapped around them. During this time, materials cannot be processed for recycling which wastes time and money.
If these items cannot be reused or repaired, please place them in your waste bin (red/blue lid)