What happens with my recycling after it is collected?

Your yellow recycling bin is taken to our material recovery facility at the Tuncurry Waste Management Centre. Here the material is separated and sold as recycling product to the following companies:

  • Steel and aluminium - Onesteel and Sims Metal
  • Plastics - Australian Circular Polymers
  • Paper and cardboard - Opal & Visy Recycling
  • Glass - processed locally into five grades for commercial applications such as pool filter medium, termite barrier, sand blasting and binding agent.

Recyclable waste from other waste facilities also here for processing.

Did you know ... around 10% of items placed in yellow bins for recycling aren't recyclable? Sometimes items incorrectly placed in the yellow bin end up contaminating the whole load, meaning everything is sent to landfill and your recycling efforts are wasted. Learn how to better sort your recycling waste here.