Are tissues and paper towel recyclable?

    Although some of the fibres in tissues and paper towel are in fact recyclable, you should not place them in either of your recycling bins. These should be disposed of in your regular garbage (red lid) bins.

    Do I have to remove staples from paper before recycling?

    No, there's no need to remove the staples.

    How can I recycle plastic bags?

    Plastic bags cannot be recycled in either your blue or yellow recycling bins. In fact, plastic bags can jam and shut down machinery at the recycling facility.

    Instead, you should always place your plastic bags in the recycling bins at participating supermarkets.

    Is Styrofoam recyclable?

    No. Although Styrofoam has a recycling symbol, it can't be processed at our recycling facility.

    Is plastic wrap recyclable?

    No, you should not place plastic wrap in your recycling bins. This should be disposed of in your regular garbage (red lid) bins.

    The biggest contaminant in a recent recycling audit in the Waverley area was actually the plastic wrap around the Wentworth Courier.

    Should I remove plastic windows from envelopes before recycling?

    No, you don't need to remove windows from envelopes before placing them in your paper and cardboard recycling (blue lid) bin.

    Can I put food scraps in my garden waste recycling (green lid) bin?

    No, you should not put any food waste in your garden waste recycling (green lid) bin. Food scraps can be composted or put in wormfarms. To learn all you need to know about composting and wormfarming at home, as well as how you can get a free compost bin or wormfarm delivered, please visit