Why do we use crates to recycle in Armidale?
Crates achieve a very low contamination rate.
Council operates a two component recycling collection service. One crate should be sorted to contain clean paper and cardboard (crate with lid) and another (without lid) to contain cans, glass and plastic bottles and other recyclable containers all rinsed and with lids removed. Additional crates can be purchased by residents as required here.
Facts about Recycling in Armidale
Armidale has an outstanding waste management record. With recently upgraded recycling facilities and a high level of community participation, our recycling figures are exceptional. The Armidale region recycles approx 60% of its waste each year. For more information on the benefits of recycling visit Planet Ark.
Recycle those Plastic Bags!
Along with glass and plastic bottles, aluminium cans, paper, cardboard you can also recycle your plastic bags and any soft plastics you can crumple with your hands in the open crate. Simply place plastic bags into one plastic bag and tie it off before placing in the recycle crate.
Motor Oil Recycling Facilities
Council has used Motor Oil Recycling Facilities at Armidale, Ebor, Wollomombi and Hillgrove Waste Transfer Stations. These units were funded by the "Product Stewardship for Oil Program an Australian Government Incentive". 20 litres of Oil can by deposited free of charge.
Recycling of Fluorescent Tubes and Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL)
Armidale and Guyra Residents now have access to a Fluorescent Tube and Compact Fluorescent Lighting (CFL) Recycling program. Two Council subsidised bins have been placed at Cetnaj and The Big Light Bulb and one at both the Armidale and Guyra Waste Transfer Stations. Residents are encouraged to take their Fluorescent lighting to either of these electrical retailers for environmentally safe disposal.
Recycle your Polystyrene
The Armidale Waste Transfer Station is now accepting polystyrene for FREE! Simply take your Polystyrene to the Armidale Waste Transfer Station on Long Swamp Road. Please don't leave it on your kerbside!
Recycle your Mobile Phone
Leave your old mobile phone at Council's reception area or pick up a free recycling satchel at participating Australia Post outlets.