As you may be aware, the contents of your kerbside yellow-lid recycling bin is currently not recycled in Newman. This is because contamination rates are too high for contractors to recover resources effectively and the Shire’s recycling infrastructure that is located at the Newman Refuse Site is not fit for purpose.
The Shire's Waste Services Team are working closely with Cleanaway to implement a number of initiatives to help us get back on the right track, see below our roadmap to recycling!
Once contamination rates are low enough, recyclables will be compacted at the Newman Refuse Site and transported to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to be sorted and recovered for recycling.
When the wrong stuff is put in the recycling bin, it is called contamination.
See the Top 10 Items Contaminating Your Recycling!
The level of contamination in a recycling bin directly affects the recycler’s ability to recover resources effectively. Recyclables with a high level of contamination are not as valuable for sale in secondary markets, resulting in the recyclables being sent to landfill.
THIS IS HOW YOU SIMPLY 5 YOUR RECYCLE BIN!
Download the handy poster 'What Can I Recycle'
The nearest REDcycle collection point is loacted at the Newman Woolworths.