What happens to your recycling
Scenic Rim Regional Council aims to manage waste efficiently, cost effectively and in an environmentally responsible manner.
When your recycling bin is collected, the recyclables are transported to a materials recovery facility, where they are sorted into the different material types using machines and manual sorting. Each material type is then baled and sent to a reprocessing plant to be recycled into new products. These new products are sent to supermarkets or elsewhere for purchase.
What does your recycling become?
|Paper/Cardboard||► New cardboard/paper, newspaper, toilet paper, paper bags|
|Glass||► New bottles & containers, road base|
|Steel||► New cans, washing machines, car parts, fridges|
|Aluminium||► New cans, aircraft skins, aluminium sheeting, house frames|
|Plastic||► New bottles and containers, wheelie bins, clothing, compost bins|
More recycling options
There are many alternatives to landfill, so before throwing something away in general waste, consider all options.