The Dirty Dozen: 12 Recycling Rules for Your Yellow Bin

To coincide with establishment of our Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) we developed a colourful education campaign to teach people how to recycle right at home. We called this The Dirty Dozen – 12 Recycling Rules for your Yellow Bin.

The Dirty Dozen aims to explain some of the new recycling programs that came into effect when the MRF was constructed and debunk any myths about what you can and cannot recycle. We often get asked questions like “Do I leave the lids on my jars?” or “Do I need to wash my takeaway containers?” The Dirty Dozen is designed to give you an easy visual guide to answer these tricky recycling questions.

We encourage everyone to learn these rules and help us keep our recycling stream free of waste. Many of the rules actually make life easier, and you'll find that you can now recycle many household products that would have previously gone in your waste bin and then into landfill.

Changing your recycling habits is easy... take some time to learn the rules and before you know it they will be second nature.

You can download a poster of The Dirty Dozen – 12 Recycling Rules for your Yellow Bin or for even more detailed information on all our recycling activities, read our comprehensive booklet The Recycling Revolution: A Guide to Recycling Right.