A message from the Green Thumbs, Drysdale Primary School’s Student Sustainability and Environment Team.
The Green Thumbs have been super impressed at how committed our students have been toward participating in the recycling programs happening at our school. Many students have even asked about what they can do at home to help support the environment. Here are some tips:
- Know what you can recycle
Your kerbside recycling bin can accept paper, cardboard and packaging containers made from plastic, liquid paper board (eg. cartons), glass, steel and aluminium.
- Check for recycling in every room
Many items in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, lounge and study can go in your recycling bin.
- Make sure items are empty
Items don’t need to be sparkling clean, just empty. Remove solid food scraps like pizza and left overs.
- Keep recycling out of plastic bags
Remember, if you put your recycling in plastic bags, it may end up in landfill because it can’t be sorted or recycle.
- Make recycling easy
Place separate rubbish and recycling bins in each room of your house as it helps make recycling easy. If you don’t have enough room for two bins, why not try a small box or container under the bench or in a cupboard to collect recycling.
- Keep these items out of your recycling bin
- Garden waste
- General household waste including items such as nappies.
- Food waste – if you have space at home, you can compost your food waste.
- Household chemicals
- Electronics (computers, TVs, mobile phones) – find out about eWaste recycling programs.
- Timber, concrete, bricks and rubble
- Household goods and furniture.
- Polysturene packaging
- Ceramic and glass waste