Recycle And Win

Posted on: 20 August 2019

The Australian Government's Green Land Plan is a fantastic initiative which aims to improve Australia's green spaces. Many projects are opened up to members of the public, allowing individuals to assist their local councils in making the local environment cleaner. However, many people have families and full-time jobs which prevents them from volunteering. Fortunately, you can still participate and get involved by encouraging recycling within your own home. It's something the whole family can get involved in and offers everyone the chance to help make Australia a better place to live for people and the local wildlife. 

Clean And Sort

Sorting your rubbish into different recycling bins couldn't be easier, and you'll soon build up good habits that will be hard to deviate from. You'll need four or five bins which can be lined with recycling bags from your local council or recycling centre. These can be placed anywhere where you have space. Ideally, you should have a lid on the bins to discourage flies or pests from trying to climb in, and if you want to eliminate smells completely give your dirty recycling items a quick wash. Things like milk bottles and tins are best recycled when clean. You can get the kids involved as well by getting them to design the outside of the bins with images of the items inside them. Glass, paper, card, tins, plastic and organic waste can all be recycled, and you can check with your local recycling centre to see when they collect the rubbish. 

Organic Is Best

Organic waste is something that can be recycled really easily. This includes things like eggshells and plant matter but excludes meat and things that would encourage flies and maggots. You can purchase a ready-made compost bin from any good garden store and they should come with instructions on how to create the perfect environment for the waste to break down. This happens when the right level of moisture and heat combines with worms which feast on the leftover salad and leaves from the garden. After a set period of time, you should have a great pile of soil that can be used to spread on your rose garden and give your plants the best chance of growing. If you don't use the compost you can even give it to your neighbors and encourage them to go organic as well, minimising the need for plastic covered compost bags. 

Explore recycling options in your area to get started.