Managing waste for public places and events

Better Practice Guide for Public Place Recycling

A recycling system that works well is a positive reflection of an organisation's commitment to the community it serves, as well as to sustainability and resource recovery.

The Better Practice Guide for Public Place Recycling (PDF 1.3MB) offers advice for council staff and businesses about how to set up standard recycling systems in public places, such as parks, shopping centres, footpaths, bus stops, etc. Following the standards can make it easier for people to use your recycling system. The guide covers measurable and realistic goals concerning bin size, shape and location, litter, visibility, accessibility (for both use and collection), OH&S issues, implementation, signage, education, data collection and promotion.

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