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Waste and Recycling

Waste and Recycling

What Happens to my Recycling?

Your bin with the yellow lid (recycling items) is picked up by the recycling collection contractors, who transport the materials to the Polytrade Recycling Materials Recovery Facility (MRF), in Dandenong South.

Materials are first sorted by hand to remove the non-recyclables (these are called contamination) which are sent to landfill. This is one reason why it’s important not to place broken glass, syringes or other contaminants into the recycling bin.

The facility then mechanically sorts and separates the recyclables into different streams of paper, cardboard, glass, aluminium, steel and plastic containers. The separated materials are then compacted into blocks,and taken by trucks to reprocessing facilities, and used in making new products.

Where does your recycling go?

So you’ve sorted your recycling correctly and put the bin out for collection on the kerbside. What happens to your recycling next? Visit the Sustainability Victoria website to read more information about where your recycling goes


Household Recycling Collection Service

Would you like to read more about the City of Greater Dandenong's recycling service? Visit Council's recycling collection service page for more information