Better practice guide for public place recycling
Recycling is a part of everyday life at home and increasingly at work. People now expect to be able to recycle at play too!
The Better Practice Guide for Public Place Recycling has been developed to help set up standard recycling systems in public places, such as parks, shopping centres, footpaths, bus-stops, etc.
Information on developing the system covers such important considerations as measurable and realistic goals, bin size, shape and location, litter, visibility, accessibility (for both use and collection), OH&S, implementation, signage, education, data and promotion.
Council staff and public place recycling managers have assisted in the development of this guide to help facilitate consistent approaches in public places. This is particularly necessary where there are differing collection systems between neighbouring councils for kerbside recycling.
The challenge in developing a public place recycling system that is easy-to-use, maintain and collect from can be faced with the help of this guide.
A system that works well is a positive reflection of the organisation's commitment to sustainability and resource recovery.
Better Practice Guide for Public Place Recycling (2005156_gov_pprguidelines.pdf, 1.3MB)
Case study - Centennial Park Sydney
For more information, contact the Environment Protection Authority (EPA) on (02) 8837 6000 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
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Page last updated: 27 July 2012