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National Recycling Week 2022

National Recycling Week 

7 to 13 November 2022 

Theme: Waste isn’t Waste until it’s Wasted 

Hinchinbrook’s Best Bins 

To celebrate National Recycling Week (NRW) 2022, Council and the Lucinda Hotel are in search of Hinchinbrook’s Best Bins. 

We want to reward those residents recycling right and using their kerbside bins correctly. 

Over the period Monday 24 October to Thursday 3 November, Council will run a special edition of our Bin Tagging Education Program, looking at both the red and yellow lidded bins at as many locations as possible throughout our Shire.  

From Toobanna to Taylors Beach, we will do our best to tag them all. 

How will this be done? 

Council officers will conduct a visual inspection of the contents of both the recycling bin as well as the general waste bin during recycling weeks. 

Households presenting a yellow bin containing little to no contamination and a red bin with little to no presence of recyclables will be tagged with a special ‘NRW Thankyou Tag’ 

Those households will then go into the draw to win one of eight $50 gift vouchers generously donated by the Lucinda Hotel in support of improving recycling efforts within the Shire. 

We appreciate your cooperation and will post the result during National Recycling Week, which is held between 7 and 13 November 2022. 


Business Waste Audits 

From 1 January 2023, commercial customers will be charged differently depending on whether they bring in a load of waste which is sorted or unsorted (i.e. mixed with recyclables or separated from recyclables). 

Fees for sorted waste loads will remain unchanged while unsorted waste loads will increase to $305 per tonne. 

For more information about the upcoming fee increase, visit Council’s Waste Facilities and Fees Page. 

To assist local business with preparing for this change, Council will be offering free waste audits from 7 November 2022. 

What will you get out of doing an audit? 

  • Benchmark current waste processes; 
  • Identify ways of reducing waste generation; and
  • Identify ways of increasing recycling opportunities.

What can you expect during the waste audit? 

A Council officer will conduct a walk-through of your premise, including visiting any disposal locations on site (i.e. placements of bins), including an in-depth assessment of any bin contents. The site visit, will include some questions to management/staff in relation to current waste practices. 

Post site visit, you will be provided with a report including suggestions for improvements. 

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