Why can’t long-life cartons go in my recycling bin?
Although some councils will accept them, some won't. Long-life cartons are made from a material called liquid paperboard. This is a combination of mainly cardboard, with a thin layer of plastic and aluminium foil.
At the moment, processing of liquid paperboard isn’t very effective so when long-life cartons are put in the recycling bin, they contaminate the other items to be recycled.
Household waste and recycling collections will continue as normal.
Council waste and recycling facilities, including collection, treatment, disposal and transfer stations, are now open across all of Victoria.
Visitors must follow all directions and instructions for maintaining a COVIDSafe environment.
For more information on the location of your nearest facility, check the waste and recycling advice for your local council area.
For more information and updates, visit the Victorian Government’s coronavirus (COVID-19) website.
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