Why is polystyrene a problem for our recycling system?
When polystyrene is incorrectly put in a recycling bin at home and goes in a recycling truck, it easily breaks up into small pieces. Small pieces of polystyrene cannot be sorted at a recycling facility and contaminate the other recyclables.
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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