Reuse and Recycling Guide

Use Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You to find a list of alternatives for the disposal of common household items in order to keep valuable materials from going to landfill.

Recycling or reusing materials keeps them out of landfill and helps saves natural resources, conserves energy, curbs the greenhouse effect, and reduces water usage.

Individuals and organisations must take responsibility of their waste. Throwing out unwanted items that still work or are recyclable is not sustainable and should only occur if all other avenues have been exhausted. Individuals should think about their actions from purchase to disposal – waste can be avoided or reduced, reused, recycled or composted.

If you cannot find information you need on this page, please visit Planet Ark's RecyclingNearYou website.


For businesses use Planet Ark's Business Recycling to find national and local re-use and recycling options for around 90 different materials.

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We are living in a time where we understand more about our planet, its ecosystems and the impacts of human activity. Without careful management, these impacts could have long lasting effects on our environment and our way of life. We have the responsibility for ensuring that as both a government and a community, we do everything that we can to reduce the burden on our environment and our precious resources.

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