When paper is disposed of in landfill rather than recycled, it creates methane as it breaks down. Methane is a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Manufacturing recycled paper can use up to 90% less water and 50% less energy than making it from trees.
Recycle your magazines, paper, newspapers and phone books in your household recycling bin. All paper bigger than an envelope can be put in the recycling bin. For smaller pieces/shredded paper you can place it in a paper bag so it doesn't end in waste. For larger amounts that may not fit into the recycling bin drop them off for free at:
- Hawkesbury City Waste Management Facility – Phone: (02) 4560 4684
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