THIS summer recycle bins on the Mornington Peninsula will be collected every week from Monday 14 December until Friday 29 January.
The normal 240-litre recycle bins with the blue lid will be collected weekly on the same day as the usual fortnightly recycling service, including public holidays.
Items that can be recycled include clean aluminium and steel cans and foil, rigid and solid plastic items, such as kids toys, bottles (lids off), clean take-away containers and cups, pizza boxes (with only small amounts of grease), pots and pans, wrapping paper and envelopes, cardboard, newspapers and magazines, empty milk, juice and soft drink bottles, glass bottles and clean jars.
Recyclables should be placed loosely in the recycling bin – not packed.
Items that cannot be recycled include soft plastics, such as bread bags and cling film, which should be taken to the supermarket for recycling.
Also not for recycling is household rubbish and food waste, while garden waste should be put in a green waste bin, compost bin or taken to the tip.
Textiles should be repurposed, donated or, if not salvageable, put it in the rubbish bin along with polystyrene.
Extra recycling, or large items which can’t fit in the recycle bin, can be dropped off at the tip or hoppers free of charge. Extra recycle bins can be bought for a one-off fee of $65.
Details: visit mornpen.vic.gov.au/recycling
Find out about how to recycle other items at mornpen.vic.gov.au/wasteguide