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Learn how to recycle right

Watch our recycle right series and follow the simple tips to help you recycle correctly in your home.

Recycling is one simple way that residents can make a difference towards a cleaner, greener and sustainable Sunshine Coast. 

Helping you to recycle right

Contamination significantly impacts the effectiveness of recycling, and many of the recycling processes can be damaged or slowed by waste items such as plastic bags, batteries, or bicycle, computer, and microwave parts.

Some contamination, such as gas bottles, paint and nappies; can even endanger our workers or make their job more difficult.

By recycling right, we can keep our workers safe, increase resource recovery, reduce waste to landfill and create a more sustainable Sunshine Coast.

Recycle right with Recycle Mate

Download the Recycle Mate app to your mobile device to stay up to date with current recycling rules. Recycle Mate is a comprehensive recycling guide that uses AI technology to identify your waste and recyclables. It gives you the best disposal option on the Sunshine Coast.

How to use

Download the app or visit www.recyclemate.com.au

  1. Set your location.
  2. Select ‘Sunshine Coast Council’ and your kerbside bins.
  3. Take a photo or type in the search function the name of an item you would like to know more about.
  4. Recycle Mate will give you disposal advice on that item that is specific to your location.

There are over 7000 items on Recycle Mate’s database. If the item your searched isn’t listed, your question will be logged, and Recycle Mate will add this item to the database.

Recycling videos

Watch our Recycle Right series and follow the simple tips to help you recycle correctly:

Recycling guides

For more helpful information and tips on recycling, read council’s recycling fact sheets: