Your recycling efforts really do make a difference, last year Hume recycled 14,123 tonnes of materials, enough to save:
- 110,000 trees
- 239,811 kilolitres of water
- 9,229 tonnes of CO2 emissions.
Where Does my Recycling Go?
After we collect your recycling, it is taken to a recycling facility to be sorted. Everything we put in our recycling bins needs to be sorted before it can be recycled into something new.
It is important we put the right things in our recycling bins. Placing the wrong materials in our recycling bins can slow down the sorting process and can affect the health and safety of the people working at the facility. The recycling facility uses a combination of manual and mechanical sorting to separate the different types of recyclables.
After sorting, your recyclables are transported again to be reprocessed into new materials. Most of Victoria's recycling, over 90 percent is reprocessed locally in Victoria.
Where do my Organics Go?
Your organic waste is taken to a composting facility in Cooper Street, Epping. The facility is a commercial composting facility that produces a range of mulch and soil conditioning products, such as compost.
For further information on your organics bin or composting contact our Waste and Litter Education Officer on 9205 2200.