More than 40 per cent of the waste recycling industry in the Capital Region is currently unregulated, with a lack of clarity and accountability around how to fund waste recycling projects, says the ACCC.
Read more about waste recycling:What is waste recycling?
Recycling is a process whereby waste is taken out of landfills, landfiller plants and other industrial facilities and placed in a landfill, often a landfill with toxic waste.
Recycled material can be recycled into a new product, for example plastics.
Recycle materials that are not recyclable and that are destined for the landfill.
Recycling of waste in a commercial setting is usually not an option.
How can I recycle my waste?
Recycle your waste by using recycled materials.
Read more about recycling your waste.
What is a waste recycler?
A waste recycer is a person or business that collects, recycles and sells recycled materials, including paper, cardboard, metals and wood, according to the Australian Government.
Recreationists collect, reuse and distribute the recycled material, and may charge a fee for the recycling.
Recipients pay a fee to the company to collect, recycle and sell the recycled materials to the public.
Read the latest on waste recycling and recycling:Recyclers can collect recyclables in landfilling facilities and in landfill waste-disposal facilities and can also sell the recyclers products.
Recipes can be purchased at recycling retailers, but these must be approved by the ACCCs consumer advisory body.
Read about how to recycle waste:Recycle online or by phone?
You can recycle your waste online or in person.
Recycle your material by clicking the Recycler button below.
You can buy recycled materials from a recycler through a website.
The material must be of a quality that meets Australian Standards and is accepted as recyclability by the Department of Environment and Heritage.
For information on how to collect materials, click here.
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Read More about waste recycliers:What are waste-to-energy (WTE) and waste-based fertiliser (WBF)?Waste-to‐energy (also known as WTE) is a form of waste that is not biodegradable and is used to produce energy for electricity generation.
Waste fuel is generated by the burning of petroleum products.WTF (waste to energy) is the product of chemical processing of organic waste.
WTF is a by-product of industrial processes that can be harmful to the environment.WAF (wastewater-based fuel) is an energy-intensive method of production that involves using wastewater, which is treated and pumped into a plant to create a fuel.
WAF is not a renewable energy source.WBF (wet waste fuel) can be produced from sewage, wastewater, and landfill waste.
It is not renewable energy.