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Recycle the right way

We all get confused about what can be recycled, and this is particularly the case for businesses, who try to do the right thing but can sometimes fall into some common recycling traps. For example, paper towels, paper cups and tissue paper are often thrown into paper and cardboard recycling bins – but this contaminates the entire load.

Browse through our new series of recycling videos for more dos and don’ts – designed to help Kiwi businesses recycle in the right way. We are launching these as part of Recycling Week 18 – 24 October 2021.

This training series is for Waste Management's commercial customers. It includes the following information, which will help your business minimise contamination and maximise resource recovery: 

  • Acceptance criteria per recycling service
  • Correct Waste Management bin to use
  • Correct Waste Management label to showcase on or above the bin
  • Common items that cause contamination

If you want to find out more about how we can help your business, please contact us HERE or talk to your account manager if you have one.











Bonus tips for setting up the office

This video shows you how you should setup the office to maximise recovery of materials. This includes:

  • creating bin stations in the office
  • using the right bins and labels
  • making sure you have a service in place to collect all the recyclable materials