School holiday recycling centre tours offered


Materials Recovery Facility

Fraser Coast residents wanting to learn more about what happens to what goes in their yellow recycling bin can sign up for a free tour of the region’s recycling centre during the September school holidays.

Cr David Lee said about 10,000 tonnes of mixed recyclables from the kerbside collection of yellow-lid recycling bins were processed annually at the Materials Recovery Facility (Recycling Centre).

“The tours of the recycling centre will give residents a better understanding of what they can put in their recycling bin and where it ends up,” he said.

“On the tour, residents will learn tips and tricks to make recycling easier at home and help cut contamination.

“Items like glass jars, paper, hard plastics, steel and aluminium cans can go in your yellow recycling bin, whereas clothing, batteries and green waste can’t, to name just a few examples. Council has an A – Z Recycling Guide on its website with a comprehensive list of what goes where.”

Cr Lee said the upcoming free tours were scheduled for the school holidays to allow both adults and school-aged children to attend.

“Recycling is good for the environment, good for the economy and good for the local community,” he said.

“The top three recycling rules to remember are – never bag it, take the lids off jars and bottles, and  rinse your containers.”

The free tours of the Material Recovery Facility in Dundowran will run on 21 and 26 September 2023 from 10am to 11.30am each day.

Bookings for the tours are essential as places are limited, and attendees must wear closed-in shoes with access via stairs.

To book a spot, call Council on 1300 79 49 29. Tea, coffee and a light morning tea will be provided.

To find out more about recycling and to download an A-Z Recycling Guide, go to