Once you know the difference between wood and timber, it becomes second nature.
Timber needs to be taken to your local recycling centre or transfer station.
Wood is direct from the garden and includes sticks, branches and prunings. This can all go into the green lidded organics bin to become compost.
Timber is processed wood. It contains chemicals and adhesives that sadly contaminate compost. Small timber pieces can go into the red lidded general waste bin but larger items need to be taken to your local recycle centre or transfer station to be recycled.
These items can go into your green lidded organics bin to make great compost. Don’t forget your food scraps as well.
Prunings, sticks and branches
(30cm or smaller in length)
Grass clippings and weeds
Food scraps loose or in your council approved green compostable liners
These items can’t go into your green lidded organics bin because they contain adhesives and chemicals that will contaminate the compost.
These items can’t go into your green lidded organics bin because they contain chemicals to prevent fungal, borer and termite attack that will contaminate compost.
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