Mr Yellow

@mryellow_1coast

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β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ Mr Yellow helps Central Coast residents better understand their waste collection and recycling β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ
Are you a 'wish-cycler?' - Someone who puts anything that could be reused into the yellow lid bin in the hope that it may get recycled!? β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ 

The only items that can go in your yellow lid bin to be recycled are:
 βœ… Plastic bottles & containers that held a product used in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry;
 βœ… Glass bottles & jars that contained food, drink or medication;
 βœ… Metal food, drink or spray cans (spray cans only accepted with contents used within the home or on the body - no spray paints etc)
 βœ… Paper & Cardboard items free from laminates and plastic/foil coatings 

​No other items!
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If you are throwing away things that you think could be reused such as clothing, bedding, shoes or electrical items please try donating them, giving them away or selling them online.
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​ #getitsorted  #recycling  #centralcoast  #recycle  #centralcoastnsw  #recyclebin  #sustainability  #reducereuserecycle  #bins  #binsofinstagram  #1coast  #centralcoastcouncil  #cleanaway

Are you a 'wish-cycler?' - Someone who puts anything that could be reused into the yellow lid bin in the hope that it may get recycled!? β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ The only items that can go in your yellow lid bin to be recycled are: βœ… Plastic bottles & containers that held a product used in the kitchen, bathroom or laundry; βœ… Glass bottles & jars that contained food, drink or medication; βœ… Metal food, drink or spray cans (spray cans only accepted with contents used within the home or on the body - no spray paints etc) βœ… Paper & Cardboard items free from laminates and plastic/foil coatings ​No other items! ​ If you are throwing away things that you think could be reused such as clothing, bedding, shoes or electrical items please try donating them, giving them away or selling them online. ​ ​ #getitsorted #recycling #centralcoast #recycle #centralcoastnsw #recyclebin #sustainability #reducereuserecycle #bins #binsofinstagram #1coast #centralcoastcouncil #cleanaway

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26 days ago
Did you know we have a fun-filled video online for the youngest members of your family who may be obsessed with garbage trucks, bins and all things recycling?
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​It focusses on being safe around garbage trucks, how landfills work and finishes with a fun song with actions all about garbage trucks!
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​This one is great at home viewing but also perfect for Pre Schools and Early Stage 1 teachers too β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ
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Watch it here: ​https://youtu.be/vlzOKSbcmaU

​ #getitsorted  #1coast  #sustainablefuture  #centralcoastnsw  #roadsafety

Did you know we have a fun-filled video online for the youngest members of your family who may be obsessed with garbage trucks, bins and all things recycling? ​ ​It focusses on being safe around garbage trucks, how landfills work and finishes with a fun song with actions all about garbage trucks! ​ ​This one is great at home viewing but also perfect for Pre Schools and Early Stage 1 teachers too β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ ​ Watch it here: ​https://youtu.be/vlzOKSbcmaU ​ #getitsorted #1coast #sustainablefuture #centralcoastnsw #roadsafety

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27 days ago
Masks are the new disposable nightmare being used all over the world. Please be responsible with how you dispose of yours.

Masks cannot be recycled in your Yellow Lid Bin, and please don’t throw them on the ground – put them in a red lid bin for safe disposal.

If you are able to do so, consider a reusable mask.

When it comes to waste management, let’s get educated and get it sorted, because together, we can make a sustainable future possible.
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​ #recycling  #1coast  #getitsorted  #sustainability  #sustainablefuture   #centralcoastnsw  #centralcoastevents  #binsofinstagram  #binstagram  #cleanaway  #centralcoastcouncil

Masks are the new disposable nightmare being used all over the world. Please be responsible with how you dispose of yours. Masks cannot be recycled in your Yellow Lid Bin, and please don’t throw them on the ground – put them in a red lid bin for safe disposal. If you are able to do so, consider a reusable mask. When it comes to waste management, let’s get educated and get it sorted, because together, we can make a sustainable future possible. ​​ ​ #recycling #1coast #getitsorted #sustainability #sustainablefuture #centralcoastnsw #centralcoastevents #binsofinstagram #binstagram #cleanaway #centralcoastcouncil

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27 days ago
The weather's starting to warm up! This can mean your bin can start to get smelly too.
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​Try the following tips to ensure an odour free red lid bin:
βœ… Use bin liners to contain your rubbish before placing it in the general waste bin and make sure you tie them up - or wrap up rubbish in old newspaper;
βœ… ​Freeze waste foods such as meat, fish and prawn shells. Place them in the bin the night before collection. This will help slow down the bacteria that break food down causing it to smell;
β€‹βœ… Use a compost bin or worm farm for fruit and vegetable scraps;
βœ… Try using deodorised biodegradable nappy bags for the effective disposal of nappies (or switch to cloth!);
βœ… Ensure your bin is not overfilled and the lid is properly closed;
βœ… If possible, keep your bin in a cool shady place and under cover when raining.
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​Visit our website for more info: https://1coast.com.au/bin-collection/red-lid-general-waste-bin/
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​ #getitsorted  #1coast  #centralcoast  #smellybin  #binsofinstagram

The weather's starting to warm up! This can mean your bin can start to get smelly too. ​ ​Try the following tips to ensure an odour free red lid bin: βœ… Use bin liners to contain your rubbish before placing it in the general waste bin and make sure you tie them up - or wrap up rubbish in old newspaper; βœ… ​Freeze waste foods such as meat, fish and prawn shells. Place them in the bin the night before collection. This will help slow down the bacteria that break food down causing it to smell; β€‹βœ… Use a compost bin or worm farm for fruit and vegetable scraps; βœ… Try using deodorised biodegradable nappy bags for the effective disposal of nappies (or switch to cloth!); βœ… Ensure your bin is not overfilled and the lid is properly closed; βœ… If possible, keep your bin in a cool shady place and under cover when raining. ​ ​Visit our website for more info: https://1coast.com.au/bin-collection/red-lid-general-waste-bin/ ​ ​ #getitsorted #1coast #centralcoast #smellybin #binsofinstagram

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30 days ago
Recycling Process Step 1: Recycling is put in the yellow bin.

The kids have got it sorted - have you? Interested in the whole recycling process?  Check out our playlist on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3gdFABt

This is a great one to watch with the kids for some lockdown learning!

Recycling Process Step 1: Recycling is put in the yellow bin. The kids have got it sorted - have you? Interested in the whole recycling process? Check out our playlist on YouTube: https://bit.ly/3gdFABt This is a great one to watch with the kids for some lockdown learning!

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a month ago
Did you know that placing unwanted items outside of your property/complex without booking in a Bulk Kerbside Service is considered Illegal dumping and can incur fines of up to $5,000?

Leaving items on the kerbside for extending periods of time can not only be harmful to the environment but can also pose a hazard to others.

Keep your street neat and book your bulk kerbside service in  before placing your items out on the street via: 1coast.com.au/keepyourstreetneat

 #getitsorted  #keepyourstreetneat  #1coast  #centralcoast  #centralcoastnsw

Did you know that placing unwanted items outside of your property/complex without booking in a Bulk Kerbside Service is considered Illegal dumping and can incur fines of up to $5,000? Leaving items on the kerbside for extending periods of time can not only be harmful to the environment but can also pose a hazard to others. Keep your street neat and book your bulk kerbside service in before placing your items out on the street via: 1coast.com.au/keepyourstreetneat #getitsorted #keepyourstreetneat #1coast #centralcoast #centralcoastnsw

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a month ago
πŸ”₯ Having lot's of lockdown afternoons at home around the fire pit? πŸ”₯

Everyone loves a cozy fire, however warm ashes have the potential to start another fire if not disposed of properly. ​If you have a fireplace or fire pit, please ensure the ashes are completely extinguished before disposal. Hot ashes will not only melt your bin but can start fires in our trucks posing a serious risk to our collection drivers, processing staff and the community if they ignite whilst being collected. ​
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πŸ”₯ How to Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely πŸ”₯
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​1. Allow the wood and ashes to cool completely in the fireplace or fire pit. If indoors, let your embers cool down completely with the fire screen closed. If outdoors you can smother the ashes with sand or dirt. Even if it appears the ashes and wood aren’t hot, they may remain warm and capable of starting a fire for some time. Allow several hours for the embers to cool. They will not radiate any heat when they are completely cold.
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​2. Transfer the remaining wood and ashes to a metal bucket with a shovel. Move the bucket close to the site of the fire and act as though the material still has the potential to be warm, even if you think it’s cool.
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​3. Wet the wood and ashes with water. Use a water bottle or watering can to wet down your ashes and any wood pieces in the bucket. Use enough water to saturate the materials in the bucket, so they are thoroughly wet.
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​4. Transfer the metal container outside until garbage day. Place your metal bucket of fire waste outside your home. Choose a location away from any combustible materials, such as oil or paper. ​

​5. Pour off any extra water and empty the solid materials into a bag and dispose of the materials with your regular garbage in the red lid bin. ​

​Finally, if you are a keen gardener you can research using the ash and charcoal in your garden. You could start with this video from Gardening Australia: 
https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/the-burning-question/9436628 ​

​​​ #getitsorted  #centralcoast  #binsofinstagram  #1coast  #sustainability  #reducereuserecycle

πŸ”₯ Having lot's of lockdown afternoons at home around the fire pit? πŸ”₯ Everyone loves a cozy fire, however warm ashes have the potential to start another fire if not disposed of properly. ​If you have a fireplace or fire pit, please ensure the ashes are completely extinguished before disposal. Hot ashes will not only melt your bin but can start fires in our trucks posing a serious risk to our collection drivers, processing staff and the community if they ignite whilst being collected. ​ ​ πŸ”₯ How to Dispose of Burnt Firewood and Ash Safely πŸ”₯ ​ ​1. Allow the wood and ashes to cool completely in the fireplace or fire pit. If indoors, let your embers cool down completely with the fire screen closed. If outdoors you can smother the ashes with sand or dirt. Even if it appears the ashes and wood aren’t hot, they may remain warm and capable of starting a fire for some time. Allow several hours for the embers to cool. They will not radiate any heat when they are completely cold. ​ ​2. Transfer the remaining wood and ashes to a metal bucket with a shovel. Move the bucket close to the site of the fire and act as though the material still has the potential to be warm, even if you think it’s cool. ​ ​3. Wet the wood and ashes with water. Use a water bottle or watering can to wet down your ashes and any wood pieces in the bucket. Use enough water to saturate the materials in the bucket, so they are thoroughly wet. ​ ​4. Transfer the metal container outside until garbage day. Place your metal bucket of fire waste outside your home. Choose a location away from any combustible materials, such as oil or paper. ​ ​5. Pour off any extra water and empty the solid materials into a bag and dispose of the materials with your regular garbage in the red lid bin. ​ ​Finally, if you are a keen gardener you can research using the ash and charcoal in your garden. You could start with this video from Gardening Australia: https://www.abc.net.au/gardening/factsheets/the-burning-question/9436628 ​ ​​​ #getitsorted #centralcoast #binsofinstagram #1coast #sustainability #reducereuserecycle

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a month ago
Doing some lockdown cleaning and clearing out?
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Before you dispose of your unwanted items through the bulk kerbside collection service, take a moment to think about whether the items you are placing out could be reused by someone else.

Consider storing your items somewhere safely at home until our current lockdown is lifted and then look into donating usable items to local charities, nursing homes, preschools or even advertising them via online channels as 'free items'.

All of these options help avoid landfilling items which could still be used πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ

 #keepyourstreetneat and book your bulk kerbside service in  before placing your items out on the street via: 1coast.com.au/keepyourstreetneat

 #getitsorted  #keepyourstreetneat  #1coast  #centralcoast  #centralcoastnsw

Doing some lockdown cleaning and clearing out? ​ Before you dispose of your unwanted items through the bulk kerbside collection service, take a moment to think about whether the items you are placing out could be reused by someone else. Consider storing your items somewhere safely at home until our current lockdown is lifted and then look into donating usable items to local charities, nursing homes, preschools or even advertising them via online channels as 'free items'. All of these options help avoid landfilling items which could still be used πŸ™ŒπŸ™ŒπŸ™Œ #keepyourstreetneat and book your bulk kerbside service in before placing your items out on the street via: 1coast.com.au/keepyourstreetneat #getitsorted #keepyourstreetneat #1coast #centralcoast #centralcoastnsw

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a month ago
They're creepy and they're kooky
Mysterious and spooky
They're altogether ooky
Contaminated Bins

Plastic bags and nappies
Tissues, old food, dog droppings
Our sorters are a screaming
Contaminated Bins
πŸ’©πŸ§›β€β™€οΈπŸ‘½πŸ˜±πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ
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We don't like horror stories when it comes to your recycling bins!
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​Remember – anything smelly, disgusting, used or gross should never be placed in your Yellow Lid Recycle Bin. Our sorters have to remove this waste – by hand!

Recycling isn't that scary - for more information on what can be recycled, visit: https://1coast.com.au/bin-collection/yellow-lid-recycling-bin/

They're creepy and they're kooky Mysterious and spooky They're altogether ooky Contaminated Bins Plastic bags and nappies Tissues, old food, dog droppings Our sorters are a screaming Contaminated Bins πŸ’©πŸ§›β€β™€οΈπŸ‘½πŸ˜±πŸ‘»πŸŽƒ ​ We don't like horror stories when it comes to your recycling bins! ​ ​Remember – anything smelly, disgusting, used or gross should never be placed in your Yellow Lid Recycle Bin. Our sorters have to remove this waste – by hand! Recycling isn't that scary - for more information on what can be recycled, visit: https://1coast.com.au/bin-collection/yellow-lid-recycling-bin/

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a month ago
One size doesn't always fit all! 
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​We know that some of you have larger families, bigger lawns and some of you may indulge a little more as well. This can mean that the standard bin system that Council provides may not work for you.
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If you are finding your current bin service is not providing you enough disposal space and your bins are overflowing, the first step is to see if you can reduce and recycle more of your waste to help with this β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ.

Check out our website as a starting point with this: https://1coast.com.au/other-waste-and... ​
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​Bin lids should always be closed, overflowing bins can create litter in our streets and waterways.
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​If your bins are overflowing, you should look into upgrading your service. ​Central Coast Council offers residents the choice of a 140 litre, 240 litre or 360 litre red lid general waste bin as well as a 240 litre or 360 litre yellow lid recycle bin as part of your residential waste service. You can also get additional quantities of any of the bins, so you green thumbs can have 2 or more green lid garden bins if needed!
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Only property owners can request an upgrade or additional bins. If you rent the premises, you will need to contact the managing agent or the owner to discuss these changes. Please note that larger and additional bins do cost more πŸ’² on the rates for your property.
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​Visit our website for further information: https://1coast.com.au/bin-collection/resize-your-bin/

One size doesn't always fit all! ​ ​We know that some of you have larger families, bigger lawns and some of you may indulge a little more as well. This can mean that the standard bin system that Council provides may not work for you. ​ If you are finding your current bin service is not providing you enough disposal space and your bins are overflowing, the first step is to see if you can reduce and recycle more of your waste to help with this β™»οΈπŸ’šπŸŒ. Check out our website as a starting point with this: https://1coast.com.au/other-waste-and... ​ ​ ​Bin lids should always be closed, overflowing bins can create litter in our streets and waterways. ​ ​If your bins are overflowing, you should look into upgrading your service. ​Central Coast Council offers residents the choice of a 140 litre, 240 litre or 360 litre red lid general waste bin as well as a 240 litre or 360 litre yellow lid recycle bin as part of your residential waste service. You can also get additional quantities of any of the bins, so you green thumbs can have 2 or more green lid garden bins if needed! ​ Only property owners can request an upgrade or additional bins. If you rent the premises, you will need to contact the managing agent or the owner to discuss these changes. Please note that larger and additional bins do cost more πŸ’² on the rates for your property. ​ ​Visit our website for further information: https://1coast.com.au/bin-collection/resize-your-bin/

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a month ago
The way you put your bins out for collection can make such a difference to our drivers days! With over 50,000 bin collections scheduled each day on the Central Coast, its important we work together to ensure things run as smoothly as possible πŸ‘

The way you put your bins out for collection can make such a difference to our drivers days! With over 50,000 bin collections scheduled each day on the Central Coast, its important we work together to ensure things run as smoothly as possible πŸ‘

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a month ago
Hey Coasties, keen for some lockdown learning? 

Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and watch our videos on Recycling on the Central Coast: https://bit.ly/3doThMC

​Great for anyone interested in learning a bit more about what you can recycle and where it all goes!
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​ #getitsorted  #1coast  #centralcoastnsw  #recycle  #reducereuserecycle  #sustainablefuture

Hey Coasties, keen for some lockdown learning? Grab a cuppa, put your feet up and watch our videos on Recycling on the Central Coast: https://bit.ly/3doThMC ​Great for anyone interested in learning a bit more about what you can recycle and where it all goes! ​ ​ #getitsorted #1coast #centralcoastnsw #recycle #reducereuserecycle #sustainablefuture

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a month ago