The average Australian household recycles about 40kg of waste a year.
We do this because it is a much less expensive way to save money than disposing of rubbish in landfills.
It also reduces our dependence on landfill sites and improves the quality of the environment, which is why we have a high rate of recycling in Australia.
But there is one thing that you will not find in our recycling guide that can make your household waste collection go much further: you cannot compost.
So what is composting?
Why is compost in Australia so hard to find? Read more