Waste Matters

Tetra Pack Recycling

WAM Member Marie recently asked a question about recycling Tetra Packs, the paperboard, plastic and foil packs (some with spouts & lids) used for milk, juices and other liquid food products. There were concerns the new Sunshine Coast Council Material Recycling Facility (MRF) would not be able to recycle them, but Council advise THEY CAN RECYCLE TETRA PACKS.
Best Practice: empty contents, rinse container, leave lid & spout on, flatten carton and place in your recycling bin. Council advice is to leave plastic spouts & lids on; they cannot be recycled and will be discarded into general waste during the processing. If you do remove the spouts & lids, put them in your general waste bin, not your recycling bin.