About National Recycling Week


The dates for National Recycling Week this year and next year are: 

  • Monday 13 to Sunday 19 November 2017
  • Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November 2018

However, it's always a good time of year to promote recycling - so if that doesn't suit, please don't feel restricted to those dates!


In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 21st year, this established and highly regarded annual campaign continues to educate and stimulate behaviour change, by:

  • Promoting kerbside, industrial and community recycling initiatives
  • Giving people the tools to minimise waste and manage material resources responsibly at home, work and school. 


National Recycling Week 2016 was made possible thanks to:

Major Sponsor: Naturale

Associate Sponsors: Australian Packaging CovenantBingo Bins and 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Supporting Sponsors: Australian Paper, Flooring Xtra & Dunlop Flooring and MobileMuster

Throughout the year, Planet Ark also provides accurate information through the Recycling Near You website and hotline (1300 733 712) for recycling at home, and the Business Recycling website and hotline (1300 763 768) for recycling at work.


Aims & Objectives

For more information on the Aims, Objectives and Themes of National Recycling Week.

Naturale Tissue Products

Naturale, 100% recycled toilet tissue, is the Major Sponsor of National Recycling Week. Naturale Tissue Products are made from 100% recycled paper, so it's soft on nature. It is biodegradable and safe for all toilet systems.

Australian Packaging Covenant

The Australian Packaging Covenant is a proud supporter of National Recycling Week.

Bingo Bins

Bingo Bins is an Australian owned waste management company in Sydney, with over 10 years experience servicing the building and construction industry. Services include Skip Bins, Commercial Waste, Recycling Centres and Contaminated Soils.

Cartridges 4 Planet Ark

This very successful printer cartridge recycling program has now diverted over 32 million cartridges from Australia's landfills.

Australian Paper

As the saying goes, unless you're buying recycled, you're not really recycling. You are only doing half the job. About 68% of office paper is recycled but less than 18% of new reams contain any recycled paper.


MobileMuster is the mobile phone industry's official product stewardship program.

Flooring Xtra & Dunlop Flooring

Flooring Xtra and Dunlop Flooring have developed EnviroTred, a carpet underlay that is 100% recyclable at the end of its useful life.

NRW Evaluation

Download this report to find out about the achievements of the campaign that help to make recycling more effective and efficient.