About National Recycling Week


In November 1996, Planet Ark founded National Recycling Week to bring a national focus to the environmental benefits of recycling. Now in its 20th 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 2015 was made possible thanks to:

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

Supporting Sponsors: Australian Paper, BlackmoresFlooring Xtra & Dunlop FlooringMobileMuster, and Officeworks

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.

NRW Dates:

2016: Monday 7 - Sunday 13 November

& next year:

2017: Monday 13 - Sunday 19 November

Aims & Objectives

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

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 29 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.


Blackmores has a strong commitment to environmental sustainability stemming from the vision of founder, Maurice Blackmore, who had views on recycling that were ahead of his time.


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


Officeworks offer a number of different recycling solutions for products sold within our stores including ink and toner cartridges, mobile phones, batteries, computers and computer accessories.

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 which highlights the achievements of the campaign, all which help to make recycling more effective and efficient.