Council Resources

Councils have always played a central role in Planet Ark’s National Recycling Week (NRW). Councils provide much of the on-the-ground, community-level recycling education and services, making them a fundamental element in the success of NRW.

For NRW 2016, we are developing a research report titled, So You Think You Can Recycle? which asks Australians to reflect on whether they are doing all they can. Councils can provide their input here.

Planet Ark have developed resources to assist with planning, implementing and promoting NRW activities in your area. The activities are based on NRW events that Councils have found to be successful, popular and easy-to-run in the past.

Councils Toolkit

Planet Ark developed free resources to help councils promote the answers to the BIG recycling questions to residents for National Recycling Week 2015.

The resources for 2016 will be available shortly. 

Planning Your NRW

To help you organise your own council events we have developed the Council Activity Guide with ideas from councils around the country.

Big Aussie Swap

To celebrate National Recycling Week Planet Ark is inviting every council in Australia to participate in the Big Aussie Swap by hosting a public Swap Party. This is a unique, nation-wide opportunity for local governments to show their ongoing commitment to raising the profile of reuse and recycling initiatives.


Fun activities are a great way for kids to learn how to Recycle Right and the environmental benefits that follow. Kids have a powerful influence over the recycling habits of a household. Educating them early is likely to have an impact on the entire household.

NRW Promotional Resources

Resources to assist Councils in promoting their National Recycling Week activities


Councils have always played a central role in Planet Ark's National Recycling Week (NRW). Planet Ark works with our sponsors to develop resources and generate media that promotes recycling generally and the aims of National Recycling Week specifically.