Council Resources

Ambassador Magdalena Roze clothes swapping © Zo Zhou

Ambassador Magdalena Roze clothes swapping

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.

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 has put together resources to help councils promote the 7 Secrets of Successful Recyclers to residents during National Recycling Week. 

Planning Your NRW

Research was undertaken to gather input from councils to inform the development of the aims, objectives and strategies for NRW14.

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.