About National Recycling Week


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

  • Monday 12 to Sunday 18 November 2018
  • Monday 11 to Sunday 17 November 2019

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 22nd 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 2017 is made possible thanks to:

Major Sponsor

Associate Sponsors: Bingo Bins and 'Cartridges 4 Planet Ark'

Supporting Sponsors: Australian PaperMobileMuster, Tetra Pak & Tyre Stewardship Australia

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.

Bingo Industries

Bingo Industries 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.

Tyre Stewardship Australia

Tyre Stewardship Australia is the tyre industry's official product stewardship scheme.

Tetra Pak

Tetra Pak is a leading maker of cartons for milk, juice and other liquid foods used world wide. The key component in each carton we produce is specialised cardboard which, like all paper, is recyclable and is indeed widely recycled around the world.