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Councils have always played a central role in Planet Ark's National Recycling Week, providing much of the community-level recycling education and services. We have developed a range of resources to help councils promote National Recycling Week messages, events and activities to your residents. Feel free to adapt these resources for your community and to display them where ever they have a positive effect.

Activities & Events

The theme for National Recycling Week (11—17 November 2019) is ‘Recycling Mythbusters’!

We will be tackling the biggest myths about waste and recycling to help households, communities, workplaces and schools reduce waste and recycle right.

To help you organise your own council events we have developed the Council Activity Guide with ideas from councils around the country. Each activity listed includes information to help you propose, plan and run it, along with comments from the contributing council.

Other activities include:
  • MRF Tours
  • Composting Workshops
  • E-Waste Program Promotion
  • Kids' Activities
  • Second-Hand Saturdays and more


Social Media Graphics

Educational Posters


Planet Ark makes the National Recycling Week logos (including the Big Aussie Swap and Friday File Fling variations, and RecyclingNearYou) freely available to councils, schools, not-for-profits and community groups to help promote recycling or recycling education.

Note: Organisations outside of councils and community groups are prohibited to use the NRW logo. Please contact Planet Ark directly if you are a business interested in supporting the campaign.

Media Releases

Coming soon...

Social Media Tips

  1. Use our new Golden Rules of Kerbside Recycling individual graphics on social media during National Recycling Week.
  2. Tag the Planet Ark facebook page when you tell your fans/followers about your support, hashtag #NationalRecyclingWeek, tag @PlanetArk in your tweets and @planetark in your Instagram posts.
  3. Send us any interesting facts or images that we can post about on our Planet Ark facebook page, and like us to receive recycling updates.
For Example:
  • We're proud to support #NationalRecyclingWeek 2019 11-17 November. Want some inspiration? Like @PlanetArk for great recycling ideas and news
  • Proud to support @PlanetArk's #NationalRecyclingWeek 2019 11-17 November. Find out how you can get involved @ home, work & school


Planet Ark's Buy It Back Day will be held on Saturday 16 November 2019 during National Recycling Week. Encourage staff and residents to buy second hand or buy products made from recycled materials.

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