While most people make an effort to put their paper and plastics in the recycling bin, it seems not everyone is doing it correctly- causing more harm than good.

Tamworth Regional Council says more than 10 per cent of the city’s recyclables are contaminated, and it’s a figure it wants to change.

“Simple things residents can do to help reduce that contamination is by lids off but lids in, so you can put your lids in the recycling but please just make sure you take them off first, soft scrunchy plastics are another one.”

Council has developed a new resource to help with this, as part of National Recycling Week.

A recycling roadshow will also be on tour around the region till Friday.

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