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Dead animals dumped in recycling bins

Dead animals have shown up on the sorting line at the materials recycling facility in South Grafton for the third time in a week, prompting a plea from the Clarence Valley Council for people to be sympathetic to those who have to sort waste. Council acting general manager, Ashley Lindsay, said people might not realise the contents of the yellow recyclable bins were still partially sorted by hand. “Dead animals make the job extremely unpleasant and put staff at risk,” he said. “Please do not put your dead animals in any of your kerbside bins. Take them to Grafton Regional landfill instead.” Mr Lindsay said syringes were one of the other hazardous items commonly discovered by council’s recycling staff. “Please return these to the place of purchase in an appropriate sharps container. Never place your sharps in your kerbside bins,” he said.