A new recycling scheme has been rolled out at Hornsby Ku-ring-gai Hospital which will see an increase in the amount of recycled waste.
Staff and visitors are being encouraged to embrace the new dry-mix recycling scheme which will allow for more waste products to be diverted from landfill.
While the hospital has been recycling some of its waste for many years, the new program allows for many more products to be recycled.
General Manager Lee Gregory said new dry-mix bins around the hospital would now accept coffee cups, water bottles, paper and plastics, including soft plastics such as bags and uncontaminated single-use medical items and their packaging.
"We have always recycled, but we are taking our program to the next level by driving more waste into recycling," he said.