While pushing your wheelie bins full of rubbish onto the nature strip once a week for collection is the last many people think of their waste there is a whole lot more happening with it.
You can find out exactly how your waste is being recycled and re-purposed this Saturday when a free tour of Orange City Council's two waste facilities is held.
Envirocom environmental officer Jo Smith said the free tours, of which about six a year are conducted, showed residents the full story.
Ms Smith said people could register for tickets the Free Resource Recovery Centre Tour tours at the Eventbrite website eventbrite.com.au this week.
She said a bus would leave the council car park off Lords Place just before 9am and head first to the Ophir Road Resource Recovery Centre before going to the Euchareena Road Resource Recovery Centre at Molong.
The Molong centre concentrates on processing food and green waste from your green-lid bin into compost.
"It's not really open to the public apart from the tours," she said.
Ms Smith said the process created "high quality compost" for re-use.
"It's a full morning tour," she said.
"We want to get the message out to the community to come and see where their waste goes."
She said previous tours had been attended by 30-40 people.
"We're hoping to fill a 50-seater bus [on Saturday]," she said.
The tour is due to return to Orange by 12.45pm.
It is open to adults and children eight and over.
You need to wear enclosed shoes and don't forget sunscreen, a hat and a water bottle.
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