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Recycling bin

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Your recycling bin has a yellow lid and is emptied every second week (on the opposite week to your garden organics bin).

If you’re unsure which week your recycling bin is emptied, use our waste collection day search tool to check.  

Or download the My Waste Bin app, and you can also set a bin reminder, check what goes in each of your bins, and access a range of waste information at the touch of a button.

Below is a quick guide on what can go in our recycling bins and what cannot. To learn more about plastics and how to recycle them, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Hints and tips for your recycling bin

Keep it clean - rinse containers and remove all food and liquids. Containers with food or liquid in them are considered contaminated and cannot be recycled.

Keep it loose - drop your recyclables in your recycling bin loose. Please don't bag or box your recyclables first, as this prevents items from being separated and recycled.

Look for the recycling label - the Australasian Recycling Label is a proven system developed by Planet Ark, an industry that tells you which bin each piece of packaging goes in.

If in doubt - if you have items you are not sure about, please leave them out of the yellow lidded bin. Putting items in your recycling bin because you hope they can be recycled will only ruin your good recycling efforts.

What goes in your recycling bin

Items you can include: Don't include these items:
Yes Aluminium cans, clean aluminium foil and pie trays No Meat trays
Yes Cardboard boxes, cereal boxes and clean pizza boxes, milk and juice cartons No Food waste
Yes Empty plastic bottles and containers from your bathroom, kitchen or laundry only and marked with the plastic identification code No Soft plastics like plastic shopping bags, plastic packaging, food wrappers or cling film
Yes Empty steel cans and aerosol cans No Motor oil or motor oil containers
Yes Glass bottles and jars (remove lid) No Nappies
Yes Paper, magazines, newspapers, telephone books and envelopes No Needles

No Plastic bottles or containers that do not have a plastic identification code

No Polystyrene (including meat trays and foam trays)

No CDs or DVDs

No Video or cassette tapes

No Gas bottles or batteries of any kind

What if my bin is missed or damaged?

Make sure your bins get emptied every time by putting the right things in your bins and following these tips.

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