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Recycling bin

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 search tool to check. Or you can get a free Waste and Recycling Collection Calendar from Council, just call us on 02 4645 4000 and ask for one to be sent to you.

What goes in your recycling bin

  • paper, magazines, newspapers, telephone books and envelopes
  • cardboard boxes, cereal boxes and clean pizza boxes, milk and juice cartons
  • aluminium cans, clean aluminium foil and pie trays
  • empty plastic bottles and containers marked with the recycling symbols 1 through to 7
  • glass bottles and jars (remove lid)
  • empty steel cans and aerosol cans

What can't go in your recycling bin

  • No polystyrene (including meat trays and foam trays)
  • No needles
  • No plastic packaging, food wrappers or cling film
  • No food waste
  • No CDs or DVDs
  • No video or cassette tapes
  • No nappies
  • No plastic bags
  • No gas cylinders
  • No motor oil or motor oil containers
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