Your next recycling bin date is:
Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.
Which one is my recycling bin?
Your recycling bin has a yellow lid and is collected every 2 weeks.
Recycling rules and tips
- Put the right items in your recycling bin otherwise it may not be collected.
- Empty items before they go in the bin but don’t worry too much about rinsing them first.
- Squash bulky containers down. Lids can be recycled too; just screw them on to their containers.
- Don't place items for recycling in a garbage or plastic bag - put them loose in the bin. However plastic bags and flexible plastic packaging must be ‘bagged up’ in a plastic bag, then this bag is put in your recycling bin.
What goes in your recycling bin
- Plastic bags (such as supermarket shopping bags) and soft, flexible plastic packaging (make sure it is contained in a plastic bag)
- Paper – including books, magazines, envelopes and paper towels
- Cardboard – including milk and juice cartons, coffee cups, pizza boxes (remove any leftover food)
- Cans (aluminum and steel) – including aerosols
- Glass bottles and jars
- Foil and foil trays
- Pots and pans (no glass lids)
You can also recycling plastics that hold their shape including:
- plastic bottles and containers – including bottle tops, takeaway boxes and yoghurt pots
- broken hard plastic toys (no batteries)
- other hard plastic household items such as CD cases, tupperware and plastic cutlery
- plastic plant pots.
Do not put these in your recycling bin
- Food scraps and leftovers. Consider using a worm farm, a compost bin, or as a last resort, put it in your garbage bin. For great tips on reducing food waste go to the Love Food Hate Waste website
- Nappies – try cloth nappies or put disposables in your garbage bin.
- Household chemicals – take to a Detox Your Home collection
- Electrical items – leave these out at your next hard waste collection
- Mirrors and window glass – leave these out at your next hard waste collection
- Crockery, drinking glasses, ceramics and ovenware – donate to op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- Household goods - use op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- Scrap metal eg. car parts – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or take to a scrap metal buyer
- Building and renovation waste – take to a local tip