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  • Bin collection continues as normal, but bins may be collected a little earlier in the day than usual. This is to allow our contractor to stagger employee start times.
  • As always, please put your bins out the night before to ensure they are out in plenty of time to be collected.


Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.

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Recycling bin with yellow lid on kerb


The recycling bin has a yellow lid and is collected every 2 weeks.

  • 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. 
  • Cans (aluminum and steel) – including aerosols.
  • Cardboard – including milk and juice cartons, pizza boxes (remove any leftover food). 
  • Foil and foil trays. (Save up small pieces of foil then scrunch them into a ball that's golf-ball sized or larger).  
  • Glass bottles and jars.
  • Hard plastics - including plastic bottles (screw bottle tops on to the bottle), containers, trays and tupperware. 
  • Pots and pans.
  • Paper – including books, magazines and envelopes. 

Note: Soft plastics (including plastic bags, wrappers and bread bags) can no longer be placed in your recycling bin as our new recycling processor Polytrade is unable to process them. Take your soft plastics to Coles or Woolworths supermarkets to be recycled through the REDcycle program

Recycling bin example contents - see text

  • Building and renovation waste
  • Clothing, shoes and fabric
  • E-waste (any item with a plug, battery or cord at the end of its life)
  • Food scraps and leftovers
  • Household chemicals
  • Mirrors and window glass
  • Nappies
  • Plastic bags and soft, flexible plastic packaging
  • Polystyrene
  • Scrap metal e.g. car parts
  • Soft plastic bags.

Check our A to Z guide for disposal options for these items. 

  • Council has entered into a short-term arrangement with recycling processor, Polytrade Recycling, to accept and process our kerbside recycling.
  • As of 11 November 2019, ALL recyclables collected are being processed by Polytrade. This follows Polytrade upgrading its facilities so it can accept a greater quantity of recyclables. 
  • Polytrade does not accept plastic bags or soft plastics. Please take these to supermarkets to be recycled through the REDcycle program. You can check if other items are acceptable at our A to Z waste and recycling guide.
  • Council is working with the Metropolitan Waste and Resource Recovery Group (MWRRG) and 60 other Victorian councils on a group contract for recycling services. By working together, larger contracts can encourage investment in recycling infrastructure and technology, and attract new candidates to the Victorian recycling sector.