Your next recycling bin date is:
Your recycling bin (with the yellow lid) is collected every 2 weeks.
Our recycling processor
Our kerbside recycling collections are delivered to SKM Services’ Hallam transfer station for subsequent processing at Coolaroo. At present, this site is not impacted by the current closure at SKM Services’ Laverton North site.
We are currently liaising with some alternative contractors on possible short-term arrangements, should any further closures arise affecting our sites. In the long-term, we have also partnered with 14 other south-eastern Councils on a collaborative procurement process for advanced waste processing solutions. We issued a media release about this work on 19 June, which can be found at our newsroom.
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)
- cans (aluminum and steel) – including aerosols
- cardboard – including milk and juice cartons, pizza boxes (remove any leftover food)
- foil and foil trays (save small pieces and scrunch into a ball larger than to golf ball)
- glass bottles and jars
- pots and pans (no glass lids)
- paper – including books, magazines, envelopes and unsoiled paper towels
You can also recycling plastics that hold their shape including:
- broken hard plastic toys (no batteries)
- plastic bottles and containers – including bottle tops, takeaway boxes and yoghurt pots
- plastic plant pots
- other hard plastic household items such as CD cases and tupperware
Do not put these in your recycling bin
- Building and renovation waste – take to a local resource recovery centre
- Crockery, drinking glasses, ceramics and overware – donate to op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- E-waste (any item with a plug, battery or cord at the end of its life) – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or find disposal options at Planet Arks Recycling Near You
- 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
- Household chemicals – take to a Detox Your Home collection
- Household goods - use op shops or arrange a collection with Diabetes Australia
- Mirrors and window glass – leave these out at your next hard waste collection
- Nappies – try cloth nappies or put disposables in your garbage bin.
- Scrap metal eg. car parts – leave these out at your next hard waste collection or take to a scrap metal buyer.