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When is it collected?
What goes in your recycling bin?
Paper and cardboard including
- junk mail
- egg cartons
- cardboard boxes - flattened
- pizza boxes (not heavily stained with oil or food scraps).
Liquid paperboard cartons (domestic quantities only) including
- milk and custard cartons
- juice cartons
- soup and stock cartons.
All rigid plastic containers including
- drink bottles
- detergent bottles
- yoghurt containers
- ice cream containers
- margarine containers
- biscuit trays
- plant pots and seedling trays: cleaned.
Metal containers including
- aluminium and steel cans
- empty aerosol containers
- remove all lids from jars, bottles and plastic containers before putting containers in the recycling bin.
- large lids eg. ice cream, butter or margarine can be placed loose in the recycling bin.
- place small, rigid plastic items inside a milk bottle (eg. plastic lids, bread tags and straws etc). Once full, put a lid on the bottle and place in the recycling bin.
- empty containers. Items should be relatively free of food or product. No need to rinse.
- place items loose in the recycling bin.
- steel lids can be placed inside a steel can and the top squeezed shut to prevent it from falling out.
- soft plastic (dry and food-free) can be recycled at some metropolitan supermarkets such as Coles and Woolworths.
Soft plastics include; cling or film wrap, plastic bags, bread bags, magazine and newspaper wraps, food packaging and old 'reusable' shopping bags.
Do not put in your recycling bin
- broken glass of any type
- car parts
- ceramics/heat proof glass
- coat hangers
- electrical items
- food scraps
- garden waste
- gas cylinders
- items in plastic bags
- light globes
- medical waste
- mobile phones
- newspapers or cardboard bundled together
- paper towels
- plastic bags
- polystyrene food/meat trays and cups
- polystyrene packaging
- soft plastics - cling/film wrap
- takeaway drink cups
- window glass.