Recycling bin (yellow lid)
Council provides a 240L bin with a yellow lid for household recyclables. It is collected fortnightly.
What goes in your recycling bin?
You can search our A-z guide to waste and recycling for specific items.
Paper and cardboard including:
- 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.
Rigid plastic containers including:
- drink bottles
- detergent bottles
- yoghurt containers
- ice cream containers
- butter and margarine containers
- biscuit trays
- plant pots and seedling trays (cleaned).
Metal containers including:
- aluminium and steel cans
- aluminium containers
- aluminium foil and small trays (squashed into a fist-sized ball)
- empty aerosol containers.
Do not put in your recycling bin
- broken glass of any type
- car parts
- ceramics/heat proof glass
- coat hangers
- electrical items
- food scraps
- fridge magnets
- garden waste
- gas cylinders
- items in plastic bags
- light globes
- medical waste
- mobile phones
- newspapers or cardboard bundled together (they must be loose)
- paper towels
- plastic bags
- polystyrene food/meat trays and cups
- polystyrene packaging
- soft plastics - cling/film wrap
- takeaway drink cups
- window glass.
Our A-Z guide of waste and recycling can provide you with helpful information of how to dispose of these items.
- Remove all lids from jars, bottles and plastic containers before putting containers in the recycling bin.
- Large lids e.g. ice cream, butter or margarine can be placed loose in the recycling bin.
- Place small, rigid plastic items inside a milk bottle (e.g. plastic lids and bread tags). 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.
- Some 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.
Tale of Two Bins: Recycling (short video)
The recycling bin tells you what happens to its contents after it is collected from your kerb. You’ll see the processes involved in sorting and separating recyclables at the VISY Recycling Material Recovery Facility and find out the rules for what can and cannot go in this bin.