Your recycling bin

Find out what can go in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Items that can go in your yellow lid bin

Image showing examples of cans, foil trays and other metal recyclables
Aluminium and steel cans, empty aerosols and foil trays
Image showing an array of glass bottles and jars ready for recycling
Glass bottles and jars

Plastic cutlery, cups and containers that can be recycled
Plastic cups, cutlery and takeaway food containers
Stack of opened letters and advertising material
Letters, envelopes and advertising material

Flattened cardboard boxes
Variety of containers that can be recycled including margarine, icecream, youghurt and more

Yoghurt, margarine and ice cream containers

An old metal pot with two handles and a rusty old frypan
Metal pots and pans (no glass lids)
Stack of newspapers and magazines to be recycled

Newspapers and magazines

Variety of storage containers and bowls
Plastic food storage containers and bowls
Plastic truck and bucket and spade
Plastic toys (no batteries)

Image of various plastic bottles that can be recycled
Plastic milk, juice and detergent bottles
Plant Map
Rigid plastic bottles and plastic plant pots

Stack of two Yellow pages phone books and various work/school papers
Work, school papers and phone books
Cartons you can recycle in your yellow lid bin
Milk and juice cartons

Image of the top of a yellow lid recycling bin with two orange arrows pointing in and the words 'Items must be loose - no plastic bags!' written over an image of plastic bags and a red circle with a line through it to reinforce this message

*Please keep plastic bags out of your recycling bin. Plastic bags can be only be recycled through participating supermarkets.

Use the online waste guide to find your disposal and recycling options for a wide range of items.


Put your recycling bin out for collection every fortnight. See collection calendar.

Your bin should not exceed 70 kilograms in weight.

Page last updated: Friday, 23 June 2017