A-Z of what goes in which bin

Not sure which bin to use to recycle right? Here's an A-Z listing of all the items that can be disposed of in your bins or dropped off at a waste facility.

If you're looking too find which bin to put out for collection this week, check your collection day.

You can keep the A-Z guide and your bin collection calendar handy on your mobile phone by downloading our free WasteInfo App on your iOS or Android device. 

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Aerosol cans

Place in yellow bin. Cans must be emptied before placing in the bin.

Aluminium cans

Place in yellow bin. Cans must be empty and clean before placing in the bin.

Aluminium foil/containers

Place in red bin.

Aluminium foil and containers cannot be recycled as they cannot make it through the conveyor belts and equipment at the Materials Recovery Facility.

Asbestos

Asbestos is only accepted at Cairncoss Waste Management Facility from 8am to 3pm - Monday to Friday* and a booking must be made 24 hours prior to drop-off. Call 6585 0738 to make a booking and find out more about how to safely secure your load.
*Asbestos drop-off is not available on weekends or public holidays

Ash

Place in green bin.

Baskets and buckets

Woven baskets and plastic laundry baskets in good condition can be donated to your local charity store. Baskets and buckets in poor condition can be placed in the red bin if they will fit. Otherwise, these can be taken to one of our waste facilities.

Batteries - single use & rechargeable

Drop off for free at a waste facility.

Do not place in domestic bins as they are harmful to the environment.

Battery - car

Drop off for free at a waste facility.

Do not place in domestic bins as car batteries have specific risks and must be recycled separately.

Bicycles / bikes

Working bicycles can be donated to your local charity. Non-working bicycles can be taken to a waste facility.

If you have numerous large items, you may wish to book a pay-as-you-go kerbside collection service.

Bones

Place meat bones, raw and cooked, in the green bin and kitchen tidy bin.

Books

Place in yellow bin.

Hint: Non damaged books can be donated to a charity shop for reuse.

Bottle tops and lids

Place in red bin

These should not be put in the yellow bin as they are too small to make it though the equipment at the Materials Recovery Facility

Bottles

Place in yellow bin. Clear, brown and green glass bottles and jars only, all must be rinsed. Avoid breaking.

Note: Broken glass, lids and bottle tops should be placed in the red bin.

Bread, cakes, pasta, rice

Place in green bin

Bubble wrap

Place in red bin.
Alternatively you can place A3 size pieces in the RedCycle bin at any Coles or Woolworths.

Building materials

Building materials can be taken to a waste facility.

Hint: If you are doing home renovations you can save money on disposal costs by sorting your load.

Car parts

Talk to your local second hand car yard, car ‘wreckers’ or take them to a waste facility. No car parts should ever be placed in domestic bins.

Cardboard

Place in yellow bin.

Hint: Boxes should be collapsed to maximise space.

Carpet

Small amounts of carpet can be placed into your red bin, where it will be sent to landfill.

Larger quantities of carpet can be taken to a waste facility.

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