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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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.

Cellophane

Place in red bin. REDcycle has temporarily paused its soft plastics collection program from 9 November 2022. Please dispose of your soft plastics in landfill, as there will be no recovery from Coles and Woolworths stores at this time.

Ceramics

Place in red bin. Ceramics cannot be recycled. Examples of ceramic items include, crockery, plates, cups and saucers, table wear, serving wear, porcelain and china.

Chemicals

Hazardous materials must not be placed in domestic bins because they are dangerous to residents, waste collectors, landfill staff and the environment. Drop off for free at a waste facility*.

*Up to 20 litres can be dropped off. If quantities exceed 20 litres, charges will apply.

Clean Fill/VENM

Clean fill or virgin excavated natural material (VENM) cannot be disposed of in domestic or commercial bins. This can be taken to the Cairncross Waste Management Facility. For large volumes please contact council prior to disposal.

Cling wrap

Place in red bin. REDcycle has temporarily paused its soft plastics collection program from 9 November 2022. Please dispose of your soft plastics in landfill, as there will be no recovery from Coles and Woolworths stores at this time.

Clothing / Textiles

Clothing in good condition can be donated to a charity or dropped off at Port Macquarie Domestic Waste Facility. Clothing or textiles not in good condition should be placed in the Red Bin.

Coffee cups

Place in red bin. Coffee cups (either polystyrene or paper with a plastic coating) cannot be recycled.
Hint: Buy and use a reusable coffee cup. Your café can make your coffee directly into your own cup.

Coffee grounds

Place in the green bin.

Coffee pods

Place in the red bin.

Concrete & Bricks

Concrete and bricks are only accepted at the Cairncross Waste Management Facility.

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

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