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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14 Result(s) Found

Paint - solvent based

If you have large amounts of paint, consider donating it to a community organisation that can use it.

Drop off up to 20 litres for free at a waste facility

Hint - solvent based paint can be identified by the red flammable logo on the tin and must be disposed of separately from water based paint.

Paint - water based

If you have large amounts of paint, consider donating it to a community organisation that can use it.

Drop off up to 20 litres for free at a waste facility

Paper

Place in yellow bin.

Paper (shredded)

Place in red bin. It should not be placed in the yellow recycling bin as this is sorted by hand and shredded paper will not be processed.

Paper towel (soiled or clean)

Place in red bin.

Pens and pencils

Place in red bin.

Pet food

Place in green bin.

Pet waste / animal droppings / faeces

Place in red bin.

Hint: Pet waste (dog poo) can be buried in your garden. If you decide to put it in the red bin, bag or double-bag it securely to prevent smells and flies.

Phone books

Place in yellow bin.

Pizza boxes

Empty pizza boxes, containing no food scraps, can be recycled in your yellow bin.

Pizza boxes containing food scraps cannot be recycled and should be placed into your green bin.

Plant pots (plastic)

Place in red bin.

Plants, cuttings and prunings

Place in green bin. Examples include: lawn clippings, prunings, small sticks, twigs, flowers and leaves. No large stumps or branches.

Remember: Please don't place green waste in your Red Bin as it will be landfilled and generate methane, 24 times more potent as a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

Plastic bags

Place in red bin. They must not be placed in the yellow or green bins.

Plastics: numbers 1-7

Place in yellow bin. Plastic bottles and containers – numbers 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
Hint: Rinse containers with water to reduce odours before placing in the bin.

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