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Red rubbish bin

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Household waste that cannot be placed in the recycling bin or the food and garden organics bin should be placed in the red rubbish bin.  Red bin waste goes straight to landfill and should be the bin of last resort - make the red bin your last option and use the green and yellow first so your red bin won't burst!

These items CAN go into your red rubbish bin:

  • general waste
  • plastic bags or drop off soft plastics at your local Redcycle bin at Coles supermarkets
  • packets, wrappers, cling wrap and bubble wrap
  • nappies and sanitary waste, wrapped tightly and stored in well-sealed bags
  • pet waste, kitty litter
  • foam, polystyrene
  • mirrors, ceramics, cookware and drinking glasses

DO NOT put these items into your Red Rubbish Bin:

  • food and garden waste
  • recyclables
  • building materials
  • syringes
  • oil or paint
  • gas bottles
  • hazardous or chemical waste 
  • medical waste

 Download the Red Bin Fact Sheet688KB pdf(PDF, 688KB)

 Download Your Bin Guide2MB pdf(PDF, 2MB)

Did you know?

  • By sorting your waste correctly (food and garden into green, and recycling into yellow) you can reduce your red bin rubbish by up to half.
  • Council accepts the following for FREE at its waste transfer stations:  bulk cardboard, glass bottles and aluminium cans, oil, hazardous materials including paint, e-waste, gas bottles, and scrap metals such as whitegoods.
  • Syringes can be dropped off at Council waste facilities or refer to a safe sharp location near you.
  • Bulky garden waste can be dropped off at Council waste transfer stations for a small fee to help cover the costs of transport, processing, staffing and energy costs.
  • Goods and materials such as books, clothing, furniture, appliances and building materials should be separated and taken for reuse to opportunity shops, secondhand dealers and building material recyclers.
  • Plastic bags can be recycled at your local Redcycle drop off at Coles supermarkets

View our red rubbish bin video.


This page was last updated on: 13 June 2018