Recycling bins

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What goes into the yellow recycling bin?

Rule number 1: Please remember to empty your recycling into the bin loose. Plastic bags and soft plastics cannot be recycled.

If you are unsure about the difference between a hard plastic items and a soft plastic, check out our Plastic Recycling Rules page.

Not sure which items can go into your recycling bin?  Watch our video to find out more.


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  • Aluminium cans
  • Old newspapers and magazines
  • Paper and cardboard
  • Printed promotional material (junk mail) and envelopes
  • Hard plastic bottles and containers
  • Clean plastic plant pots
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Plastic bags and soft plastic film like cling wrap
  • Unwanted clothing items like shoes and jumpers
  • Garden waste
  • Food scraps
  • Batteries and broken electronics
  • Smashed or broken glassware or plates

What happens to the waste from recycling bins?

The items from your recycling bin are sorted at the Visy Recycling Materials Recovery Facility in Banyule. Recycling services remain unchanged, and all recycling continues to be separated, recycled and diverted from landfill. Find out more via the link below.

Council does not support incineration of waste including recyclables.

Have you pledged to recycle right?

Don’t forget to take the pledge to recycle right to help us raise awareness about recycling and find out how easy it is for us to make a real difference in reducing our recyclable items going to landfill.

Take the pledge to recycle right today!

Waste reduction programs

Visit our waste reduction programs page via the link below to discover some of the ways you can reduce your waste with very little effort.