What Goes In What Bin?


​Recycling bin

All recyclables must be clean and empty before being placed in the yellow lid recycling bin. No compost or waste/rubbish goes into your recycling bin.

What to put in your recycling bin

There are many items which can be recycled, including:

​Aerosol cans - empty only​Junk mail
​Aluminium cans​Magazines
​Books​Margarine tubs
​Bottles and jars (lids go in the refuse bin)​Milk bottles
​Cardboard and paperboard​Newspapers
​Cereal boxes​Office paper
​Coffee cans​Pet food tins
​Computer paper​Phone books
​Cosmetic jars (lids go in the refuse bin)​Plastics (numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6 only)
​Drink bottles​Sandwich spread bottles / jars
​Drink cans​Shampoo / conditioner bottles
​Envelopes, including window​Soft drink / water bottles (numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6 only)
​Foil trays​Steel / tin cans
​Food cans​Toilet roll inners
​Greeting cards​Wine bottles
​Ice cream containers​Wrapping paper
​Juice containers (no plasticised cardboard cartons)​Yoghurt containers

Refer to this handy quick reference sticker on the inside of your bin lid:


Refuse bin​

Everything that is waste or rubbish goes into your red lid refuse bin. No compost or recycling should go into your refuse bin.

What to put in your refuse bin

​Animal droppings in plastic​Oil containers
​Band aids / dressings​Paint tins
​Batteries - alkaline​Pens, pencils, felts, crayon
​Bread bags​Plastic wrap
​Carbon paper​Plastics - all flexible
​Cassette tapesPlasticised cardboard cartons
​CeramicsPlate glass ​
​Cigarette endsPolystyrene meat trays
​Cooking oils and fats (wrapped in paper)​Pyrex
​Cutlery - plastic​Supermarket bags
​Disposable nappies​Takeaway cups
​Foam boxes / meat traysToothbrushes
​Kitty litter​Toothpaste tubes
​Light bulbs excl. ecobulbs​Treated timber
​Lolly wrappers​Vacuum dust
​Matchboxes​Waxed paper
​Multi-material packaging​Window glass / mirrors

What NOT to put in your refuse bin

  • Aluminium cans
  • Ammunition
  • Ashes - unless they are cold (i.e. have stood for at least two days). This is very important!
  • Cardboard
  • Glass bottles (green, white, brown)
  • Hazardous materials
  • Liquids (including oil)
  • Medical waste
  • Paper
  • Plastics (numbered 1,2,3,4,5,6)
  • Steel cans
Page reviewed: 13 Jan 2020 8:35am