What you can put in your recycling
Find out what you can and can't put in your kerbside recycling bin.
What you can put in your recycling bin
- Aluminium and tin cans
- Plastic numbered 1 and 2 (bottles and containers)
- Flat cardboard and paper (envelopes, magazines, junk mail and egg cartons)
- Glass bottles and jars (not broken)
What you can't put in your recycling bin
- Anything contaminated with food - rinse it first
- Aluminium foil, sachets and food trays
- Appliances - take them to Earthlink
- Batteries - put single use batteries (button and alkaline batteries) in your rubbish and save others for a hazardous waste collection day
- Baby car seats - take them to a SeatSmart recycling site and pay $15
- Cardboard in large quantities like TV or fridge packaging - take to a recycling station
- Cartons - juice and milk
- Ceramic - cups and plates
- Clothing - use local clothing bins
- Computers including parts and accessories (take to Earthlink for e-waste re-use and repair or OfficeMax TechCollect)
- Food scraps - try composting
- Glass - including broken pieces, ceramic, frosted, Pyrex, glass from windows or drinking glasses.
- Kitchen utensils made from plastic, metal and wood - take to Earthlink or op shops
- Light bulbs
- Meat trays (any kind) including trays made of polystyrene and plastic 1,2,3,4,5,6 and 7
- Nappies (any kind)
- Plastic numbered 3,4,5,6 and 7
- Plastic toys - take to op shops if still usable
- Polystyrene (cups, containers and packaging)
- Soft plastics (bread bags, bubble wrap, chip packets, ice cream wrappers, plastic wrap/clingfilm) - take to a soft plastics collection point near you.
- Waxed paper
- Wood including toys and utensils - take to op shops.