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Recycling Bin

What goes in the recycling binWhat does not go in the recycling bin
hard plastics: cleaning product bottles, detergent bottles, shampoo/conditioner bottles, berry punnets, biscuit trays, cake trays (plastic), bottles (e.g. milk, cordial, juice, soft drink), ice cream containers, margarine containers, plastic crockery (eg. disposable plates), takeaway food containers, yoghurt containers, plant pots (small), compact disc case (no discs), hard plastic packagingsoft plastics: plastic wrap, plastic shopping bags, bubble wrap
cardboard: cereal boxes, packing boxes, egg cartons, pizza boxes, toilet paper rolls, tissue boxes, long life cartonsshredded paper and coffee cups
paper: magazines, newspaper, office paper, paper bags, envelopes (including those with windows), phone books, paper plates (clean), wrapping paperdrinking glasses or crockery
glass: bottles and jarsnappies
Aluminium: aluminium baking trays, cake trays, drink cans, foil (clean and rolled/scrunched into a loose ball)hoses
Metal: food cans, pet food cans, aerosol spray cans (e.g. deodorant, hair spray, air freshener), aerosol cans (cooking/baking spray, whipped cream), cooking oil tins (up to 5 litres), formula tinssyringes and medical waste
 polystyrene

Tips for using your yellow bin

  • Place recyclables loose in your recycling bin
  • Give jars and bottles a quick rinse before placing them in the recycling bin
  • Leave lids on plastic bottles
  • keep your bin under 80kg

Where does your recyclable waste go?

From your kerb, the recyclable material is sent off to the Material Recovery Facility (MRF) operated by Kurrajong Recyclers on Chaston Street. As we place all materials in the bin together, the different recyclable items need to be sorted into their particular waste type. eg plastics, paper, metal.  This waste is sorted both by hand and sophisticated machinery.  Learn more about Kurrajong Recyclers and what can go in your bin on Recycle Night.

Once sorted the material is bundled up, sold and distributed all around the country and overseas where these materials will be turned into new products.

Green Waste Bin

What goes in the green waste binWhat does not go in the green waste bin
weedsplastic bags
branches <10cm diameterfood waste
grass clippingsanimal waste or kitty litter
prunings and flowerslarge branches
leavesdirt/soil
small sticks plastic pots
 building waste or bricks

Tips for using your Green Waste Bin:

  • Keep your bin under 80kg
  • Place garden waste loose in your green waste bin

Where does your green waste go?

Once collected, your garden waste is taken to the Gregadoo Waste Management Centre where the material is chipped down to smaller pieces. The resulting material is used as night cover for the landfill and in land rehabilitation.

General Waste Bin

What goes in the general waste binWhat does not go in the general waste bin
Food waste, fruit and vegetable peelsitems that can be recycled
soft plastics: plastic wrap, plastic shopping bags, bubble wrapgarden waste
nappieshazardous materials eg. asbestos
hosesbatteries, light globes, mobile phones
animal waste and kitty litter 
takeaway coffee cups 
drinking glasses or crockery 

Tips for using your red bin:

  • Keep your red bin in a shaded position if possible to avoid smells
  • Freeze meat and seafood and place in the general waste bin on bin night
  • Keep your bin under 60kg

Where does your general waste go?

Once your 120L general waste bin is collected it makes its way to Gregadoo Waste Management Centre where the truck offloads this waste in to landfill. Ensure you correctly sort your waste to prevent recyclable items ending up in landfill.