What goes where
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|What goes in the recycling bin||What 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 packaging||soft plastics: plastic wrap, plastic shopping bags, bubble wrap|
|cardboard: cereal boxes, packing boxes, egg cartons, pizza boxes, toilet paper rolls, tissue boxes, long life cartons||shredded paper and coffee cups|
|paper: magazines, newspaper, office paper, paper bags, envelopes (including those with windows), phone books, paper plates (clean), wrapping paper||drinking glasses or crockery|
|glass: bottles and jars||nappies|
|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 tins||syringes and medical waste|
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 bin||What does not go in the green waste bin|
|branches <10cm diameter||food waste|
|grass clippings||animal waste or kitty litter|
|prunings and flowers||large branches|
|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 bin||What does not go in the general waste bin|
|Food waste, fruit and vegetable peels||items that can be recycled|
|soft plastics: plastic wrap, plastic shopping bags, bubble wrap||garden waste|
|nappies||hazardous materials eg. asbestos|
|hoses||batteries, 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.