What goes in the bins

The Council has introduced an expanded kerbside collection service that includes organics and rubbish bins, in addition to the recycling bin and Council branded rubbish bag collection. Find out what we can and can't take in each of the bins:

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We Take:

  • General household waste
  • Plastic types 3, 4, 6 and 7
  • All soft plastic including biscuit trays, shopping bags and wrappers
  • Plastic lids
  • Tetra Pak and liquid cartons like soy, milk, stock or yoghurt cartons
  • Non compostable garden waste like cabbage tree and flax leaves
  • Old shoes and clothing
  • Wrapped broken glass or china

Please note that there is a 70kg weight restriction on your rubbish bin, and a 15kg limit for Council bags.

We Take:

  • Garden waste, prunings, branches, leaves, grass clippings and weeds
  • Food waste such as bread, dairy products, fruit, fish, vegetables, meats and bones
  • Coffee grinds and tea bags
  • Food soiled cardboard containers like pizza boxes, paper hand towels, serviettes
  • Shredded paper
  • Paper items smaller than an envelope, apart from till receipts (these may have a thermal or plastic film making them difficult to break down)

Please do not put garden or food waste in plastic, compostable or biodegradable bags.

Please note that there is a 70kg weight restriction on your recycling bin.

We Take:

  • Rigid plastic household bottles and containers plastic types 1, 2 and 5 (without lids and no smaller than a yoghurt pottle or larger than 3L)
  • Clean, flat cardboard
  • Aluminium cans
  • Metal tins
  • Aerosols
  • Glass bottles and jars without lids
  • Clean mixed paper (no smaller than an envelope)

Please make sure items are loose in the bin, not in bags.

Find out about the recycling process.

There is a 70kg weight restriction on your recycling bin. If it exceeds this, it may not get collected.

Continued contamination of the recycling bin may result in the withdrawal of the service.

We Don't Take:

  • Explosives and flammable material
  • Batteries of any kind
  • Automotive products, paints and solvents
  • Household cleaners
  • Liquid and dry chemicals

Domestic quantities of household batteries, cleaners, paints and solvents, garden sprays and chemicals, used engine oil and other automotive products and domestic hazardous wastes in general can be dropped off at the transfer stations to be safely disposed of for free.

Find out more about hazardous waste here.

We Don't Take:

  • Compostable or biodegradable bags or packaging
  • Flax or cabbage tree leaves
  • Noxious plants or weeds
  • Plastic bags, food wrap, containers or pot plants
  • Timber, sawdust or ash
  • Animal waste or dead animals
  • Glass, metal, stones or bricks

We Don't Take:

  • Plastic types 3, 4, 6 or 7
  • Plastic film, wrappers, shopping bags or any soft plastic
  • Small yoghurt pottles or anything smaller regardless of the plastic type
  • Plastic type 5 containers that have contained agricultural or toxic chemicals or engine oil
  • Non-rigid plastics of any plastic type (like biscuit or sushi trays)
  • Liquid cartons or Tetra Pak
  • Shredded paper or paper items smaller than an envelope
  • Window glass, perfume bottles
  • Compostable or biodegradable packaging
  • Takeaway cups
  • Any lids from containers, bottles or jars.
  • Liquids or food
  • Polystyrene
  • Foil or other metals (e.g. aluminium pans)
  • Window glass or light bulbs
  • Clothes, shoes or toys
  • Batteries of any kind (household quantities can be dropped at the transfer station for free)
  • Any pot plant containers, regardless of the plastic type (these can be dropped at the Southbrook Resource Recovery Park for free)