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
  • Non compostable garden waste like cabbage tree and flax leaves
  • Old shoes
  • Wrapped broken glass or china

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
  • Paper items smaller than an envelope, apart from till receipts

We Take:

  • Rigid plastic household bottles and containers plastic types 1, 2 and 5 (without lids)
  • Clean, flat cardboard
  • Aluminium cans, metal tins and 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.

We Don't Take:

  • Explosives and flammable material
  • Automotive products, paints and solvents
  • Household cleaners
  • Liquid and dry chemicals

Household quantities of these items can be dropped off at the transfer stations to be safely disposed of for free (up to 20kg or 20l).

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

We Don't Take:

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

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

Please do not put garden or food waste in bags.

We Don't Take:

  • Plastic types 3, 4, 6 or 7
  • Plastic film, wrappers, shopping bags or any soft plastic
  • 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)
  • Paper items smaller than an envelope
  • Compostable packaging
  • Takeaway cups
  • Any lids from containers, bottles or jars.
  • Liquids or food
  • Polystyrene
  • Foil or other metals (e.g. pans)
  • Window glass or light bulbs
  • Clothes, shoes or toys
  • Batteries
  • Any pot plant containers

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.