How to sort your waste correctly

Green lid bins

Your green-lidded bin is collected weekly and is for non-recyclable household rubbish, including:

  • Food scraps
  • Nappies, wipes and sanitary products
  • Garden organic waste
  • Kitty litter and pet waste

Yellow lid bins

Your yellow-lidded bin is collected fortnightly and is for recyclable items, which are taken to a facility to be sorted into their different material types (e.g. glass, paper, steel and plastic). Please use this bin for:

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium & steel cans and tins
  • Plastic containers 1-7
  • Cardboard and paper (no shredded paper)
  • Liquid paperboard (e.g. milk and juice cartons)

Helpful tips

  • Only loose items can be placed in the recycling bin - bagged items cannot be recycled
  • Rinse all jars, bottles and containers - used dish washing water can be used for this
  • Please don’t put batteries, globes or chemicals in your bins! These items are classified as hazardous waste and can be harmful once they enter the wrong waste stream. Click here to find out what to do with these items.

  • Still unsure of which items go in which bin? See our A to Z Disposal Guide below for a complete breakdown of all waste products.

More Information

For more information please contact the City's Waste and Recycling Team on 9273 6543 or email