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Sorting your waste correctly means we can recover more resources.
See below for tips on what can go in your red, yellow or green bin.
Check out our waste and recycling A to Z for a full list of what waste goes where.
Waste and recycling AtoZ list
Your red landfill bin is collected fortnightly and is for waste that is not reusable or recyclable and ends up buried in landfill.
Your yellow recycling bin is picked up fortnightly.
Putting the wrong item in your bin can cause contamination. This may result in your recycling being sent to landfill. Small items can get stuck in recycling machinery and create hazards.
More tips to help you #RecycleRight
Your green organics bin is collected weekly.
By using you green organics bin, you are helping to keep over 4,500 tonnes of organic waste out of landfill each year.
Your green organics are processed into compost and used by local farmers and gardeners to improve soils and produce our food.
The best way to collect your food scraps at home is by using a kitchen caddy. You can get a caddy:
You can either:
Yes! You can line it with a certified compostable bag liner
Yes! You can line your caddy with newspaper
Yes! You can line your caddy with nothing
No plastic, degradable or biodegradable bags in your green bin
Compostable bags must be certified to Australian Standard AS-4736 so that they break down in the commercial composting process. You will know if they are compostable because there will be an image of the seedling logo.
No plastic, degradable or biodegradable bags should be put in your green organics bin.