Yellow bin
Fact sheet


Yellow bin for recycling

The yellow lidded bin is a fortnightly collection for household recyclables. Recyclables from the yellow bin are taken to a material recovery facility where they are sorted and bailed for recycling. By sorting recyclables into the yellow bin we can reduce these items going to our landfill and keep costs down.

Helpful hints

  • gain bin space by flattening boxes
  • remove lids and rinse food from containers to reduce odours
  • never put broken glass into your yellow bin - recycling is sorted by hand
  • these recyclables are also accepted free of charge at all Council waste facilities
  • a Recycling Upsize to a larger 360 litre yellow bin is available for $10 a year

What can go in the yellow bin?

  • metal tins, cans and empty aerosols
  • glass bottles and jars
  • plastic bottles and containers (numbered 1-7)
  • cardboard boxes, milk and juice cartons
  • paper, newspaper, magazines and junk mail

What can't go in the yellow bin?

  • No plastic bags
  • No foam or polystyrene
  • No cords, wire or appliances
  • No ceramics, pyrex or drinking glasses
  • No mirrors, window glass or lighting
  • No nappies or medical waste