Please make sure your bin is out the night before collection and leave it out until it is emptied.
Your yellow recycling bin takes plastics with the recycling symbol 1 2, and 5, paper, cardboard, tin cans, and aerosols.
- Do not place recyclables in plastic bags.
- Do not place glass or waxed cardboard in your yellow bin.
- Take soft plastics to supermarkets for REDCYCLE.
- Wash out containers to reduce odours.
- Remove lids. Most lids, even metal ones, are made from mixed materials and not accepted by our processor.
Put plastic and metal lids in the red landfill bin.
What do recycling symbols with numbers mean?
On most plastic bottles, jars, containers and other packaging, you’ll find the recycling symbol with a number in the middle, and sometimes letters underneath.
The number in the triangle identifies what kind of plastic the item is made from, NOT whether it is recyclable.
We are only collecting plastic we know can be recycled here in Australia so only 1 and 2 go in your yellow recycling bin.
If in doubt, leave it out of your recycling bin and put it in the red landfill bin.
Recycling other items
You can recycle many items that cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Visit Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You to search for helpful recycling solutions.
For tips on how to avoid waste visit sustainability.vic.gov.au.
Where does your Recycling go?
It is collected in a truck and taken for processing at Materials Recovery Facility where the recyclable materials are sorted and remanufactured into new cardboard, paper, plastic products and aluminium cans.