Should it be recycled?

18 May 2021

Before you put anything in your recycling bin, take a minute to check if it can actually be recycled. Any items in your recycling bin that are NOT recyclable could mean that everything in that bin ends up going into the waste stream and into landfill. Not only does this reduce the amount of recycling that Council is able to send to recycling centres, but it also costs the rate payer in fees to dispose of the waste.

You will also need to consider the size and cleanliness of any items you want to recycle, as plastic and tins have to be less than 3 litres.

This is what you can put into your recycling bin:

  • Plain paper and cardboard (anything shiny has a plastic coating so that goes into the rubbish bin).
  • Plastics that have the number 1, 2 & 5 on them. Their lids have to go into the rubbish bin.
  • Tin and aluminium cans.

Make sure that anything you put in the bin is clean and loose in the bin.

Glass bottles and jars can be recycled at Council Transfer stations or need to be put in the rubbish bin.

A downloadable poster to remind you of what goes in which bin is available here.

Should it be recycled?