The yellow recycling bin is collected every two weeks. It is important to check what can be disposed of in the bin as many products are recyclable but are not able to be processed at the recycling facility.

Soft plastics, such as shopping and food bags, must now go in your red rubbish bin. 

Yellow binWhat can go in the yellow bin

  • Paper and cardboard – all clean paper, magazines, cardboard, junk mail, newspapers (plastic wrap removed) phone books, paperback and hardcover books.
  • Metals – aluminium cans, metal tins (lids in the red bin) and aerosols.
  • Glass – clean glass bottles and jars (lids in the red bin).
  • Plastics – clean hard plastic household containers and bottles (lids in the red bin).

How to sort your recycling

A common mistake made with plastic bottles and containers is leaving the tops and lids on. We advise that you keep recycling:


Lids and bottle tops are often made from a different type of plastic and contaminate the recyclable product. Remove lids and place in the red bin.


Food and drink residue contaminate recyclable material. A quick rinse before placing in the recycling bin is greatly appreciated.


Plastic bottles and containers are sorted using an optical sorter, which identifies the shape of the product. Sorters are unable to open individual bags of recycling so keep recycling loose and uncrushed in the bin. Remember to also put your plastic bags in the red bin. 

What can't go in your yellow bin

Use the Wheelie Bins App to find out what goes in each bin.