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.

Use the Wheelie Bins App to find out what goes in each bin and get reminders to take the bins out each week.

Yellow bin

What can go in the yellow bin

  • Paper and cardboard: magazines, cardboard boxes, junk mail, newspapers or books
  • Metals: aluminium cans, metal tins (lids in the red bin) or aerosol cans
  • Glass: clean glass bottles or jars (lids in the red bin).
  • Plastics: clean hard plastic household containers and bottles (lids in the red bin).

 

Everything else goes in your red or green wheelie bin, or to your nearest EcoDrop.

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:

Topless

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.

Clean

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

Loose

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

  • household appliances, tools or machinery
  • clothing, shoes or bedding 
  • gas bottles, fire extinguishers or batteries
  • soft plastics, plastic film or plastic bags
  • coat hangers, foil or metal objects
  • light bulbs, window glass, drinking glasses or crockery
  • liquids, food or cooking oil
  • disposable coffee cups, liquid cartons or polystyrene
  • wet paper or used paper towels
  • paint, automotive products, dry chemicals
  • dead animals or pets