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Recycling (yellow lid)

yellow lid bin - allowed

Recycling right

Your recycling (yellow lid) bin is collected fortnightly on the same day as your waste (blue lid) bin (alternate week to your organics bin).

Need a reminder for which bin to put out and when? Download the My Local Services App.

Waste Hotline: 8295 5077

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What days are my bins collected?

Download our My Local Services app for your phone and always know which bin to put out and when. This feature also provides ‘push notifications’ as a reminder to put your bin out.

Or you can enter your address in our "Address Search" on our Map to find out about your collection day.

The waste and recycling booklet (delivered to households annually) also includes information on when/how to
present your bins for collection:

Kerbside Waste & Recycling Calendar and Guide (7889 kb)


What CAN go in the recycling (yellow lid) bin?

  • yellow lid bin - allowedPaper and cardboard (newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, egg cartons, cardboard boxes - residential quantities only, and flattened);
  • Liquid paperboard cartons (eg juice & milk cartons - rinsed);
  • Glass bottles and jars (rinsed and lids off - lids need to be put in the waste (blue lid) bin);
  • Aluminium and steel cans;
  • All rigid plastic containers (eg plastic drink bottles, detergent bottles, yoghurt, ice cream and margarine containers - rinsed and lids off).
  • Foil from chocolate Easter eggs.

Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for further information about what item goes in what bin.

What CAN'T go in the recycling (yellow lid) bin?

  • yellow lid bin - not allowedNo plastic bags;
  • No car parts or gas bottles;
  • No garden waste;
  • No food scraps;
  • No nappies;
  • No mirrors, light globes or window glass;
  • DO NOT put your recycling into plastic bags.

Check the A-Z of Waste & Recycling for further information about what item goes in what bin.

Recycle products to save natural resources;
Close the loop and buy recycled products;
Use your recycling (yellow lid) bin to recycle your household recyclables.

Waste (blue lid)

Organics (green lid)

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Bin placement at the kerb

Correct bin placement picture

To ensure your bins are emptied on your scheduled collection day, you need to:

  • Put the bins out by 6.00am on the day of pick up and bring them back in within 24 hours of collection;
  • Face each bin in the right direction - wheels towards the house;
  • Keep a minimum of 30cm clear around each bin;
  • Place them where they will not unreasonably impede pedestrians and road users;
  • Place the right material in the right bin (See Sections 3-6 for more information);
  • Be sure your waste is not packed too tightly;
  • Don't overfill your bin (max. weight 75 kg) and make sure the bin lid is closed.

Correct bin placement 

Recycling Tips

  • recycling itemsRemove all lids from jars, bottles and plastic containers before putting them in the recycling (yellow lid) bin;
  • Rinse containers as necessary - save water by using left over dishwater;
  • Place recycling loose into your recycling (yellow lid) bin;
  • Leave newspapers and cardboard unbundled and loose in the recycling (yellow lid) bin;
  • Do not put your recycling in plastic bags;
  • Keep recyclables of different materials separate from one another eg do not place cans in boxes;
  • Videotapes, strapping, string, rope, soft plastics and chip packets can get caught in machinery, causing breakdowns at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) so please put these items into the waste (blue lid) bin.

Stop the Junk Mail

The Distribution Standards Board provides one free of charge reflective sticker, on receipt of a stamped return addressed envelope to:

DSB Sticker,
Suite 6,
151 Barkly Avenue
Richmond Victoria 3121.

Bin Issues - Contact Information

Please contact Customer Contact on 8408 1111 for:

  • Theft of bins;
  • New or replacement bins.

Please contact the Waste Hotline 8295 5077 for:

  • Collection enquiries - including missed collections;
  • Damage to bins;
  • Conduct and courtesy of vehicle drivers;
  • Any other waste related enquiries.
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