By putting the right stuff in the yellow bin, you’re making it possible for us to recycle. Remember to give your bottles and containers a rinse, make sure they are loose and put the lids in the red bin. Your recycling bin is collected every two weeks.
Putting the right clean items in the yellow bin helps to keep our recycling quality high. This means the recycling markets, where we sell our recycling, are more likely to buy it when compared to lower quality recycling.
If we lose access to any of our recycling markets, either here or overseas, it’s likely that we will have to send this material to landfill. It costs much more to send material to landfill than to recycle it.
Learn more about what happens to your recycling once it leaves your gate(external link).
The only items that can go in the yellow bin are:
Remember to put the lids in the red bin. It's important that all bottles and containers have the tops or lids removed and to put any lids in the red bin.
Make sure only the right stuff goes into your yellow bin. If the wrong stuff goes into the yellow bin, the entire truckload may have to go to landfill. Take a look at how good we have been(external link).
Download the Wheelie Bins App or print off this handy recycling guide [PDF, 406 KB] if you need a reminder on how to bin good with recycling.
Anything else needs to go in your red or green wheelie bin, or you can drop it for free at nearest EcoDrop.