A to Z Recycling Guide

Use the A to Z guide to quickly find out what you should place in your kerbside recycling bin.

Remember these points:

  • All containers must be empty
  • No need to rinse, just scrape clean
  • No hazardous chemical containers
  • Keep recycling loose – no plastic bags.

A to Z Recycling Guide

 

 

Click on an item name in the accordion list below for more information.


Glass

Bottles
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Cosmetic Jars
Keep jar and metal lid separate. Place both in the recycling bin.
Jars
Keep jar and metal lid separate. Place both in the recycling bin.
Medicine Bottles
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Vitamin Bottles
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Metal

Aerosol Cans / Hairspray / Insect Spray
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Aluminium Cans
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Aluminium Trays / Foil
Put in kerbside recycling bin. No food scraps - scrape clean.
Bottle Tops
Remove from glass or plastic containers. Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Deodorant Cans
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Food Cans / Pet Food Cans
Put in kerbside recycling bin. No need to rinse, just scrape clean.
Jar Lids
Remove from glass or plastic containers. Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Saucepans / Pots / Frypans
Put in kerbside recycling bin. No glass or Pyrex lids.
Paint Tin
Put in kerbside recycling bin. No liquid - Let paint dry and remove paint.
Paint Spray Cans
Put in kerbside recycling bin. No paint.
Steel Cans
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Mixed Materials

Foil Lined / Juice Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Long-Life Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Stock Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Plastic - Rigid Only

Berry / Fruit Punnet
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Biscuit Tray
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Bottle Top
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Cake Tray
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Compact Disc Case
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO discs.
Cooking Oil Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Detergent Bottle
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Deodorant Roll-On
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Food Tray (not polystyrene)
Put in kerbside recycling bin. Must be rigid plastic, NOT polystyrene.
Hair Product Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Ice Cream Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Laundry Detergent Bottle
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Lunch Box
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Margarine Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Meat Tray (not polystyrene)
Put in kerbside recycling bin. Must be rigid plastic, NOT polystyrene.
Milk Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Plant Pot
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Plate / Bowl / Cup / Cutlery
Put in kerbside recycling bin. Must be rigid plastic, NOT polystyrene.
Reusable Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Rigid Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO motor oil or hazardous chemical containers.
Shampoo / Conditioner Bottle
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Takeaway Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Toy
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO batteries.
Vegetable Punnet
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Vitamin / Medicine Bottle
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Water / Drink Bottle
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Yoghurt Container
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Paper / Cardboard

Advertising Material
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO plastic wrapping.

Book
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Box
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO waxed boxes.
Cardboard
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Cereal Box
Put in kerbside recycling bin. No plastic liner.
Deli / Butchers Paper
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO food scraps
Egg Carton
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Envelopes
Put in kerbside recycling bin. All types including plastic windows.
Gift Wrapping Paper
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Greeting Cards
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Juice Carton
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Laundry Powder Box
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Magazine
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Milk Carton
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Napkin / Serviette
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO food scraps
Newspaper
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Office Paper
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO shredded paper
Paper Bag
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Paper Plate
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO food scraps, just scrape clean.
Phone Book
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Paper Towel Roll
Put in kerbside recycling bin.
Pizza Box
Put in kerbside recycling bin. NO food scraps.
Tissue Box
Put in kerbside recycling bin. All types including plastic opening.
Toilet Paper Roll
Put in kerbside recycling bin.

Common Non-Recyclables

China Crockery
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Clothing
Put in kerbside rubbish bin OR if wearable give to opportunity shop, otherwise use for rags.
Disposable Razor
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Drinking Glass
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Food Scrap
Compost OR worm farm. Some councils have a food waste collection system. Contact your local council.
Green Waste
Goes in the green waste bin.
Meat Tray (polystyrene)
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Metal Wire
Put in kerbside rubbish bin OR contact scrap metal merchant.
Mirror
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Nappies
Put in kerbside rubbish bin OR use reusable cloth nappies.
Polystyrene Cup
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Shoes
Put in kerbside rubbish bin OR if wearable give to opportunity shop.
Strapping (plastic)
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Textiles
Put in kerbside rubbish bin OR if good quality give to opportunity shop, otherwise use for rags.
Toothpaste Tube
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Waxed Box
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.
Window Glass
Put in kerbside rubbish bin.

Recycling soft plastics

Biscuit packets (outer wrapper only)
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Bread bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Bubble wrap (large sheets cut into A3 size pieces)
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Cereal box liners
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Chip and cracker packets (silver lined)
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Chocolate and snack bar wrappers
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Cling wrap - free of food residue
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Confectionery bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Dry pet food bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Frozen food bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.

via REDcycle

Green bags (Polypropylene Bags)
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Ice cream wrappers
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into A3 size pieces)
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Netting citrus bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Newspaper and magazine wrap
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Pasta bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Plastic Australia Post satchels
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Plastic film wrap from grocery items such as nappies and toilet paper
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Plastic sachets and supermarket bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Rice bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Zip lock bags
Can be recycled at participating Coles supermarkets through the REDcycle program. Cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.