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What can I put in my bins?

Check below to see what to put in what bin. This helps to reduce waste that goes to landfill and improves recycling. 

General waste bin

Dark green lid - general waste bin

The waste from your general waste bin is turned into soil enhancer at the Resource Recovery Facility (RRF) in Neerbup.

  • Food waste
  • Dirty paper and cardboard
  • Shredded paper
  • Grass clippings and leaves
  • Pet droppings
  • Unrepairable clothing
  • Nappies and sanitary items


  • Glass or ceramics - put in recycling
  • Building materials (sand, rocks, bricks) - drop off at disposal point
  • Hazardous waste - drop off at recycling point
  • Batteries - drop off at battery recycling point
  • Liquids (including oil or paint)
Recycling bin image

Yellow lid - recycling bin

Contents from your recycling bin are sorted at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF) before being reprocessed into new products.

  • Glass bottles/jar (broken and whole)
  • Clean paper, magazines and cardboard
  • Clean cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Steel/aluminium cans (clean and empty)
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Plastic bottles/containers (clean, empty and with no lids)


  • Plastic bags - return to supermarket
  • Green waste or food waste - put in general waste bin
  • Hazardous waste - drop off at recycling point
  • Textiles/clothing - donate to charity if in good condition
  • Nappies - put in general waste bin

A to Z Waste and Recycling Guide

If you are still unsure of what items go into what bin, check out our A to Z waste and recycling guide by clicking below:

A to Z Waste and recycling guide

Hazardous Waste Disposal

For information on the dispostal of hazardous waste, please click below.

Hazardous Waste Disposal