Household garbage bin

Everything placed in your red lid garbage bin is sent to landfill where it stays forever. 

A garbage bin is best used as a ‘last resort’ – for items that cannot be recycled.

What goes in your red lid bin:

  • Plastic bags, plastic packets and other soft plastic wrap
  • Nappies
  • Waxed cardboard including milk cartons
  • Food waste (if you don't compost) 
  • Polystyrene
  • Broken glassware and ceramics
  • Old clothing and shoes not worthy of donation
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Other non-recyclable, non-hazardous materials

 

Did you know?
Plastic bags, plastic packets and other soft plastic wrap can be taken to participating Coles and Woolworths for specialised recycling through the redcycle program.