Recycling saves money—the more we recycle, the less we pay to the Victoria Government for waste going into landfill. It also reduces greenhouse gas—the more materials going into landfill, the more greenhouse gases we produce.
One contaminated bin can send the entire truck load to landfill
If you put rubbish into your recycling bin, you can cross-contaminate the entire load collected by a recycling truck, which destroys everyone's efforts. Follow the guide below to check what is acceptable for your recycling bin.
Items accepted in your recycling bin:
- Paper, including envelopes, newspapers, magazines, flyers
- Aluminium and tin cans
- Milk, juice and egg cartons
- Plastic containers and bottles with codes 1 to 7 (including lids)
- Cardboard boxes, cereal and food boxes
- Glass bottles and jars (including lids)
- Any plastics with the codes 1 to 7
DO NOT put in your recycling bin:
- plastic bags, wraps or packaging
- household or food waste
- broken glass or ceramics
- polystyrene or foam trays
- clothing or shoes
- garden organics
- vacuum dust
- hot or cold coals
Council also accepts a range of items at its Transfer Stations for recycling purposes.