Recycling and glass-only public place bins

Glass-only public place bins

Please continue to keep glass out of your recycling bins (yellow lid) until your glass-only bin is delivered. 

Until then, please continue to use the glass-only public place bins at the following locations:

  • Darraweit Guim: CFA Shed, Francis Lane
  • Gisborne: Sankey Reserve, Aitken Street
  • Kyneton: Transfer Station, Redesdale Road
  • Lancefield: old court house, Chauncey Street
  • Macedon: JD Clifford Reserve, Greene Street
  • Malmsbury: corner Mollison Street and Ellesmere Place
  • Riddells Creek: Scout Hall, Sutherlands Road
  • Romsey: Transfer Station, Johnston Court
  • Tylden: community hall, Tylden-Woodend Road
  • Woodend: Transfer Station, Quarry Road

These bins were installed across the shire as a temporary solution during the recycling crisis last year will be removed by the end of March.

A number of factors were considered when deciding upon the type of bin in each town and locations. These included public safety, distance to the nearest transfer station, ease of access for the community, and access for collection trucks.

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When is your recycling bin collection day?

Your 240 litre recycling bin (yellow lid) is collected fortnightly, on the alternate week to your garden bin (if you have one).

Find out your bin collection day

What can go in your recycling bin?

  • Paper, envelopes, office paper, newspapers, magazines
  • Aerosols
  • Aluminium and steel tin cans, foil (scrunched)
  • Egg cartons
  • Rigid plastics, biscuit trays, margarine tubs, ice cream tubs
  • Soft drink bottles, milk and detergent bottles
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Cereal boxes

Do rinse items going into your recycling bin, but you don't need to clean them thoroughly as recycling companies clean everything anyway. Remove excess food from plastic containers and pizza boxes, but there is no need for them to be spotless.

Do not put in your recycling bin

  • Bagged recyclables
  • Plastic bags, soft plastics
  • General waste
  • Polystyrene or foam
  • Light globes
  • Glass and ceramics
  • Food waste
  • Garden waste
  • Clothing, shoes and textiles
  • Syringes and sharps
  • Tetra packs, milk and juice cartons
  • Electrical/e-waste

For more information, download our Let's get sorted guide(PDF, 1MB) or for a complete list, refer to our A-Z waste guide of what goes where

Putting your bin out correctly

  • Put your bin out the night before your collection day.
  • Leave a 1 metre gap between each bin and any obstructions, e.g. trees, cars, power poles.
  • Place bins close to the road with handles facing your property.
  • Ensure bins are closed.
  • Do not over-fill bins or leave rubbish beside them. This will not be collected.
  • Bins must not weigh more than 80 kilograms when collected.