Recycling Information

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What can be recycled

Sustainability Victoria has some excellent guides on general recycling.

There is lots of good information on what to do with your household waste, unwanted furniture or other household items, what you can to do with food or garden waste, this site makes your household recycling easier to understand.

Get it right on bin night is a great website to to visit and download resources, check what is recyclable in the different rooms in your house and what happens to your recycling after it has been put into the bin. Get it Right on Bin Night is a campaign that aims to increase household recycling rates across Victoria.

What can I place in my recycling bin?

 
Yes
  • Empty rigid plastic bottles and containers
  • Empty steel food cans, aluminium cans and foil
  • Empty glass jars and bottles.
  • Metal lids can go in too, but separately
  • Clean paper and cardboard.

  • All recycling must be placed in the bin loose (do not bag it!)
No
  • Liquid paperboard (eg. juice boxes or long-life milk packaging)
  • Disposable coffee cups
  • Clothes
  • Soft plastics (however, they can be recycled if you drop them at a REDcycle collection point)
  • Wet wipes 
  • Paper towel
  • Tissues
  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene (can be taken to a transfer station)
  • Food scraps

If in doubt, Sustainability Victoria has a handy checklist on its Can I Recycle This? page

What can I place in my garbage bin?

Yes
  • Rubbish
  • Ceramics
  • Nappies (empty and wrapped)
  • Food scraps
  • Other plastics such as plastic bags and plastic plant pots
  • Wrapped broken glass, mirrors, pyrex and lamps.
No
  • Green waste
  • e-Waste
  • Recyclables
  • Hot ashes
  • Oil
  • Paint
  • Chemicals or solvents
  • Liquids
  • Syringes
  • Unwrapped vacuum dust, ashes, sawdust, or other like substance
  • Medical waste
  • Excess packaging, plastic or polystyrene
  • Fluorescent tubes and CFL's
  • Timber or building materials (bricks, steel or concrete)
  • Sewage or other matter which could cause injury or danger to any person
  • Solid, liquid or other material likely to damage the receptacle or waste collection vehicle