Which rubbish goes where?

Which rubbish goes where?
Read about the different coloured bins, and how you should separate your rubbish accordingly. Which Rubbish Goes Where canterbury bankstown Find out about all of the different coloured bins, and how you should separate your rubbish accordingly.  

​​​​​​​​Red Bin

Your red-lidded bin is collected weekly and is for non-recyclable household rubbish, which is taken to landfill. One red bin is allocated to each separated or individual household while residents in multi-unit dwellings (apartments) share larger bins.  
Your red bin should be used to dispose food, plastic bags, plastic wrappers, foam, nappies, crockery and other non-recyclable household rubbish. 
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Yellow Bin

Your yellow-lidded bin is collected fortnightly and is for recyclable items, which are taken to a facility to be sorted into their different material types (e.g. glass, paper, steel and plastic). One yellow bin is allocated to each separated or individual household while residents in multi-unit dwellings (apartments) share larger bins.   

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You can Recycle Right by:
  • Putting plastic bags, wrap and film in your red bin (or taking them to special collection bins at participating supermarkets);
  • Placing all items in your yellow bin loosely;
  • Emptying food and liquids from bottles, containers and jars and replacing lids; and 
  • Flattening boxes, cartons and bottles to create extra space. 

Learn more about how to recycle right here

Unbag Your Recyclin's

​Why can’t I put plastic bags in the recycling bin?
It’s not safe for recycling facility workers to open plastic bags full of recycling, and the bags get caught in the sorting machines. The bags have to be picked off the conveyo​r and sent to landfill. So the recycling in plastic bags doesn’t get recycled.
There’s no magic fairy at the sorting facility, but you can work some magic by un-bagging your recycling, so your recycling efforts aren’t wasted.​ (Source: http://www.getridofitright.com​)
  
Do not dispose of plastic bags in your recycling bin. Hang onto the bag  & reuse it or place it in your rubbish bin.
Use a cardboard box for your recycling. If you need to you can also place the empty box in the recycling bin.
Take plastic wrap off newspapers and magazines and put the wrapping in your rubbish bin.​
Do the scrunch test. If the plastic can be scrunched into a ball, it can go to a REDcycle bin at a participating supermarket​.​​


 

​Green Bin

Your green-lidded bin is collected fortnightly and is for garden cuttings, which are taken to a composting facility and turned into compost and mulch. One green bin is allocated to each separated or individual household while residents in multi-unit dwellings (apartments) share larger bins if the Owners’ Corporation has formally requested this service through Council.​

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   Want to know what happens to your green bin material? Check out Wheelie Good Compost

Contact​

For more information on how to use your household bins correctly, contact Council’s Resource Recovery Team through 9707 9000.​

Or if you want to learn more about how to sort your waste, click here.