Kerbside recycling collection

When does Council collect recycling?

Council collects recycling from Monday through to Thursday. For the collection day in your street, please refer to the collection map.

Where do I get my recycling bin?

Council supplies all rateable residential properties with a 120-litre recycling bin.

What can I recycle?

You can now recycle more items than ever before using your kerbside recycling bin. A list of items that can go into your recycling bin is available for download.

Remember that when putting items into your recycling bin:

  • All containers must be empty
  • There's no need to rinse — just scrape clean
  • Don't put motor oil or hazardous chemical containers into your bin
  • Keep recycling loose – don't use plastic bags.

Think Recycle – put the right thing in the right bin

Borough residents are making a major difference to the environment through their recycling efforts. In 2015/16, our recycling has reduced green house gas emissions by 292 tonnes. That’s equivalent to removing 69 cars from our roads!

But there’s still room for improvement. Bin audits in June 2016 revealed that 12% of items placed in our kerbside waste bins are actually recyclable.

To reduce the amount of recyclable items going into the waste stream, Council is participating in a regional education program: Think Recycle – put the right thing in the right bin. Or, visit Council’s A-Z Waste & Recycling Guide for a comprehensive list of items that can go in your kerbside three-bin system.