About Red Bins

Your red lidded bin is collected fortnightly and is for waste that cannot be recycled or reused. With landfill space rapidly diminishing on a local and world wide scale, it is everybody’s responsibility to reduce, reuse and recycle as much waste as possible. Costs of disposing of waste to landfill have increased substantially and these costs are passed onto ratepayers and rental tenants. Minimising your waste will save you $$

Before placing waste in the red-lidded bin you should first check to see whether the materials can be recycled, reused, composted or reprocessed as organic matter.

These items DO go in your red bin:
  • Plastic and biodegradable bags
  • Plastic wrap, film and packaging
  • Disposable nappies
  • Non recyclable plastics
  • Foam trays and soiled polystyrene, including meat trays
  • Pyrex, ceramics or pottery
  • Broken plate glass, windows, mirrors, drinking glasses, light bulbs
  • Clothes and rags – (please give good used clothes and shoes to a charity or op shop if you can)
These items MUST NOT go into your red bin:
  • Gas bottles or fire extinguishers
  • Hazardous substances such as car batteries, printer and toner cartridges paints, medical waste, chemicals including herbicides and pesticides
  • Medical waste - ie syringes
  • Building waste, including asbestos and bricks
  • Motor oil
  • Soil
  • Car parts
  • Recyclables
  • Organics