Which bin should I use?

What items go in the black bin?

Recycling is changing

We will provide you with one 140 litre black bin. This is collected weekly and should be left at the boundary of your property by 6am on the day of collection.

Before throwing anything away in your black bin please check if it can be recycled in your blue-lidded or green-lidded bin.  Please don't use this bin for your food waste, this should go into your green bin.  

Black-lidded bins are for general non-recyclable waste

Typical items that might go in your black bin:

  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene
  • Scrunchable / Soft Plastics (e.g. crisps, sweet wrappers and carriers bags)

Other non–recyclable items are:

Nonrecyclable paper

Paper towels and tissues

Cotton wool/make up pads

Wet wipes

Gift bags

Wrapping paper containing foil, plastic or glitter 

Other non-paper wrappings

Disposable nappies

Parchment / baking paper

Wall paper

Padded enveloped e.g. Jiffy bags



Nonrecyclable card

Greeting Cards with foil or glitter decoration



Nonrecyclable glass

Glass cookware e.g. Pyrex dishes

Drinking glasses




Lught bulbs and fluoroscent tubes

Window glass



Nonrecyclable metal packaging 

Crisp and sweet packets or wrappers

General kitchen ware (e.g. cutlery, pots & pans)

Laminated plastic food/drink pouches e.g. baby food pouches, cat food pouches or coffee pouches

Nonrecyclable plastics

Plastic bags e.g. carrier bags, compostable bags, bread, salad, fruit/veg bags, frozen food bags

Crisp and sweet packets or wrappers

Film lids from the pots or trays

Laminated plastic food/drink pouches e.g. baby food pouches, cat food pouches or coffee pouches

Rigid plastics e.g. toys and hangers

Medicine pill packets e.g. blister packs

Toothpaste tubes

Polystyrene e.g. cups and packagaing material


Nonrecyclable food and drink 

Laminated plastic food/drink pouches e.g. baby food pouches, cat food pouches or coffee pouches

Pringles style tubes

Single-use coffee cups

Extra (excess waste)

Our collection crew will not collect any rubbish which is not completely in your bin.  Any bags that are on top of the bin or raising the lid to a point that it is unsafe to move will be left and your bin will not be emptied. 

Please do not overload your bins as they can become too heavy for our collection vehicle to lift safely. Any bins which are too heavy will not be emptied.

We do not accept soil or builders waste in any of our bins, (green-lidded, black or blue-lidded). Including this will result in your bin not being collected. 

Larger bin requests

When recycling fully around 70% of household rubbish is recyclable using the blue-lidded and green-lidded bins.  The 140 litre black bin emptied weekly should provide enough space to last each household for a week. 

Larger 240 litre black bins will only be considered for households who:

  • have five or more permanent residents


  • produce non-recyclable healthcare waste 

Please note that applications for a larger bin are subject to the eligibility criteria and will be time limited.

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