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Recycling bin FAQs

Your Recycling Bin

Your 240L yellow wheelie bin for recycling will be collected fortnightly. It will take plastic bottles and containers (1, 2 & 5), paper, cardboard, tins and cans. All these items need to be clean, otherwise they can't be recycled. Some common items that cannot be recycled are: tissues, paper towels, all lids, plastics 3,4,6 & 7, tin foil, polystyrene, clothes, coffee cups, and juice cartons. See more details below or contact us if you are ever unsure and want to check.

FAQs - recycling bin
How come my new recycling bin is second hand? You’re charging enough for this service, you can at least give me a new bin!

 If you receive a bin that is scuffed or scraped, it might be a second hand one. All the second hand bins have been given a once over, and any that were damaged have been removed from circulation, and the good ones are being re-used. The whole point of this service is about reducing the amount of waste being sent to landfill – so we’re not sending any perfectly good bins to landfill.

The charges in your rates are to fund the collection and disposal of your waste – they are not for new bins.