Follow our simple rules to quickly and easily sort your waste for recycling and help both the community and the environment.

Use our handy A - Z guide to find out where and how to dispose of your waste items
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What can be recycled?


  • Ice cream containers (rinsed, empty and lids removed) 
  • Margarine tubs (rinsed, empty and lids removed)
  • Milk bottles (rinsed, empty and lids removed)
  • Plastic containers from kitchen (rinsed, empty and lids removed) i.e. sauce bottles
  • Plastic punnets from fruit and vegetables (rinsed) i.e. strawberry and tomatoe punnets
  • Plastic containers from laundry (rinsed, empty and lids removed) i.e. detergent bottles
  • Plastic containers from bathroom (rinsed, empty and lids removed) i.e. shampoo bottles
  • Take-away food containers (rinsed, empty and lids removed) not polystyrene
  • Soft drink bottles (rinsed, empty and lids removed)
  • Water bottles (lids removed)
  • Yoghurt containers (rinsed, empty and lids removed)


All aluminium cans including:

  • Beer cans
  • Soft drink cans
  • Coffee and milo tins.


  • Computer paper (not shredded)
  • Envelopes
  • Fruit juice cartons (not silver lined)
  • Glossy magazines / brochures
  • Junk mail
  • Milk cartons (not silver lined)
  • Newspapers
  • Paper (not shredded)
  • Paper bags
  • Wrapping paper.


All steel cans and tins including:

  • Food tins (rinsed)
  • Pet food tins (rinsed)
  • Beer bottle tops
  • Jar lids.


  • Beer cartons (flattened)
  • Cardboard boxes (flattened)
  • Cereal boxes (remove bag)
  • Egg cartons
  • Greeting cards
  • Paper towel rolls (roll only)
  • Toilet paper (roll only)
  • Washing powder boxes (empty).


All glass bottles and jars including:

  • Beer bottles
  • Coffee jars
  • Sauce bottles (rinsed)
  • Spirit bottles
  • Wine bottles.

Top recycling tips 

  • Please place recyclables loose in your recycling bin to avoid sending them to landfill

  • Do not use plastic bin liners in the yellow top bin
  • Remove lids from all jars, bottles and containers
  • Rinse all jars, bottles and containers to reduce contamination levels
  • Flatten cardboard and squash cans and plastic.
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Recycling guide

Incorrectly-sorted waste costs four times as much to recycle

Did you know?

You can no longer recycle empty aerosol cans, polystyrene and soft plastics you can scrunch in the yellow top bin or through REDcycle bins. Aerosol cans and polystyrene can be disposed of at Recycling Centre Balcatta.

What cannot be recycled in the yellow top bin?

  • Plastic bags and light plastic film
  • Nappies
  • Clothes or other textiles
  • Garden waste and food waste
  • Gas bottles and aerosol cans
  • Electronic waste or batteries
  • Asbestos
  • Ropes, cables and garden hose pipe.