The red rubbish bin is collected every two weeks.
Soft plastics, such as shopping and food bags, must now go in your red rubbish bin
What goes in your red bin
The red bin is for all items – except hazardous items and chemicals.
This includes the following items which are not accepted in the green and yellow bins:
- all shopping bags
- soft plastics, including plastic film, wrap, strap, plastic bags, chip packets, biscuit packets.
- liquid cartons eg. coconut water cartons, juice cartons, almond and soy milk etc. This is because he lining that allows them to hold liquid is unable to be recycled like other cardboard products and our automated processing facility is unable to separate them
- Damaged, leaking or rusty batteries
- compostable and bio-degradable bags and packaging. The majority of compostable bags available are not compostable at our organics processing plant because they don’t break down within the three-month processing time frame. Find out more about biodegradable and compostable products.
Check out other recycling schemes that Council are currently aware of.