The red rubbish bin is collected every two weeks.

What can go in your red bin

Red lid Rubbish bin

The red bin is for all items which are not accepted in the organics and recycling bins, except hazardous items. 

Reducing your red bin waste

There are several ways to reduce waste in your red bin by reusing or recycling items including: unwanted work tools, kitchen appliances, cookware, electrical goods and steel items.

Here are some suggestions:

  • Drop items to the recycling centre at the EcoDrop(external link) for free.
  • Donate to charities and community groups.
  • Sell to a commercial recycler or pre-loved goods store.

Read our helpful guide to alternative waste recycling services [PDF, 810 KB] which includes some of the available services.


What can't go in your rubbish bin

  • Explosives and flammable material including gas bottles.
  • Liquid chemicals.
  • Household cleaners.
  • Dry chemicals.
  • Automotive products e.g. car, boat or truck batteries.
  • Paints and solvents.
  • Dead animals/pets.
  • Hot material e.g. ashes.
  • Medical needles or sharp objects capable of puncturing the bin.

Many of these household items can be taken to the EcoDrop(external link) or a transfer station for disposal. You can drop off some household chemicals and hazardous waste for free at an EcoDrop Recycling Centre.


Use the Wheelie Bins App to find out what goes in each bin.