Your yellow lidded recycling bin is for the collection of material that can be recovered and remade into useful products.

Generally the majority of household waste is recyclable, however many people do not realise quite how much can be recycled.

What goes in the recycling bin?   What doesn't go in the recycling bin?
 Paper & cardboard    Waxed cardboard
 Rigid plastic containers & bottles with recycling codes 1-7    Hard plastic such as broken toys
 Glass bottles and jars    Window glass and drinking glass
 Aluminium and steel cans    Gas cylinders
 Aerosol cans    Electronics
 Foil containers    Batteries & car parts
 Phone books    Polystyrene
 Newspapers & magazines    Plastic Bags
 Plastic plant pots    Computers
 Shampoo bottles    Crockery & tableware
 Biscuit trays    Rope, string and wire
     Clothing, shoes & fabric

What happens to my recycling?

Once the recycling truck collects your bin, it takes its load to a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF). MRFs sort the load into various ‘streams’:

  • Paper & Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Aluminium
  • Steel
  • Plastics (Codes 1 to 7)

These streams are baled up and sent to recycling facilities where they get turned into new products.

A TO Z Recycling Guide
A TO Z Recycling Guide

Use the A to Z guide to quickly find out what you should place in your kerbside recycling bin. Click here for your A to Z Recycling Guide.

Don’t forget these points:

  • All containers must be empty
  • No need to rinse, just scrape clean
  • No hazardous chemical containers
  • Keep recycling loose – no plastic bags

Download the A-Z Guide to Recycling

Recycling at the Transfer Station

There are many items that can be recycled but will not fit or should not go in your yellow lidded recycling bin. For example, old televisions, car batteries, fridges and other white goods can all be recycled. Sometimes you may even have large cardboard boxes that will not fit in your yellow bin. All these items can be recycled at the transfer station. Some fees may apply. For further details on Transfer Stations please click here.


PDFA-Z Guide to Recycling (1260 KB)