You can put the following items in your kerbside recycling collection.
Only plastics with the recycling symbol and numbers 1, 2 or 5 can be recycled.
The items need to be clean, not squashed and the lids removed.
- drink and milk bottles
- food containers
- cleaning product containers
Note: Polystyrene, soft plastic and Tetra Pak cannot be recycled in kerbside recycling.
Paper and cardboard
- newspapers and magazines
- egg cartons
- office paper and envelopes
- domestic junk mail
- cereal boxes
- toilet paper rolls
- cardboard boxes, including pizza boxes (but remove pizza scraps and cheese residue)
- brown corrugated cardboard
- books (remove plastic cover)
Note: It can't be recycled if it is waxed or foil-backed, has plastic or food on it, or if it is smaller than a credit card.
Tins and cans
Clean and not squashed – examples:
- aluminium drinking cans
- food tins
- pet food tins
Clear and coloured glass bottles and jars – clean and lids removed.
What can’t go in your recycling
Please do not put the following items in your kerbside recycling collection. They can’t be recycled.
Specific types of plastic and metallic wrap and packaging – examples:
- plastics with numbers 3, 4, 6 and 7
- plastics with no number
- plastic bags
- bubble wrap
- cling film
- tin foil
Consider avoiding these types of plastics and packaging to reduce your waste.
Wax-coated, lined cartons or light-proof – examples:
- Tetra Pak juice cartons
- potato chip tubes
- powdered hot chocolate tubs
General waste – examples:
- food and liquid
- cloth or clothing
- bottle and jar lids
- takeaway coffee cups and lids
Specific types of glass – examples:
- broken glass
- drinking glasses and cups
- glass bricks
- light bulbs and fluorescent tubes
- medical and lab glass containers
- TV tubes and computer screens
- vases and ornamental glass
- window glass
Hazardous items – examples:
- sharp/broken objects
- medical syringes with needles
- aerosols such as fly spray, spray deodorant and cream cans
- paint and oil
- all types of gas bottles / cylinders
Green waste such as lawn clippings and weeds
What to do with your waste
If you want to check how to dispose of a specific item, search for it on what to do with your waste.
If you have more recycling than can fit in your wheelie bin, you may place additional Council recycling bags by your wheelie bin for collection – you will need to buy the recycling bags.
For large amounts of recycling, you can take it to the Recycle Centre at the Southern Landfill. They have bulk bins for free, domestic recycling.