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Recycling Information


Council provides a 240 Litre Recycling bin as part of the standard kerbside waste collection service. Residents that do not receive a kerbside waste collection service are able to drop off their recyclables free of charge at any of Council’s six waste transfer stations. 

What happens to my recycling?

Mixed recyclables collected through Council’s kerbside recycling collection service are sent to Visy in Melbourne where they are sorted into their material types before being sold to companies that use the materials to make new products. Mixed household recycling dropped off at waste transfer stations is transported to Dasma Environmental in Morwell where it is sorted and on sold.

What can I put in my Kerbside Recycling Bin?

To make sure that the recycling that is sent for sorting can be recycled it is very important that only the following materials are put in your recycling bin.

  • Paper and cardboard - newspapers, magazines, cereal boxes, egg cartons, books, pizza boxes, envelopes (leave the plastic window in).
  • Plastic - rigid plastic bottles and containers from your household with plastic code 1-7.  This includes milk bottles, cream bottles, soft drink bottles, detergent containers, clean household chemical containers, shampoo bottles, spray bottles and yoghurt containers. Lids can remain on the bottles/containers.
  • Glass - glass bottles and jars. Lids can remain on.
  • Steel - food cans and pet food cans.
  • Aluminium - drink cans, aluminium foil (scrunched in a ball), disposable serving trays, and aerosol cans (empty only).

All of these items should be placed loose in your bin. Do not bundle papers or put recyclables in plastic bags, as they will be sent to landfill.

The following items must never be put in your recycling bin as they are not recyclable through Council’s recycling services and could contaminate other material:

  • No soft plastics including plastic bags and plastic wrap;
  • No polystyrene including polystyrene meat trays and packaging;
  • No pyrex, crockery, drinking glasses or window glass;
  • No scrap metal, metal appliances, coat hangers or pots and pans;
  • No paper towel or tissues, waxed cardboard, takeaway coffee cups and lids;
  • No nappies;
  • No food scraps, green waste or garbage;
  • No electronic items or batteries; and
  • No fabric or clothing.