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What goes in my bin?

 

Recycling in the Blue and Yellow Bins

Recyclables collected will alternate each week between the BLUE lidded bin and the YELLOW lidded bin.

Collection takes place on the same day as your garbage removal. For units, both bins are serviced each week. For dates, check the Calendar to show Recycling Bin Collection Weeks.

Which bin do I put it in?

Download our Recycling At Home in Lane Cove poster for a detailed description of how to correctly dispose of various household items.

Remember:

  • Please DO NOT place plastic bags in the recycling bins.
  • Recyclable items placed outside the bin will not be collected. 
  • For additional recycling services for houses, download an additional Waste Collection Service Form. This service is available to houses only.

Recycling in the YELLOW BIN

Plastic Containers

What does the recycling triangle mean?

The triangle refers to international labeling, so if your item was manufactured in another country, it may be recyclable there, but this doesn't mean it will be in Sydney. In NSW the rules are different depending on where you live because your local council coordinates your recycling, depending on the particular terms with their recycling supplier.

For the most up to date information on what Lane Cove Council accepts in the yellow recycling bin, please see below:

Plastic drink and milk bottles and lids, berry and tomato type punnets, margarine containers, coffee cup lids, hard plastic biscuit and cake trays, empty plastic containers (liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner containers), empty plastic medicine bottles, and empty washing detergent bottles.

Council does not accept plastic bags or other soft plastics that are scrunchable. These include chip wrappers, plastic bread bags and plastic biscuit packets.

Glass

All see-through glass bottles and jars made from green, brown and clear glass are recyclable.

Glasses not accepted for recycling include ceramics and porcelain, broken glass of any kind, white (Malibu) glass, Pyrex cookware, mirrors or windows, light globes, sheet glass or poison bottles. 

Aluminium & Steel Cans

Aluminium and steel cans (including aerosols) are accepted.

Small quantities of used aluminium foil, single-use pie tins, foil trays.

Milk/Juice CartonsPlastic milk and juice containers are accepted, however paper/cardboard containers (including foil lined containers) are not accepted in the yellow bin (into blue bin)
Unacceptable MaterialYour recycling bin may be stickered and left if it contains any of the following:
Disposable nappies, syringes, food scraps, garden waste, or plastic shopping bags.

 

Recycling in the BLUE BIN 

Paper and CardboardAll paper and cardboard, newspaper and magazines will be collected. Please do not jam paper into the bin. Please flatten all cardboard boxes.

Your paper and cardboard will not be accepted for collection if it contains food stained paper (such as pizza boxes), facial tissues, waxed paper, paper towels, or carbon paper.
Milk/Juice CartonsPaper/cardboard milk and juice containers will be collected. Cartons with silver lining are accepted if they are marked with the recycling symbol.
Unacceptable MaterialYour recycling bin may be stickered and left if it contains any of the following:
Disposable nappies, syringes, food scraps, garden waste, or plastic shopping bags.