Victorian Bushfire Emergency

The 2019/2020 Victorian Bushfire Emergency is currently affecting communities across the state. We will continue to keep you updated on our efforts to support communities affected by bushfires. To find out more and how you can support the Victorian Bushfire Appeal, visit our Victorian Bushfire Emergency page.

Recycling bin (yellow lid)

What goes in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

Recycling bin (yellow lid)

Your recycle bin is collected once a fortnight. Make sure your recycled containers are empty. There is no need to rinse them.

Do not fill plastic bags with recyclable materials. Do not put plastic bags in your recycling bin.


What can be put in your recycling bin

Do NOT place these in your recycling bin

Office paper and cardboard

No polystyrene

Newspapers and magazines

No ceramics

Envelopes (including those with plastic windows)

No batteries


No plastic bags

Pizza boxes, take away containers and plastic cutlery (with no food waste)

No plastic film

Aluminium trays and foil (scrunched)

No soft plastic

Aluminium and steel cans

No garden waste

Aerosol cans

No food waste

Metal pots, pans and cutlery

No fabric

Glass jars and bottles (lids off)

No chemicals

Plastic bottles and containers (lids off)

No hazardous waste

Plastic plant pots (less than 10 centimetres in diameter)

No light globes

Hard plastic bottles (lids off), meat trays and containers

No electronics

Other hard plastic items (remove batteries from toys)

No gas cylinders

Clean paper towel