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Recycling Services

Look for yellow

Council is changing the colour of recycling bin lids to yellow. This is to reduce the confusion of two green lidded bins. Many councils have lime green for green waste, which leads to accidental contamination with people putting green waste in East Gippsland recycling bins.

A yellow lid is the Australian Standard colour for recycling bins. 

 

Recycling bins with lime green lids are currently being transitioned to yellow bin lids, in line with Australian Standards (where yellow is the universal colour for recycling). Council’s contractor Tambo Waste will shortly swap recycling bin lids with new yellow lids on resident’s wheelie bins. 

From June, homes in these towns will soon have yellow-lidded bins:

  • Bairnsdale
  • Bruthen
  • Cann River
  • Ensay
  • Mallacoota
  • Marlo
  • Metung
  • Mossiface
  • Newmerella
  • Nowa Nowa
  • Orbost
  • Omeo
  • Paynesville
  • Raymond Island
  • Sarsfield
  • Swifts Creek
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Anyone getting a new service having a damaged bin replaced will get a yellow-lidded bin.

 

It’s important everyone plays their role and becomes familiar with the change as recycling supports local jobs and keeps valuable items out of landfill.

 

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If you are unsure if an item can be placed in your recycling bin, skip bin or trailer please contact Council or refer to the information below. If in doubt, leave it out to avoid contamination.

 

What CAN I put in my recycling bin, skip bin or trailer?

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Newspapers/envelopes
  • Telephone books
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars 
  • Steel cans, aluminium cans, and clean foil
  • Plastic containers numbered 1 to 7
  • Recyclables must be placed in your bin loose. Do not bag your recyclables or use a bin liner in your recycling bin.

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What CAN'T I put in my recycling bin, skip bin or trailer?

  • Plastic bags and soft plastics*
  • Clothing
  • Garden clippings
  • Polystyrene foam cups, meat trays or packing material - commonly used in the packaging of white goods and furniture. (Please note: Polystyrene is a number 6 plastic that we accept as recycling in it's rigid form eg. yoghurt containers, but not as a foam).
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Broken glass/crockery/pyrex/mirrors
  • Motor oil or fuel
  • Hazardous waste, including paint tins
  • Food
  • Household appliances eg toasters, DVD players
  • Scrap metal / steel
  • Furniture or mattresses
  • Home improvement items eg sinks, fittings, hot water systems
  • Carpet / linoleum
  • Fencing material
  • Medical waste / syringes

*You can recycle plastic bags and soft plastics through the REDcycle program if you drop them in at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. 

 

What other items can I recycle and dispose of free?

  • Scrap metal eg car bodies, water tanks
  • White goods
  • Car batteries
  • Vehicle parts (metal)
  • Motor and hydraulic oil and oil containers (Up to 20litres).
  • Household batteries (Bairnsdale Landfill only)
  • LED Light globes (Bairnsdale Landfill only)
  • Paint (Bairnsdale Landfill only)  

Kerbside bins are collected on a fortnightly basis and residents are asked to place their bin out on the kerb the night before collection is scheduled.

Check your kerbside recycling collection day.

  

Please do not overfill your kerbside bin, skip bin or trailer or place excess recyclables next to or around them.


For more information, check our Household Waste, Recycling and Organics Guide.

 

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