Which Bin Tips

Need to know 'which bin' and more importantly, why? Our handy and simple tips will help you get the most out of your recycling efforts.

Hot Tip: hot wood is no good in any bin

Remember to safely dispose of ash and charcoal this winter.If you're using a wood fire, it's important to safely...

Batteries

There are many free drop off options for batteries to make sure they are recycled.The Battery Stewardship Counci...

No Clothing in the Green Bin! Clothing is not compostable.

Usually the phrase ‘if it grows, it can go’ applies for anything that can be added to your green bin but with an...

Christmas Which List - Naughty or Nice?

Use Vin’s handy lists for wanted (‘nice’) and unwanted (‘naughty’) bin choices over the festive season: Nice Pu...

Kitchen Caddy & Green Bin Tips

1. Empty your caddy when full or every 2-3 days. You can also rinse it after each use if you wish. For a more th...

A Nappy in the recycle bin doesn't make anyone happy!

Believe it or not, dirty nappies often end up at material recycling facilities.  They cause significant and...

Coffee grounds, tea bags and leaves go in the green bin

Coffee grounds contain a good amount of the essential nutrient nitrogen as well as some potassium and phosphorus...

Could your takeaway container be composted?

Compostable containers include 100% paper, cardboard, wood, rye straw or compostable products with no lining or ...

The recycle bin is not where hoses, <br/>strapping, rope or wire go!

These items become entangled with recyclable materials and recycling machinery, causing contamination ...

What happens to the materials <br/>that go in your yellow bin for recycling?

See a short video of this process here.Once received at the Materials Recycling Facility, (MRF) recyclables are ...

Recycle your old electronic items at a recycling centre.

If you get a new TV, phone, tablet or another electrical gadget be sure to re-gift or recycle your old one by ta...

No broken glass, crockery or light globes in the yellow lid recycle bin

Broken glass, crockery and light globes cannot be recycled through the yellow lid recycle bin. Broken glass...

A great place for pet waste

Did you know that all pet waste can be composted through your green organics bin? You may s...

Cardboard egg cartons are good to go in the green bin.

Egg cartons are made from recycled, low grade paper and cardboard which is great for compos...

Disposing of nappy waste

All nappies, even those that claim to be biodegradable or compostable need to go in the general waste bin. At pr...

Easy ways we can reduce food waste.

Australia’s food waste figures speak for themselves. The Federal Government estimates more ...

Greasy pizza boxes and paper bags can go in the green bin.

Ever wondered what to do with a pizza box, particularly if it’s quite greasy or has cheese ...

Nail clippings and hair are good to go in the green bin.

If you ever find yourself in a hairy or nail biting situation…don’t fear, the green organic...

Pencil shavings are good to go in the green bin.

Pencil and other wood shavings such as saw dust can go in your green bin. The wood shaving...

Plastic is not fantastic in the green bin.

Please make sure you keep your green bin plastic free. Plastic items cause contamination is...

Please keep polystyrene foam and other plastics out of the green bin

Expanded polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam) includes meat trays, coffee cups and foam packagi...

Post-it notes are good to go in the green bin.

Post-it notes, small pieces of paper and shredded paper can be placed in the green bin. Pa...

Shredded paper is good to go in the green bin

Shredded paper provides a great sources or carbon, which is an important component of good ...

Don't let contamination make your recyclables go to waste

Although South Australians are the best recyclers in the nation, we can still do better by reducing our contami...

If it grows in your garden, it goes in the green bin.

Whether its flowers or weeds, lawn clippings or leaves, sticks, small logs or bark, it can...

Plastic trays and pots do not compost

Planting new seedlings or trees? Keep the plastic trays and pots out of your green bin please.Plastic pots are ...

It's Valentine's Day, so why waste it?

Less Waste, More Love Why waste it? This Valentine’s Day express your love and admiration with less stuff a...

Five ways to go plastic free for July – and beyond

Plastic Free July is a global movement that challenges participants to avoid using single-use plastics wher...

Are coffee pods really that convenient?

In today’s world, we tend to emphasize convenience more than anything else. We seem to always be looki...

Why biodegradable bags are not good for the environment

What’s the difference between DEGRADABLE, BIODEGRADABLE, and COMPOSTABLE BAGS?…and which bin should I ...

Please make your recycling bin a NO FOAM ZONE!

Expanded polystyrene foam (aka Styrofoam) includes meat trays, coffee cups and foam packaging and is ...

Building materials cannot be recycled in your recycle bin.

Building materials including bricks, tiles, cement and wire cannot be recycled through your yellow recycli...

Please place wood and other garden materials in the green lidded bin.

Wood and other garden materials do not belong in the yellow lidded recycle bin. They cause contamination and ca...

Shredded paper cannot be recycled in the recycle bin.

But it’s paper, so why can’t shredded paper be recycled? Shredded paper filters through other recyclable mater...

Wet paint and other liquids can send recyclables to waste!

To avoid causing a mess in your recycle bin and potentially sending your recyclables to waste, make sure pa...

What can you do with all the leaves that Autumn leaves?

  COMPOST THEM Gardening expert Graham ‘Willow’ Williams told ABC Radio that “Autumn leave...

Empty & rinse, then recycle

Please keep your recycling clean, dirty recyclables may end up in waste! It is unfortunately still quite common...

Soft plastic is not fantastic in your recycling bin!

Not sure which bin to put your plastic in? Apply the scrunch test… To make it easier for residents w...

Deciphering the plastic codes: what do the numbers on plastics really mean?

The number 1 to 7 found on the bottom of plastics is not a recycling symbol but rather a plastic or re...

Please keep hazardous chemicals and batteries out.

Hazardous waste must NOT be placed in any of your household waste, recycling or green bins. Hazardous it...

Remember to recycle your foil Easter Eggs wrappers.

Did you know? Recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy required to produce Aluminium from raw ...

Why waste it? Eggsellent ways to avoid, reduce, reuse, recycle and compost waste this Easter!

Although the aluminium foil and plastic wrappers on Easter eggs may look pretty, it’s not so pretty when i...

Why waste your old clothing? Is donating it to charity really the best option?

The rise of fast fashion in Australia means 6,000 kilograms of clothing is dumped in landfill every 10...

No clothes please – or textiles/fabric in the recycling bin!

It seems to be a common misunderstanding that by placing clothing, footwear and textiles in the recycle bin...

Back to School

When preparing for your children going back to school consider how you can avoid, reduce, reuse, recyc...

It's a New Year...so why waste it?

Make a New Year’s resolution to recycle more and waste less! Avoid or red...

Spring Clean

Spring time is a great time to declutter and clean up. Here are five easy steps to decluttering and cleaning up ...

Tips to Avoid Food Waste This Christmas

Christmas time is typically a time when we prepare and eat lots of delicious food…but why waste it? Many p...

Remember to recycle it! Most gift, drink and food packaging can be recycled.

Please recycle in your yellow lidded recycling bin: Please ensu...

How to avoid and reduce waste this Christmas

With Christmas just around the corner, here’s some great ways you can avoid, reduce and re-use waste, which...

Aluminium foil trays and wrapping are 100% recyclable

Aluminium foil is 100% recyclable and recycling it saves 95% of the energy required to produce aluminium from ...

ALL food can go in the green bin

Which bin? Food scraps including citrus, onion, dairy, meat, bones, fish, fruit and vegetable scraps can all be...

We hate to be a nag, but please don't place your recycling in a bag!

Bagged recycling cannot be separated and sorted for recycling and often goes to waste. There si...

No garden hoses, irrigation pipe or garden tools please

Only compostable, organic garden materials and food should be placed in the green lidded food and garden organ...