Your recycling bin is the 240 litre bin with the yellow lid, which is collected fortnightly.
Any materials collected are sorted and reprocessed into new products.
To find your next collection date, refer to the Waste Collection Calendar 2013(677 kb).
What Can Go in My Yellow Recycling Bin?
- Paper and Cardboard - e.g. newspapers, magazines, junk mail, envelopes, egg cartons, cardboard boxes
- Empty pizza boxes (clean of food scraps), rinsed takeaway coffee cups
- Liquid paperboard cartons - e.g. juice and milk cartons - rinsed with lids off)
- glass bottles and jars (rinsed, lids off)
- aluminium and steel cans (including empty aerosol containers)
- all plastic containers - e.g. plastic drink bottles, detergent bottles, yoghurt, icecream and margarine containers (rinsed with lids off)
- clean plant pots and seedling tubs
- aluminium foil trays (clean, sqashed into a fist sized ball)
- Polystyrene foam packaging
- Remove all lids from bottles, jars and containers before placing in the recycling bin
- Rinse containers as necessary
- Place all recyclables loose in the bin (don't bundle newspapers or cardboard or put your recycling in plastic bags)
- Keep recyclables of different materials separate from one another (e.g. do not place cans in boxes)
- Rigid plastic items such as lids can be collected in a plastic bottle and placed in the recycling bin with the lid off
Plastic Bag and Packaging Recycling
Recycle your soft plastics in specially marked bins at local Coles stores so that they can be turned into outdoor furniture for Aussie primary schools and pre-schools. Types of soft plastics that can be recycled include:
- Shopping bags including reusable 'green’ bags
- Fresh fruit and vegie bags
- Bread bags
- Biscuit packaging and confectionery packaging
- Rice & pasta packets and frozen food bags
Visit the Coles website for more information.
Other Information and Resources
The following websites contain useful information on waste and recycling:
Thank You SA for Recycling Right
South Australia is one of the leaders when it comes to recycling, with more than 70% of our waste sent to recycling facilities each year. However there is still room for improvement. Putting the wrong items in your recycling bin can contaminate the whole load, meaning valuable material that could be recycled, ends up being sent to landfill instead.