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Get it Right on Bin Night

We are partnering with the Victorian government and other Melbourne councils in a new campaign to improve recycling rates across the metropolitan area.

Get it Right on Bin Night provides residents with tips and information to make recycling easier and less confusing.

One of the key reasons why recyclable items end up in landfill is because people are confused about what can and can’t be recycled. Recycling processes and systems have evolved and nowadays there are many more items that can be recycled than ever before.

To find out more about the campaign visit Get it Right on Bin Night

Top tips for getting it right

  • Check for recycling in every room: Many items in your kitchen, bathroom, laundry, lounge, and study can go in your recycling bin.
  • Make sure items are empty: Items don’t need to be sparking clean, just empty, Remove solid food scraps like pizza and leftovers.
  • Keep recycling out of plastic bags: Remember, if you put your recycling in plastics bags it will end up in landfill instead because it can’t be sorted and recycled
  • Make recycling easy: Placing separate rubbish and recycling bins in each room of your house helps make recycling easy. If you don’t have enough room for two bins, why not try a small box or container under the bench or in a cupboard to collect recycling.
  • Keep these items out of your recycling bin: Putting these items in your recycling bin can affect the recycling process making it harder to sort and recycling the correct items:
    • Garden waste
    • Food waste
    • Household chemicals
    • Electronics – ie computers, TVs, mobile phones
    • Household goods and furniture


Page last updated: 09 Sep 2015