fbpx Take the Bayside recycling quiz | Bayside City Council Go to top of page

Take the Bayside recycling quiz

Test your knowledge and find out if you are a true recycling guru!

This quick quiz will take you on a journey of recycling in Bayside and highlights some of the do's and don'ts.

Getting your waste disposal right is key to preventing it from going to landfill.

Family sorting their recycling.

Question 1




INCORRECT: All food waste should go into your food and green waste bin so that it can be processed into compost for Victorian farmers.

CORRECT. However, if you register for the food and waste service, all your food waste can be processed into a high-quality compost for Victorian farmers.

CORRECT! You've made the perfect start!

All food leftovers go in your food and green waste bin.

Meat scraps and bones, fruit and vegetable scraps, weeds, flowers, grass and garden prunes go in food and green waste.

INCORRECT: Food doesn’t belong in your recycling bin. All food waste should go into your food and green waste bin so that it can be processed into compost for Victorian farmers.  

Question 2



CORRECT! That was a tough one but you nailed it!  

Teabags are lined with microplastics and don’t break down during the composting process, so it must go in your general waste bin. 

Only loose tea leaves can go in the food and green waste bin. 

Visit our A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide to learn more.

INCORRECT. Teabags are lined with microplastics and don’t break down during the composting process, so it must go in your general waste bin. 

However, loose leaf tea can go in your food and green waste bin. 

Visit our A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide to learn more.

INCORRECT. Tea leaves cannot be recycled with plastics and will contaminate the other recycling, so it must go in your general waste bin.

Visit our A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide to learn more.

Whoohoo! You're two from two!

Question 3




CORRECT, BUT COULD DO BETTER: You can drop off soft plastics, which include plastic bags, at any REDCycle drop-off point, to prevent them from ending up in landfill.

The soft plastics collected are taken to a facility where they are turned into items such as benches, signs and bollards.

INCORRECT: You can drop off soft plastic at any REDCycle drop-off point.

The soft plastics collected are taken to a facility where they are turned into items such as benches, signs and bollards.

CORRECT!: You can drop off soft plastics, which include plastic bags, at any REDCycle drop-off point.

Handy tip: If you can scrunch it in your hand and it doesn’t return to its original shape, then it’s a soft plastic.

The soft plastics collected are taken to a facility where they are turned into items such as benches, signs and bollards.

INCORRECT: Soft plastics such as plastic bags cannot go in the recycling bin.  

Handy tip: If you can scrunch it in your hand and it doesn’t return to its original shape, then it’s a soft plastic. 

You can drop off soft plastics, which include plastic bags, at any REDCycle drop-off point.

The soft plastics collected are taken to a facility where they are turned into items such as benches, signs and bollards.

Whoop Whoop! You're 3 from 3 and recycling happily.

Question 4



INCORRECT: Aluminium foil can go into your recycling bin. Scrunch it into a ball so that the processing facility can easily retrieve it.

Find out what happens to your recycling.

INCORRECT: Aluminium foil can go into your recycling bin. Scrunch it into a ball so that the processing facility can easily retrieve it.

Find out what happens to your recycling.

CORRECT! Aluminium foil can go into your recycling bin. Scrunch it into a ball so that the processing facility can easily retrieve it.

Tip: Use a reusable cup instead.

""

Nice! You're 4 from 4. Keep going...

Question 5



CORRECT: Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups and lids cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Single-use coffee cups and lids are made up of a mix of materials which makes them tricky to recycle.

Tip: Use a reusable cup instead.

""

INCORRECT: Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups and lids are made up of a mix of materials which makes them tricky to recycle so must go in general waste.

Tip: Use a reusable cup instead.

""

INCORRECT: Unfortunately, single-use coffee cups and lids cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Single-use coffee cups and lids are made up of a mix of materials which makes them tricky to recycle so must go in general waste.

Tip: Use a reusable cup instead.

""

High five! You got them all right!

Question 6

And for a bonus point...




Correct: Well done! Your recyclables should always go in your recycling bin loosely. 

This allows each item to be correctly sorted in their respective materials, increasing the chances of them being properly processed into new materials.

By placing your recyclables in the bin loosely, it means that when they arrive at the facility, the machinery and sorters will be able to easily identify each material for sorting and processing.

Check out our other recycling tips.

Incorrect: Your recyclables should always go in your recycling bin loosely

This allows each item to be correctly sorted in their respective materials, increasing the chances of them being properly processed into new materials.

Although paper bags are recyclable, by bagging up your recyclables, it means that when they arrive at the facility, the machinery and sorters will not be able to identify each material for sorting.

Check out our recycling tips.

Incorrect: Your recyclables should always go in your recycling bin loosely.

This allows each item to be correctly sorted in their respective materials, increasing the chances of them being properly processed into new materials.

Plastic bags do not belong in the recycling bin. They are a soft plastic and even with recyclable items in the bag, will be seen as contamination at the recycling facility and all your recycling efforts will have gone to waste (no pun intended!).

Check out our recycling tips.

5/5 right plus a bonus point! Is there anything about recycling you don't know?!

Find out by browsing our comprehensive A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide.