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What can go in your bins

Bayside residents receive a fortnightly recycling service, a weekly waste service and an optional fortnightly food and green waste service replacing green waste.

Getting the right items in the right bin will ensure as much of it is recycled and composted as possible.

Fortnightly food and green waste service

We have almost completed the process of changing over lids on green waste bins, from red to light green, signalling the start of food and green waste collection.

If you still have a red-lidded bin or did not receive a caddy and compostable bags then you can use our report a problem form.

Not registered for food and green waste yet?

Please note, if you already have a red-lidded green waste bin or your lid has been changed to light green then you do not need to register again.

Register for food and green waste

What goes in your food and green waste bin

  • Meat and bones
  • Fruit, citrus and vegetable scraps
  • Seafood including shells
  • Dairy leftovers including cheese
  • Bread, pasta, cereal and rice
  • Egg shells
  • Coffee grounds and loose leaf tea
  • Paper towels, newspaper and tissues
  • Cooking oil
  • Grass clippings
  • Flowers
  • Small branches
  • Weeds
  • Garden prunings

If you are using bags to hold your food and green waste, please ensure they are compostable (AS4736) and not biodegradable or plastic bags. This will ensure your food and green waste is composted successfully.

Weekly garbage service

Remember, everything that you place in your garbage bin goes to landfill. Minimise your waste by using food and green waste and recycling.

What goes in your garbage bin

  • Polystyrene
  • Nappies
  • Broken pyrex and ceramics
  • Kitty litter
  • Dog and cat droppings
  • Glossy, waxed or coated paper
  • Small pieces of broken glass
  • Sticky labels off fruit and vegetables
  • Coffee cups (including biodegradable or compostable)
  • Biodegradable or compostable cutlery
  • Cigarette butts
  • Vacuum dust
  • Icy pole sticks
  • Plastic bags and other soft plastics (can also be taken to major supermarkets, Bayside City Council Corporate Centre (76 Royal Avenue, Sandringham) and Beaumaris Library)

Fortnightly recycling service

What goes in your blue-lidded recycling bin

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium, steel cans and trays
  • Cartons
  • Plastics numbered 1-7

Tips for getting your recycling right

  • Place items loosely in your recycling bin. Do not put items in plastic bags.
  • If you can scrunch plastic, it can’t go in your recycling bin.
  • It’s okay to leave the lid on plastics, but take lids off glass jars and throw them in separately.

Other items

Bayside residents are encouraged to drop off their e-waste at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre at 144 Talinga Road Cheltenham. Please note that there may be a charge for this.