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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 green waste service. It's important to get the right items in the right bin.

Weekly Garbage Service

Remember, everything that you place in your garbage bin goes to landfill. Minimise your waste by recycling or composting everything you can.

What can go in your waste bin

  • Broken glass
  • Meat and bones
  • Polystyrene
  • Scrunchable plastics
  • Nappies
  • Pyrex and ceramics

Do not place the following your waste bin

  • no logs
  • no hazardous chemicals
  • no paint
  • no dirt
  • no rubble or soil
  • no organics
  • no recyclables

Fortnightly Recycling Service

You can put these in your blue-lidded recycling bin

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

Do not place the following your blue lidded recycling bin

  • no polystyrene
  • no ceramics
  • no car batteries
  • no plastic bags
  • no garden waste
  • no nappies
  • no medical waste
  • no garbage
  • no food waste
  • no chemicals
  • no hazardous waste
  • no film or soft plastics

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.

Fortnightly Green Waste Collection

Green waste collection is an optional user-pays service. From 15 July, green waste is changing to food and green waste.

Find out more about food and green waste

What goes in your red lidded green waste bin

  • Grass clippings
  • Flowers
  • Small branches (up to 75mm diameter and 750mm long)
  • Weeds
  • Garden prunings

Do not place the following in your red lidded green waste bin

  • no logs
  • no food waste
  • no plant pots
  • no recyclables
  • no dirt
  • no garbage
  • no rubble or soil
  • no plastic bags
  • no nappies

New home for e-waste

E-waste items will no longer be accepted in your kerbside bins, meaning you will need to take it to an e-waste collection point, like the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre.

Find out more about e-waste