What goes in which bin

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What goes in which bin

Red Bin

Your red bin is ONLY for material that cannot be reused, recycled or composted.

Yellow Bin

All empty plastic containers marked with 1-7.

Plastic drink and milk bottles and lids, berry and tomato type punnets, margarine containers, coffee cup lids, hard plastic biscuit and cake trays, empty plastic containers (liquid soap, shampoo and conditioner containers), empty plastic medicine bottles, and empty washing detergent bottles. All see-through glass bottles and jars made from green, brown and clear glass are recyclable. Aluminium and steel cans (including aerosols) are accepted. Small quantities of used aluminium foil, single-use pie tins, foil trays.

Paper/cardboard milk and juice containers are not accepted (they need to go into your blue bin). Ceramics and porcelain, broken glass of any kind, white (Malibu) glass, Pyrex cookware, mirrors or windows, light globes, sheet glass or poison bottles are not accepted.

Blue Bin

All paper and cardboard, newspaper and magazines.

Please do not jam paper into the bin. Please flatten all cardboard boxes. Paper/cardboard milk and juice containers will be collected. Cartons with silver lining are accepted if they are marked with the recycling symbol.

Green Bin

Garden waste including grass clippings, twigs, weeds, leaves and prunings.

The maximum size for branches is 10cm in diameter and 30cm long. Note: soil, logs, timber and tree stumps will not be collected. Food scraps are not accepted in your green waste bins. Please ensure your bin is not overloaded with weight, our trucks can only lift a maximum of 70 kilograms per 240L bin.

Plastic Bags

Plastic bags should not be placed in your recycling bins – these can be recycled through Coles supermarkets REDcycle plastic packaging recycling scheme.They accept soft plastics, including:

  • Shopping bags including reusable ‘green’ bags
  • Fresh fruit and veggie bags
  • Bread bags
  • Biscuit packaging and confectionery packaging
  • Rice & pasta packets and frozen food bags

Food Waste

Council is addressing the issue of diverting food waste from landfill by sending our red bin waste to be processed by Veolia who are transforming our waste into compost for environmental rehabilitation. We encourage residents to compost for their own gardens and put any remaining food waste into the red lid bins.

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Hunter’s Hill Council

22 Alexandra Street, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
PO Box 21, Hunters Hill NSW 2110
Tel: (02) 9879 9400
E: customerservice@huntershill.nsw.gov.au
ABN: 75 570 316 011