Items such as milk bottles, soft drink bottles, ice cream and yogurt tubs, takeaway containers, laundry and bathroom bottles, buckets, plant pots, and other items made from hard plastic. To check if plastic is hard, try the scrunch test. If you can scrunch plastic in your hand and it bounces back, it's hard. If you scrunch it and it loses shape, like a plastic bag, it's soft plastic and can't be recycled. Remember, containers should be empty but don't need to be squeaky clean.
Paper and cardboard
Such as office paper, envelopes, pizza boxes, egg cartons, newspaper and magazines.
Milk and juice cartons and Tetra packs.
This material is also called liquid paper board.
Glass bottles and jars
Such as sauce and jam jars and soft drink bottles. However, drinking glass or other household glass (such as a vase), Pyrex, and crockery must go in the general waste bin.
Aluminium and steel
Items such as cans, tins, aerosol cans, foil trays and aluminium foil (rolled as large as a golf ball). These should be empty, but don't need to be squeaky clean.
Clean pots, pans and other metal cooking dishes
Even with plastic handles (no pot or pan lids). However, the glass lids must go in the general waste bin.
See What Can I Put In My Recycling Bin? for a full list of accepted items in Darebin recycling bins.