Bins and waste

What can and can't go in my rubbish bin?

Waste bins are for general rubbish which you can't reuse or recycle.

You can put these items in your rubbish bin:

  • general rubbish
  • fabric and textiles (find out where to donate and recycle clothing)
  • plastic bags and all other soft plastics (find out where to recycle soft plastic)
  • nappies (must be wrapped)
  • broken cups, plates, Pyrex, mirrors and drinking glasses (must be wrapped)
  • polystyrene, packing foam, and foam beans or balls (put them in a bag so they don't escape)
  • garden hoses
  • rubber
  • animal waste and kitty litter.

We encourage you to recycle food scraps in a compost bin, Bokashi bucket or worm farm, or in a food and green waste recycling bin. If you don't have any of these, the ShareWaste app can help you find a nearby location to take your food waste. Food scraps can go in a general waste bin if you can't use these options.

Please ensure that you do your best to contain or wrap your rubbish.

You can't put these items in your rubbish bin:

For more information on what to do with items, download our A to Z Waste and Recycling Guide.