Recycling

What can't I recycle?

What goes into the recycling is as important as what doesn't, find out what we can't accept in your recycling bin.

You can't recycle:

  • plastic bags or any soft plastic that loses its shape when you scrunch it into a ball. This includes plastic wrap, bread bags, pasta packets, muesli bar wrappers and chip bags. Find out where to recycle soft plastics here.
  • polystyrene (Styrofoam)
  • disposable coffee cups and lids
  • food scraps or green waste
  • fabric/clothing
  • foil-lined packaging (i.e. long life juice or milk)
  • light globes - these can be recycled at a Darebin Customer Service Centre Recycling Station
  • batteries- these can be recycled at a Darebin Customer Service Centre Recycling Station
  • electrical goods
  • ceramics, crockery or Pyrex
  • drinking glasses, wine glasses or window glass
  • mirror
  • nappies
  • tissues, napkins or paper towel
  • smoke detectors - up to 10 household smoke detectors can be disposed of in your household waste bin. For more than 10 smoke detectors, seek advice from the Department of Health
  • general waste

More information:

Customer service
Call: (03) 8470 8888
Email: mailbox@darebin.vic.gov.au