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A-Z disposal guide

Find out what items should be recycled in your yellow-topped bin, and what waste should be disposed of in your general waste bin.

What goes in my yellow-topped recycling bin (and my red-topped bin once the yellow one is full)?

  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminium cans, foil and trays
  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Calendars
  • Cardboard*
  • Cereal boxes
  • Coffee containers (takeaway cups, not pods/capsules)
  • Egg cartons
  • Envelopes
  • Glass (bottles, jars, broken window glass etc)
  • Greeting cards
  • Ice cream containers
  • Juice and milk cartons
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Pamphlets and junk mail
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes (empty)
  • Plastic containers, bottles and tubs**
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Tin cans
  • Toilet and paper towel rolls
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Wrapping paper

* Large cardboard boxes should be dropped off at the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility
** Remove lids and place them in the waste bin

What goes in my general waste bin?

  • CDs and DVDs
  • Ceramics
  • Cling-wrap type soft plastics
  • Cork
  • Foam boxes and trays
  • Food and vegetable scraps (can be composted)
  • Garden hose (cut into one-metre lengths)
  • General rubbish not suitable for recycling
  • Light bulbs (not compact fluorescent lights*)
  • Kitty litter
  • Manure/animal droppings**
  • Mirrors
  • Nappies
  • Polystyrene
  • Pottery
  • Terracotta tiles/pots
  • Toys (damaged)
  • Vacuum cleaner dust and bags
  • Vinyl
  • X-rays

* Recycle at the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility, or take to your nearest battery bin / recycling station (Subiaco Library; Bunnings Homebase Subiaco or Lords Recreation Centre)
** Please ensure these are properly wrapped or place them in a worm farm

For information about the disposal of hazardous waste, visit the asbestos and hazardous waste page.

For learn more about recycling and waste, visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council website.