Domestic Three Bin Service

Recycling Bin (Yellow Lid)

Yellow-lidded recycling bins are collected fortnightly (alternate week to organic waste).

Everything that goes into your recycling bin is hand-sorted at Endeavour Industries Resource Recovery Centre, so it's important to get it right and not contaminate your bin. If your bin is found to be contaminated, it won't be emptied. If your bin is found to be contaminated on multiple occasions, the bin may be removed.

The recycling industry is changing and we need to improve our behaviours to ensure we meet new contamination standards. We all need to Recycle Right to ensure our recycling will continue to be managed as effectively and efficiently as possible. So keep our recycling in the loop and keep it coming ’round by recycling right! Follow the actions below:

  • Keep it simple: Only recycle paper and cardboard, steel and aluminium cans, glass bottles and jars, plastic bottles and containers.
  • Keep out soft plastics: This includes all plastic bags, even if they have a recycling symbol, are degradable or compostable, and other soft plastics including cling wrap, chip packets and bread bags.
  • Keep out small items: Any items smaller than a credit card. All plastic lids now need to be removed from bottles and those smaller than a credit card put in your landfill bin.
  • Keep it safe: Keep out strapping, hose, netting, wires, building materials and other hazardous materials.
  • Keep it clean: Wipe or rinse any excess food and drink from all bottles, containers and tins before placing them in your recycling bin. Keep out food scraps, nappies and soiled paper.
  • Keep it loose: Put each item into your yellow recycling bin separately, don’t bag, box or contain your recyclable items.

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What can I put in my recycling bin?

  • paper and cardboard
  • glass bottles and jars (no lids)
  • aluminium and steel cans
  • aluminium foil (rolled into a fist-sized ball)
  • milk and juice cartons
  • hard plastics marked 1 to 5

PET Bottles marked with # 1 HDPE Bottles marked with # 2 PVC Containers marked with # 3 LDPE Containers marked with # 4 PP Bottles marked with # 5

What CANNOT go in the recycling bin?

  • recyclables in plastic bags
  • plastic bags
  • soft plastics
  • polystyrene foam
  • takeaway coffee cups
  • drinkware/crockery
  • broken glass
  • food
  • nappies
  • batteries, light globes, mobile phones
  • hazardous material e.g. syringes, sharps, medical waste, asbestos, gas bottles
  • motor oil

For further enquiries about what can or cannot go in your recycling bin, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

Organic Waste Bin (Green Lid)

Green-lidded organic waste bins are collected fortnightly (alternate week to recycling).

Everything that goes into your organic waste bin is turned into nutrient-rich compost, so it's important to get it right and not contaminate your bin. If your bin is found to be contaminated, it won't be emptied. If your bin is found to be contaminated on multiple occasions, the bin may be removed.

What can I put in my organic waste bin?

  • any raw or cooked food
  • teabags and coffee grounds
  • fruit and vegetables
  • peelings
  • leftovers and take-away food (no containers)
  • meat and seafood (including bones)
  • dairy
  • eggshells
  • cooking oil (soaked up in paper towel)
  • paper towels
  • used tissues
  • pizza boxes
  • soiled/wet paper
  • shredded paper
  • newspaper
  • pet manure and compostable kitty litter (in compostable bags or newspaper)
  • grass clippings
  • leaves
  • weeds
  • prunings
  • flowers
  • twigs
  • small branches

What CANNOT go in my organic waste bin?

  • garbage
  • recyclables
  • plastic bags
  • soft plastics
  • polystyrene foam
  • takeaway coffee cups
  • drinkware/crockery
  • broken glass
  • nappies
  • batteries, light globes, mobile phones
  • hazardous material e.g. syringes, sharps, medical waste, asbestos, gas bottles
  • motor oil

For further enquiries about what can or cannot go in your organic waste bin, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

General Waste Bin (Red Lid)

Red-lid general waste bins are collected weekly.

Everything that goes into your general waste bin is sent to landfill, so it's important to reduce the amount of waste that goes in your bin in the first place, to extend the life of our landfill and ensure we can continue to sustainably manage our waste for the long term.

What can I put in my general waste bin?

  • soft plastics
  • nappies
  • hoses
  • takeaway coffee cups
  • drinkware and crockery

What CANNOT go in my general waste bin?

  • food waste
  • garden waste
  • recyclable items
  • batteries, light globes, mobile phones
  • hazardous material e.g. syringes, sharps, medical waste, asbestos, gas bottles
  • motor oil

For further enquiries about what can or cannot go in your general waste bin, contact the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

Tips & Information

Waste Collection Calendar

Council's current domestic waste collection calendar is available below.

Waste Collection Calendar 2019(PDF, 2MB)

Zone Map

Maps of the Goulburn and Marulan domestic waste collection zones are available below.

Goulburn Collection Zone Map(PDF, 494KB)

Marulan Collection Zone Map(PDF, 272KB)

 

A to Z Waste & Recycling Guide

Council's A to Z Waste & Recycling Guide is available below.

A to Z Waste & Recycling Guide(PDF, 325KB)

 

How to put your bins out

To ensure your bins are collected:

  • Place your bins out the night before or by 5am on collection days.
  • Remove your bins from the kerb as soon as possible after they have been emptied.
  • Place your bins on the kerb with the front of the bin facing the road.
  • Leave a 1 metre gap between bins so the truck's arms can pick up each bin.
  • Don’t place bins adjacent to trees, parked cars, poles or letterboxes (a minimum of 1 metre from any obstruction).
  • Make sure bins aren’t overfilled and the lids can close to avoid littering.

 

Need to organise bins?

If you need to organise a new, replacement or additional bin for your property, call the Waste Info Line on (02) 4823 4417.

 

For further enquiries, contact the Waste Info Line.