What you can and cannot recycle in your yellow recycling bin

You can see here what can and cannot be placed in your yellow recycling bin.

You can also download our handy #RecycleRight Fridge Magnet (a quick recycling guide) or pick one up free at our Corporate Centre at 43 Oliver Avenue, Goonellabah, or at Lismore and Goonellabah Libraries.

You may also find the resources below useful to familiarise yourself with the #RecycleRight recycling routines.

#RecycleRight Information Sheet

#RecycleRight Keep It poster

#RecycleRight Keep Out poster

YES (these items go in your recycling bin):

  • Aerosol cans (empty)
  • Aluminium cans
  • Aluminium foil (clean)
  • Books
  • Cardboard (clean)
  • CD covers/cases
  • Crockery and ceramics
  • Drinking glasses
  • Envelope (including windows)
  • Plastic punnets
  • Glass jars and bottles
  • Glass plates
  • Junk mail (paper)
  • Magazines
  • Medicine bottles
  • Milk and juice boxes
  • Mirror glass
  • Newspapers
  • Office paper
  • Paint tins empty,
  • 4L size max
  • Paper
  • Plastic containers and bottles (all hard plastic)
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Pyrex
  • Resource Recovery Collection Satchels
  • Steel tins and cans
  • Telephone books
  • Wrapping paper
  • Resource Recovery Collection Satchels

NO (these items are not acceptable):

  • Nappies
  • Clothing and textiles
  • Garden organics and food scraps
  • Plastic bags or soft plastic wrapping or packaging
  • Polystyrene
  • String, rope or cable
  • Shredded paper (this belongs in your organics bin)
  • Scrap metal and appliances
  • Windscreen glass

And please, NO sharps, NO dead animals and NO asbestos!

Grab a Resource Recovery Collection Satchel

Resource Recovery Collection Satchels enable us to collect and sort problem waste.

Problem waste includes household batteries, reading glasses, corks, CDs and DVDs, mobile phones and accessories, small electronics (such as cameras, iPods, calculators) and printer cartridges. These items must be placed into a Resource Recovery Collection Satchel prior to being placed into your yellow recycling bin.

Resource Recovery Collection Satchels are available free from the Revolve Shop, our Corporate Centre in Goonellabah and the Lismore Library.

Need a bigger bin?

If you are having trouble fitting all of your recycling in your 240-litre bin, you can purchase a 360-litre bin for a one-off fee. Phone us on 1300 87 83 87 to arrange.