Inner West Council provides a fortnightly kerbside collection service for recyclable waste. You may have different bins for recycling depending on your suburb.
What goes in my recycling bins?
Bottles, containers and cans
- Glass bottles and jars
- Steel and aluminium cans as well as aluminium foil (scrunched up into a fist-size ball)
- Plastic bottles and containers, including empty plastic takeaway containers
Clean paper and cardboard
- Newspaper, cardboard and paper
- Milk and juice cartons
- Pizza boxes (no food scraps)
Unsure if an item is recyclable? Find an answer in our A-Z guide or send your question to email@example.com.
What does not go in my recycling bins?
- Plastic bags and other soft plastics
- Polystyrene foam
- Nappies, used or unused
- CDs, DVDs and VCR tapes
- Flower pots, including plastic ones
- Mixed foil and plastic packaging, such as pringles containers
- Ceramics, porcelain and broken glass
- Light globes
- Syringes and sharps
- Green waste
- Mobile phones and electronic or computer parts
- Plastic toys and kitchen storage containers
If any of the above items are placed in your recycling bin your bin might be rejected.
- Always put your items loose in the bin
- Never put plastic bags – including biodegradable ones – in your yellow or blue bin, as they jam the machinery used to sort through the recycling materials
- Ensure items have no leftover foods inside before placing them in the bin
- Flatten cardboard boxes before they go in the recycling bin.
Need an additional recycling bin?
You may apply for an additional recycling bin at no extra cost to maximise your recycling efforts.
Apply for an additional recycling bin
Need additional help or have questions?
To help our residents recycle and dispose of waste correctly, we offer a range of educational material, such as bin bay signs, bin stickers, educational flyers or property number bin stickers.
Order signs, stickers or flyers
Recycling in your suburb
You may have additional paper and food recycling bins depending on your suburb.