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
- Aluminium and steel cans
- Empty aerosol cans
- Plastic bottles and containers
- All plastic takeaway containers (no food scraps)
- Aluminium foil trays (no food scraps)
- Aluminium foil (scrunched up into a fist-size ball)
Clean paper and cardboard
- Newspaper, cardboard and paper
- Milk and juice cartons
- Pizza boxes (no food scraps)
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
- All waste that goes in the garbage bin
Visit the A-Z: What goes where? page for help on what to do with waste that cannot go into your bins.
- 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 blue bin.
Recycling in your suburb
You may have additional paper and food recycling bins depending on your suburb.