Approximately 450,000 wheelie bins full of recycling end up in landfill each week, which means 300,000 bins in Metropolitan Melbourne alone.
There are three main types of kerbside waste and recycling bins:
Recycling bin (yellow lid)
In most parts of Melbourne and Victoria the recycling bin has a yellow lid, but there are some exceptions.
Items that should definitely go in your recycling bin include:
- aerosol cans
- aluminium trays and foil (scrunched)
- envelopes (including those with plastic windows)
- glass, plastic, paper and metal (with exceptions)
- metal pots and cutlery
- pizza boxes (with no food waste).