What can I put in my bins?

What goes where? How to sort your waste.

Approximately half of the waste collected in Meander Valley's kerbside bins is made up of organic food and garden waste and a further 15 percent is made up of recyclables that were placed in the waste bin by mistake. By diverting these products away from landfill we can reduce the cost and environmental impacts of waste management and improve Meander Valley's sustainability.

Sort more, landfill less
Putting the wrong items in your recycling bin can lead to an entire truckload being contaminated. If a truckload is unable to be processed, the only alternative is to send it to landfill. If you are unsure about an item, use Recycle Coach or contact Council to check. Otherwise, if it doubt, leave it out.


What can go in my recycling bin? (yellow lid)
Recycling Bin Graphic
What can't go in my recycling bin?
Recycling bin graphic 2

What can go in my general waste bin? (red lid)
General Waste Bin Graphic
What can't go in my general waste bin?
General Waste Bin Graphic 2

What can go in my food organics garden organics (FOGO) bin? (green lid)

(Residents of Prospect Vale, Blackstone Heights, Travellers Rest & Hadspen only)

What can go in my FOGO bin
What can't go in my food organics garden organics (FOGO) bin?

(Residents of Prospect Vale, Blackstone Heights, Travellers Rest & Hadspen only)

What cannot go in my FOGO bin

Disposing of plastic bags and plastic wraps (soft plastics)

Soft plastics like bread bags, chocolate wrappers, cling wrap and shopping bags cannot be placed into your recycling bin. Please do not dispose of soft plastics in your recycling bin. These items can be disposed of in the REDcycle bins at your local supermarket. To locate your nearest drop off point visit REDcycle


Other items

You can dispose of a range of other recyclables and general waste at Council's waste facilities and local recycling hubs. For more information click here