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Your Yellow Lidded Bin

Yellow Lidded Bin

Wingecarribee Shire Council offers three sizes of yellow lidded bins to help residents better manage their recycling:


Available bin sizes include: 140L, 240L and 360L, with the standard being 240L.


These bins are collected fortnightly. 



The recycling service is commingled, which means all recyclable items are placed together into one bin. 


Also check out the handy guide to see what should go in your yellow-lidded bin.Recycle Right


What Goes in your Yellow Lidded Bin?


paper and cardboard
Paper and Cardboard 
Cans and Tins
Steel and Aluminium
plastic containers and bottles
Plastic Containers - lids removed 
Glass bottles and jars
Glass Bottles and Jars - lids removed


Helpful Hints

Keep it Simple


Only recycle:


  • paper and cardboard
  • steel and aluminium cans
  • glass bottles and jar
  • plastic bottles and containers

Keep it simple

Keep out soft plastics


This includes:


  • all plastic bags including those that are: 
    • recyclable
    • degradable
    • compostable

  • other soft plastics including: 
    • cling wrap
    • chip packets 
    • bread bags

Keep out soft plastics

Keep out small items


  • No items smaller than a credit card
  • All plastic lids removed from bottles
  • Items smaller than a credit card put in your landfill (red lid) bin


Keep out small items

Keep it Safe


Keep out:


  • strapping
  • hose
  • netting
  • wires
  • building materials
  • other hazardous materials


Keep it safe

Keep it Clean


Wipe or rinse any excess food and drink from:


  • all bottles
  • containers
  • tins

before placing them in your recycling bin.


Keep out:


  • food scraps
  • nappies
  • soiled paper


Keep it clean

Keep it Loose


Put each item into your yellow recycling bin separately.


  • Don't bag
  • Don't box
  • Don't contain your recyclable items.


Keep it loose


What Should Not be Placed in your Yellow Lidded Bin?

There are many items that can be recycled, just not using your Council Yellow Lidded Bin.


Have a look at out Handy Quick Reference Guide to see how to dispose of many of your unwanted waste types.


The collection vehicles are fitted with cameras to check the bin contents every time it is emptied. Residents who continually place incorrect items in the recycling bin may have their bin removed.



Last Updated: July 24th, 2019
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