Some people are doing well if they manage to separate recyclables from other rubbish for the regular weekly or fortnightly council garbage collection. Even for those who are committed to thoughtful disposal of waste, sometimes it can be confusing to know just what can be recycled, what goes into green waste bins, and what must never be disposed of in the regular trash.
Green Waste bins can accommodate small branches, shrub prunings, plants, flowers, weeds, leaves, shredded paper, and grass clippings. Food scraps and other organic waste cannot be disposed of in Sydney’s green bins.
Yellow recycling bins can accommodate paper, magazines, newspapers, cardboard, glass jars and bottles, aluminium drink cans and foil trays, steel cans, and plastic containers (but not lids).
Everything else is waste, which is what the red bin is for – with an array of important exceptions.
Here are some common household waste items which should never be thrown out in your rubbish bin:
- Old Television sets and computers – these have some components which are toxic
- Batteries – leech toxic metals and chemicals into landfill, contaminating the environment
- Oil (cooking or motor)
- Deceased animals or pets
- Construction or demolition waste
- Bricks and cement
- Household chemicals
- Any recyclable
- Any green waste
- Poisons such as garden chemicals
- Large textiles (for example, bed sheets)
- Garden hose
- Pool chemicals
- Glass bottles
- Car parts
- Bulky items
- Electrical appliances
- Gas cylinders
- Printer cartridges
- Light bulbs
If you have rubbish which needs to be removed, call AA Adonis Rubbish Removal Services. We can tell you quickly just what we can take away for you, and what items will need to be disposed of in an alternative manner. Better still, when we collect your rubbish as part of our cheap rubbish removal Sydney-wide service, we will do our best to recycle everything we possibly can – so you know your old stuff won’t just become more landfill.