Your recycling bin

We are proud of the recycling efforts by Toowoomba Region residents. But there's still room for improvement! It's time to look at how we can work together to reduce the amount of waste going to landfill. The information below will help you choose which products belong in your recycling bin.

To find out your bin collection day, use our Find your bin day tool. 

 

The recycling process

Your recycle bin (yellow lid) is serviced fortnightly. All the waste is sorted at a materials recycling facility in Brisbane. Some of the material is baled and exported for further recycling and manufacturing. Placing non-recyclable waste in the recycling bin can cause a lower grade product to be produced in the manufacturing process or the waste can be rejected and landfilled.

How to maintain an uncontaminated recycling bin:

 

Items that can be placed in the recycling bin

Generally, any container that has come from your kitchen, bathroom or laundry, such as:

To make it easy to decide which bin to use, we've created a 'What goes in each bin' flyer to print and keep at home.

 

Items that should not go in the recycling bin

The below is a list of some of the things that we find in recycle bins and shouldn't.  If in doubt, contact council.

The above list are all contaminants to the recycling process. If you put these in your bin, your bin may not be emptied. You will need to remove these contaminants before your bin can be emptied. You may be charged a fee to collect your bin.

Many of these items can be disposed of at your nearest waste facility.

 

Soft Plastics

Soft plastics such as cling wrap, plastic bags, bin liners, bread bags may be able to be recycled at your local supermarket through "Redcycle".  Speak to your supermarket for further information.

 

Wheelie bin maintenance

If your wheelie bin is damaged or has broken parts (e.g. cracked or missing lids, pins, wheels and/or axles), contact us and lodge a customer request.

 

Last Updated: Tuesday, 06 August 2019 10:00