Recycling information

Yes - items you can recycle in your yellow-lidded recycling bin

  • Paper – including books, magazines, envelopes and paper towels
  • Cardboard – including pizza boxes
  • Cans  – including aerosols
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • All hard plastic bottles and containers
  • Pots and pans
  • Broken hard plastic toys  
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Foil and foil trays

When filling up your yellow bin, put all correct items loose into the bins, not in plastic bags. Plastic bags can be recycled at partipating supermarkets or put into your landfill (red-lid) bin only.

No - items you cannot recycling in your yellow-lidded recycling bin

Plastic bags are the biggest problem in recycling bins. When items are placed in plastic bags, they can’t be sorted in our facilities and may end up in landfill. Don’t let your hard work go to waste!

Items to keep out of your recycling bin include:

  • Plastic bags
  • Food waste
  • Nappies
  • Household chemicals
  • Electronics
  • Batteries
  • Light globes and fluorescent tubes
  • Mirrors and window glass 
  • Crockery, drinking glasses, ceramics and ovenware
  • Household goods
  • Furniture
  • Clothing and shoes 
  • Scrap metal like car parts

Many of these items can be recycled through your Re-new collection or can be taken to the Transfer Station.

Don’t waste our recycling efforts

Moonee Valley residents make a great effort to recycle, and we need everyone to make sure that the right materials go into the right bin otherwise we can't recycle the material we collect.

To help increase our recycling rates, authorised Council officers will be inspecting recycling and garden waste bins over the next month to identify if incorrect materials have been placed in them. Staff will be checking bins and applying an information tag to inspected bins which will either say ‘Hooray, great job on recycling correctly’ or ‘Oops, plastic bags don’t go in this bin’.

The aim of the program is to identify problem areas and educate residents on what should go in their recycling and garden waste bins and where incorrect materials are found in their bins, residents will be provided with an information leaflet about the correct items for each bin.

More information about the bin inspection program is available by calling Waste Management on 9243 8888.

An app to help you recycle

We are proud to support an exciting waste and recycling mobile application, SustainMe. The SustainMe app provides users with accessible, location specific information on your waste and recycling collections including bin night reminders, collections calendar and a comprehensive list of what can and cannot be recycled.

This free app is available for both Apple and Android platforms.

Do you find your recycle bin is filling up too fast?

You can upsize it to a 360L for a one off-fee of $82. To upsize fill out a 360L recycling bin upgrade form (pdf, 264KB).

Recycling top tips

When recycling:

  • check for recycling in every room: bathroom, laundry, kitchen, lounge and study
  • make sure items are empty: remove leftover solid food scraps
  • keep recycling out of plastic bags: if you put your recycling in plastic bags it can end up in landfill because it can’t be sorted and recycled
  • make recycling easy: placing separate rubbish and recycling bins in each room of your house makes recycling easy. If you don't have room for two bins, try a small container under the bench or in a cupboard to collect recycling

More information

Visit Get it right on bin night for more information and tips on recycling.

Want to know more about recycling and reuse in your area? Check out Planet Ark's Recycling Near You.

If you have any questions about your recycling service, please call Citizens Services on 9243 8888.

Last updated: Sunday, 21 May 2017, 5:24 AM