Blue lid recycling bin

Council offers residents a fortnightly collection of their blue lid paper and cardboard recycling bin (alternate week to your yellow lid bin). Find your collection day here.

Paper and cardboard recyclables should be placed in your blue bin.  These items may include newspapers and magazines (remove the plastic wrap first!), cartons, envelopes and advertising material.  Once collected, paper and cardboard in your blue bin is sorted at a Material Recovery Facility (MRF), before being reprocessed into a range of new paper products.  This process saves precious natural resources, in fact making paper from recycled materials uses 99% less water and 50% less energy than if produced from raw material.

Houses and terraces are entitled to have one 140 litre bin. Multi-unit dwellings such as apartment buildings are entitled to have one 240 litre bin per 8 units.

Extra collections and additional bins

We recognise there are times when residents may have extra paper and cardboard. Please note that Council will not collect paper and cardboard which is placed on top of or next to your bin.

You can book an extra paid collection for $26 per bin. Additional recycling bins are available for $65 each.

Recycling guides

You can download a recycling guide (2.2MB) for more information on what can and can't go in your recycling bin.

Find out more

  • Contact our Resource Recovery Hotline on 9083 8000 for more information.
  • Watch the video below to learn more about what to put in your bins.

View a subtitled version of this video.

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