Blue lid recycling bin

Waverley Council offers fortnightly collection of residential blue lid recycling bins (alternate week to your yellow lid recycling bin). Find your collection day here.

What can go in the blue lid recycling bin?

Your blue lid bin is for loose paper and cardboard items, including:

  • paper and cardboard
  • newspapers, magazines and advertising material (remove plastic wrapping)
  • paper based milk or juice cartons (gable top style from the chilled section)
  • pizza boxes

What cannot go in the blue lid recycling bin?

Putting the wrong items in your blue lid bin can result in the bin contents going to landfill instead of being recycled. Do not put the following items into your blue lid recycling bin:

  • plastic bags, plastic wrapping and soft plastics
  • heavily soiled paper
  • aseptic food cartons (i.e. long life milk cartons or bricks)

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 one blue 140 L recycling bin. The number of blue 240L recycling bins allocated to apartment buildings (3 or more dwellings) is calculated using the waste generation rates in Council’s Developmental Control Plan 2012 which can be viewed here

Find out more

  • Contact our Call Customer Service on 9083 8000 for more information.
  • Watch the video below to learn more about what to put in your bins.

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