The State Government is creating a standardised system for recycling and waste — the aim is for all households to recycle and sort waste the same way, no matter where you live.
This includes standardised bin lid colours:
- General waste with red bin lids
- Combined recycling; paper, metal and plastic recycling with yellow bin lids
- Food and garden organics with lime green bin lids
- Separate glass recycling with purple bin lids
For our community this means we will be changing from blue recycling bin lids and dark green rubbish bin lids to:
Yellow = Recycling Bin
Red = Rubbish Bin
There will be no change to the food and garden organics bin.
Lime Green = Food and Garden Organics
The Shire has commenced this transition to new bin lid colours and is practicing a gradual approach with damaged or new bins being issued in the new colours to begin with. This means that while we transition to the new standardised bin lids your bin lid colour may be different to your neighbours.
The State Government is also developing standard lists of what is accepted in each bin — so recycling and waste sorting will be the same no matter where you live. When this list is released later in 2023 we will ensure we communicate this with our community and update our Waste and Recycling Disposal Guide accordingly.
For now, there are no changes to what can go in each bin.
Soft plastics cannot be recycled in yellow recycling bins. Please place in the general waste bin.