What goes in your black bin

Important Black Bin Reminders:

  • Paper and cardboard must be clean.
  • Your black box should not weigh more than 15 kg when full.
  • Have a specific question about an item? Check the Waste Explorer.

Black bin recyclable:

  • Newspaper and flyers
  • Magazines and catalogues
  • Corrugated cardboard
  • Telephone books
  • Cereal and cracker boxes (remove plastic liners)
  • Shoe and laundry detergent boxes
  • Writing and computer paper, paper pads
  • Hard and soft cover books
  • Paper egg cartons, toilet paper and paper towel rolls
  • Gift wrapping paper and greeting cards
  • Clean paper shopping bags or paper packaging
  • Frozen dinner boxes
  • Clean pizza boxes 

Place these items in your green bin:

  • Waxed paper
  • Food soiled pizza boxes
  • Other soiled paper products
  • Tissues and paper towels (soiled or clean)
  • Coffee cups (wax lined)

Place these items in your garbage

  • Cereal and cracker box liners, chip and cookie bags and canisters
  • Chocolate bar and candy wrappings
  • Wooden clementine and orange crates
  • Foil wrapping paper, bows, ribbons
  • Paper and cardboard lined with foil
  • Fast food drink cups (plastic)

Find out what happens to your recycling

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