How to use your glass bin

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The simple act of separating glass from other recyclable materials has a positive impact on overall recycling outcomes.

When glass bottles and jars are thrown in with other recyclables (as they were in our old service) they break, and lodge in other recycling, making it hard to separate the different materials. This reduces the recycling potential for all recyclables, including paper, cardboard, plastic and metal, as well as glass.

Giving glass bottles and jars their own bin will add value to other recyclable materials and mean more material is recycled to create useful products, rather than sent to landfill. It will also mean we can recycle more glass to its highest value use.

How to recycle using the purple-lidded bin:

1 - Take off any lids and put them in the rubbish bin.

2 - Rinse out the container to remove any remaining food.

3 - Place the glass in the purple-lidded bin.

4 - Your glass recycling bin is collected every four weeks.

Items accepted in your purple-lidded bin:

Glass bottles (without lids)

Glass jars (without lids)

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Do you need to dispose of something that can't go in your bin?

Take a look at our hard waste collection service or other options for household waste page.

Missed collection?

If your bin has not been emptied, please contact Council ASAP on 9932 1000, as this is the quickest way to arrange a recollection. Alternatively you may complete the missed collection online form, however, this may take longer to process. 

Public holidays

Council’s waste collection contractors and disposal facilities are closed on the following days only:

  • Christmas Day
  • New Year’s Day
  • Good Friday

On these days, regular collections will resume the following day and continue until all affected areas have been collected. Please leave your bin/s out until your bin/s have been emptied.

All other listed public holidays do not affect waste collection services.

Lost, damaged and stolen bins

Council will replace or repair your recycling bin if it has undergone normal wear and tear, or if it has been stolen. A statutory declaration may be required.

If you have lost your bin or it's has been stolen or damaged, please contact Council on 9932 1000 or report a damaged bin or missing bin.