Your Recycling Collection Service

Your Yellow Lid Bin is for Recycling Only

This bin is collected fortnightly, on the same day as your FOGO Bin (on the alternate week to your Waste Bin).

What you CAN place in your Recycling Bin:

  • Paper & Cardboard including Pizza Boxes
  • Steel & Aerosol Cans
  • Aluminium Cans, Trays & Clean Foil
  • Rigid Plastic Containers, including Lids
  • Glass Bottles & Jars
  • Milk, Juice and Long Life cartons including Tetra Pak® cartons

Your recyclables are sent to a transfer station at Kembla Grange, they are then sent to various recyclers to be made back into paper, new containers and various other products.

These items contaminate your recycling and MUST NOT be placed in your Recycling Bin:

  • Garden Waste & Hoses
  • Plastic Bags & Wrap
  • Polystyrene Foam
  • Clothing & Linen
  • Paints & Oils
  • Crockery, Drinking Glasses & Pyrex
  • Disposable Nappies
  • Syringes & Medical Waste
  • Shredded Paper, Tissues & Paper Towel
  • Any Other Waste

Plastic bags are NOT accepted in your Recycling Bin.

If you place the wrong items into your Recycling Bin it may not be collected.

These will contaminate the recycling process.

Instead, check here for your closest soft plastic drop off point.

Did you know:

  • the  symbol on plastic items tells you what type of plastic the item is made of? It does not necessarily mean that the item is recyclable. Only rigid plastics are accepted in your recycle bin, no soft plastics are allowed.
  • that paper can only be recycled around 7 times, each time the paper fibre gets shorter and shorter. These short length paper fibres are at the end of their recycling life and are made into paper towel, tissues and tissue paper. Therefore tissues, paper towel and tissue paper cannot be recycled in your recycle bin, instead place them in your FOGO bin for recycling into organic soil conditioner.
  • the only glass we can recycle is "food grade" glass. If a food or drink item is packaged in glass when you buy it, then that glass can be recycled. Even if the item is broken, it can still be recycled through the yellow lid bin. All other glass items cannot be recycled in the yellow lid bin.
  • glass items that CAN'T be recycled through the yellow lid bin include window glass; pyrex bakeware; drinking glasses; eye glasses; light bulbs; vases; crystal and mirrors.

Irregular Collection Service

Did you know Shellharbour City Council offers an on-call Irregular Collection Service (fees apply)?

This may assist during periods when waste exceeds your usual fortnightly amount, e.g. festive season.

The collection fee must be paid in advance by credit card over the phone or in person at the Council Chambers customer service desk. Irregular collections occur on Monday - Friday and require 24 hours notice.  

To arrange this, please click here.

Alternately, you are able to take your additional recyclables to the Dunmore Resource Recovery Centre FREE of charge, at any time.

Additional Bin

Is your Recycling Bin consistently full each fortnight?

Did you know that you can request an additional 240 Litre Recycling Bin if one is not sufficient? These additional services are levied through your property rates system. For applicable fees click here.

To request an additional Recycling Bin, please click here.

Recycling Near You!

Looking for information about recycling and waste services in your local area? The Recycling Near You! website contains information about residential recycling and waste services, as well as local drop-off options for your items including computers, batteries, printer cartridges, mobile phones and many others.