Sorted recyclables

recycling bag and leaves

Sorted recyclables are clean and inoffensive materials declared by Council to be recyclable and eligible for disposal at Council waste facilities. If sorted prior to arrival, it will not contribute to the limits under the Disposal of Waste Free of Charge Policy(PDF, 296KB).

Eligible residents can recycle the following items at participating facilities at no additional charge:

Paper and cardboard

Clean, dry, flattened cardboard. This does not include waxed cardboard nor packaging material, such as polystyrene foam, packing beads/peanuts, plastic wrap, box straps or excessive tape. Notes and conditions apply

Scrap metal

Scrap metal includes:

Fees apply for fridges, freezers and air conditioners

Household hazardous waste

Household quantities of hazardous waste items are included as sorted recyclable items and are free to dispose of in sorted recyclable loads. These waste items include:

  • fire extinguishers
  • fluoro globes and tubes
  • household batteries
  • car batteries
  • X-rays
  • smoke detectors
  • gas bottles (limit of one under 9kg)
  • motor oils and other oils
  • aerosol cans
  • paint (oil-based).

Remember to handle and transport your materials carefully and safely. Protect your vehicle by placing items on a protective sheet or tray in the boot to capture any leaks or breaks. Asbestos is not included. Refer to Asbestos for specific fees and conditions.

e-Waste

Accepted appliances and electrical waste include small appliances, computers, TVs and electric tools. Maximum of 10 items per visit.

Treasure Market Goods

These are salvaged items, as outlined on Council's Treasure Markets page. 

Recyclable food and beverage containers

These refer to glass bottles and jars, aluminium and steel cans, plastic bottles and containers.

How do I sort my waste?

Sorting your waste means separating items into ‘like’ groups in your car, ute or trailer. For example, putting scrap cardboard into a separate pile from metal rather than having them combined and unsorted for disposal as general waste. Remember to sort and pack all your waste items for easy access and disposal to designated drop-off areas.

Taking a little extra time to pack your waste items before you leave home can make a difference in how much you will pay for disposal. It also helps our team members to quickly identify what materials can be recovered from your waste load free of charge.

Disposal / recycling options

Wheelie bins

These items cannot be disposed of in your wheelie bins.

Waste facilities

Notes and conditions

  • These items cannot be disposed of in your wheelie bins with the exception of paper and cardboard, and food and beverage containers, which can be disposed of in your recycling bin.
  • No additional fees for MBRC residents only. Terms and conditions apply. Please see fees and charges.
  • If you sort your waste before visiting a participating MBRC facility, you can recycle these items at no additional fee and save a visit on your limits. Please see the Disposal of Waste Free of Charge Policy.(PDF, 296KB)
  • Limited quantities of household problem waste items are accepted at waste management facilities and transfer stations. Fees and conditions may apply over annual domestic limits per residential property, e.g. hazardous waste items.
  • Eligible residents can continue bring in Sorted Recyclable items to participating waste facilities for recycling at no additional fee if visits and tonnage limits under the Disposal of Waste Free of Charge Policy(PDF, 296KB) have been reached or exceeded.
  • Commercial operators or residents with commercial vehicles, or those who are not eligible under Council’s Waste disposal Policy, will be limited to Council’s major Waste Facilities and incur fees for disposal/recycling loads.