City of Bayswater

Using your bins correctly

Green-top rubbish bin

All general rubbish, food and organic household waste goes in this bin. The contents of your green-top rubbish bin are collected weekly.

Below are items which should not go into your green-top bin:

NO glass bottles (these can be placed in your recycling bin);
NO hot ashes;
NO construction or building materials;
NO Household Hazardous Waste;
NO motor oil;
NO car batteries;
NO heavy items.

If you have a compost bin, click here for a full list of items that can be put in this bin.

Yellow-top recycling bin

The contents of your yellow-top recycling bin are collected fortnightly, are sorted and bailed at the material recovery facility (MRF) and sold to industry for re-processing.

Items should be loose (do not put in plastic bags), and if possible rinsed or scraped out clean.

Items you can put in your recycling bin:

Plastic: Bottles and lids (separately), margarine and ice-cream containers (up to 5 litres in capacity), and flower pots (clean). Look for the recycling symbol.
Steel: Food/drink cans and aerosol cans.
Cardboard: Cereal boxes, pizza boxes (empty), boxes and egg cartons.
Glass: Bottles and jars.
Aluminium: Cans, clean foil and foil trays.
Paper: Magazines, newspapers, office paper, envelopes and glossy paper.

Items you should not put in your recycling bin:

NO plastic bags;
NO food or garden waste;
NO electrical goods;
NO clothing, textiles or bedding;
NO nappies;
NO ceramics or pyrex;
NO overfilling;
NO oil or paint.

Brown-top greenwaste bin

The contents of your brown-top greenwaste bin are collected on alternative weeks to your yellow-top recycling bin.

No sand, soil or plastic bags should be placed in this bin.

Place the following into your brown-top greenwaste bin: Grass, leaves and weeds (but no soil)
Small branches
Prunings and small plants

Want to know what happens to your greenwaste once it is collected? Find out here.

For a more detailed list of what can go in each bin, see our A-Z of waste.

Last modified: 01:43 pm Thu, 29th of Aug 2013