Recyclables Collection

Your blue lid Recycling Bin is used for the collection of recyclable containers and paper items. This bin is collected fortnightly on your usual garbage day, every alternate week to your Garden Organics Bin.

Enter your address in My Maroondah for the next dates for your recycling and garden organics collections, or see our printable calendar for the year's dates.

Permitted containers for the recyclables bin

Recycling Bin Guidelines

  • Place items loosely in the bin, not in plastic bags
  • Rinse bottles, jars and cans before placing in the recycling bin - be waterwise and use washing-up water
  • Save space by squashing plastic bottles and containers
  • Tear and crush large cardboard pieces to save space and prevent them from becoming jammed in the bin
  • Do not overfill your bin, as this can lead to spillage and litter problems
  • Pyrex, white glass, mirrors, drinking glasses, light globes and ceramics cannot be recycled - please wrap in newspaper for safety and put these in your garbage bin

Your Recycling bin should not be heavier than 40kg or it may not be collected.

How will you know? It will be very difficult to move. The heaviest materials are glass bottles & jars and telephone books.

Items accepted

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Milk & juice cartons
  • Aluminium and steel cans, aerosols and foil
  • Newspapers, magazines, advertising material, telephone books, papers & crushed cardboard boxes, shredded paper (put shredded paper in to a box or paper bag before putting in to recycle bin) 
  • Rigid plastic bottles and containers, including milk, juice, soft drink & detergent bottles, ice cream, margarine, yoghurt containers and small plastic plant pots.  

Please place items loose in the bin - not in plastic bags!

Not accepted

  • NO plastic bags or recyclables in bags
  • NO polystyrene foam
  • NO crockery or Pyrex
  • NO plate glass, light globes, drinking glasses or mirrors
  • NO food scraps
  • NO green waste
  • NO forms of household rubbish
  • NO soft plastics (ie cling wrap, plastic bags or chip packets)
  • NO medical, chemical or hazardous waste
  • NO waxed or soiled cardboard

Contact Council on 1300 88 22 33 for further information on what can be recycled in Maroondah.

What happens to the recyclable materials?

 

Once the truck is full it takes the recyclables to a Material Recovery Facility in Dandenong South where a combination of manual (hand) and automated (machine) sorting separates the different materials. Once sorted:

  • Glass is made into new glass bottles and road base.
  • Paper and cardboard is recycled back into newspapers, packaging, toilet paper, insulation and building products.
  • Milk and juice cartons are recycled into writing and photocopying paper.
  • Plastic containers are made into textiles, trays, garbage bins and plant potsl
  • Steel and aerosol cans are used to make new cans, train tracks and building materialsl
  • Aluminium cans are turned into new aluminium cansl

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