How do I recycle?

A quick guide about what to put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Your yellow lid bin is for items that can be recycled. This bin is collected fortnightly. Recycling is a great way to help the environment and contribute to Adelaide’s goal of becoming the world’s first carbon neutral city

There’s often confusion about what can and can’t go into residential recycling, so we’ve put together this guide for you. The good news is items to e recycled don’t need to be sorted within the bin, they can all go in together!

Paper and cardboard

Please rinse food and beverage containers before placing in the bin.

  • Newspaper, magazines and junk mail
  • Egg cartons, food boxes and packaging
  • Envelopes (plastic windows are ok)
  • Empty pizza boxes (with food removed)
  • Rinsed coffee paper cups (ensure no plastic lining)
  • Milk, custard, juice, ice cream cartons.

Glass

Remember to check your glass drink bottles as you may be able to claim the 10c deposit on them!

  • Empty beverage and medicine bottles
  • Jars and condiment bottles
  • Wine bottles

Plastic (rigid containers)

  • Drink bottle containers
  • Detergent, spray bottles
  • Shampoo, conditioner and cosmetic bottles
  • Yogurt and ice-cream containers
  • Butter tubs
  • Chocolate and biscuit trays
  • Clean plant pots

Metal cans and tins

  • Empty aerosol, food, drink, fish cans
  • Pet food cans (rinse first)
  • Biscuit tins

For a full range of items and a handy online sorting tool, go to Which bin.