Recycling for residents

The 2022 recycling and waste calendars are available for Adelaide and North Adelaide.

See the calendar for your bin day or view our online bin day checker.

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

Your yellow recycling 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 achieving 'zero waste'. 

There’s often confusion about what can and can’t go into kerbside yellow recycling bins, so we’ve put together this guide for you. 

Items for recycling can all go in together but please place them loose and not in plastic bags! Soft plastics like bags can damage the sorting machines.

Throw it in

Aluminium foil


Glass bottles and jars

Paper and cardboard

Rigid plastic containers

Tins, cans and aerosols

Leave it out

NO batteries or electronics

NO broken glassware or crockery

NO clothing or shoes

NO food or garden waste

NO plastic bags or wrapping
Plastic bags can be recycled at a REDcycle drop off point

NO polystyrene or foam

NO shredded paper

NO squeezy yoghurt pouches

Before you put it in

When putting an item in your yellow recycling bin, remember to:

  • ensure recyclables are clean, empty and dry.
  • place recyclables loose in the bin (not in a plastic bag).
  • remove container lids before placing containers in the yellow bin.

Not sure if an item should go in the yellow recycling bin?

Check Which Bin to find out how to dispose of the item.