What Goes in Your Bins

General Waste Sticker

Find out what can go in your yellow lid recycling bin, and what material should be placed into the red lid general waste bin.

For quick reference, download the resources below to find out where you can dispose of your waste items:

General waste and recycling fridge magnets and bin stickers are available for free from any of our Customer Service Centres or from any Townsville Citylibraries location.

Recycling Bins

Recycling Sticker

The yellow-lid recycling bin is for common household packaging materials.

Recyclable items must be put in the recycling bin loose. Do not put them into plastic bags. If you put bottles, cans and other recyclable materials into plastic bags when you put them into the recycling bin, they will not be recycled.

Used plastic bags can be:

  • Reused for your grocery shopping or as a lunch bag
  • Reused as bin liners for your household waste
  • Disposed of in the general waste bin.

Let's get it sorted at home:

  • Make sure you know what you can and can’t recycle.
  • Always separate your recycling from your rubbish.
  • Store your recyclables in a box or container until you are ready to visit the recycling bin.
  • Never put your recycling into the waste bin.
  • Recyclable items must be placed into the recycling bin loose – don’t use plastic bags.

Visit our Let's Get it Sorted page for more information on recycling.

Waste Bins

Neither Bin

Disposing of batteries and other combustible and hazardous waste through general waste bins or recycling bins puts our people and equipment in danger due to the risk of fire. Please help protect our people and environment by correctly disposing of combustible and hazardous items.

More Information

Visit our Waste and Recycling page for more information about waste and recycling services.