Dos and Don'ts

What you can recycle

  • Grass clippings
    Grass clippings
  • Small prunings & flowers
    Small prunings & flowers
  • Weeds (including ivy, creepers and vines)
    Weeds (including ivy, creepers and vines)
  • Twigs and small branches
    Twigs and small branches
  • Leaves
    Leaves
  • Food scraps (Moonee Valley, Nillumbik, Wyndham, Moira, Strathbogie, Benalla, Shepparton)
    Food scraps (Moonee Valley, Nillumbik, Wyndham, Moira, Strathbogie, Benalla, Shepparton)

What you can't recycle

  • Green waste in plastic bags
    Green waste in plastic bags
  • Glass
    Glass
  • Plastic bags*
    Plastic bags*
  • Bagged rubbish
    Bagged rubbish
  • Garden rubbish (e.g. plastic pots and hoses)
    Garden rubbish (e.g. plastic pots and hoses)
  • Scrap metal (e.g. gas bottles, gardening tools, wire)
    Scrap metal (e.g. gas bottles, gardening tools, wire)
  • Soil, pebbles and rocks
    Soil, pebbles and rocks
  • Building materials (e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass)
    Building materials (e.g. concrete, brick, tiles, rubble, glass)
  • Plastics and foam
    Plastics and foam
  • Nappies*
    Nappies*

* Even if they are biodegradable or compostable.

All participating council collection services allow grass clippings, weeds (including ivy), vines, leaves, plant cuttings and small branches to be recycled. Check your local council’s program for other items accepted in your green waste bin.

It’s important not to contaminate your bin with rubbish like wire and string, or plastic bags and nappies, even if they are labelled 'biodegradable' or 'compostable'. By recycling correctly, you make the process easier and help to produce higher quality soil conditioners for agriculture. This means healthier crops and pastures.

Click below and check your local council's program to see what you can or can’t recycle in your area.