What goes in each bin?

1. What goes in the Recycling Bin? 

There have been some changes to what items you can put in your yellow top recycling bin.

Download the Recyclables Poster(PDF, 186KB) to see which items are accepted in the Town of Cambridge.

To help you with the changes download the Frequently Asked Questions(PDF, 175KB) .

Request a Recycling Bin

What do I do with soft plastics?

Recycle your plastic bags and packaging with the REDcycle Program and keep soft plastics out of landfill.

Some commonly recycled items with REDcycle include:

  • bread bags
  • biscuit packets, wrapper only
  • paper goods packaging
  • pasta and rice bags
  • frozen food and veggie bags
  • confectionery bags
  • plastic bags
  • old green bags
  • cereal box liners

For a comprehensive list of what you can and cannot put in a REDcycle bin, visit the REDcycle website.

Please make sure your plastic is dry and as empty as possible.

Find the nearest REDcycle drop off point nearest to you

Find out more about REDcycle



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2. What goes in the Green bin?

The green-lidded green waste bin is where you dispose of:

  • Grass clipping and weeds
  • Leaves and twigs
  • All garden prunings
  • Small branches and raw timber off-cuts (max length 30cm)

Having a green waste bin is optional and this service is provided at a annual cost.

The green bin is a convenient way to divert organic material from the general waste stream, with the contents of the bin converted to mulch or compost.

Request a Green Waste Bin

3. What goes in the General bin?

The red-lidded general waste bin is where you dispose of:

  • Food scraps
  • Nappies
  • Textiles
  • Bric-a-brac

We encourage you to use the general waste bin as 'the bin of last resort' and only use it for items that can't be recycled.

As a standard all households in the Town are provided with a 120 litre general waste bin.  For an additional annual charge a 240 litre bin can be provided.

If you are thinking of increasing the size of your general waste bin please call our Waste Management team on 9347 6000.

4. Recycle Right app

A new app and website has been launched to help the people of Perth to Recycle Right.

The new resource (recycleright.wa.gov.au) encourages and assists residents and businesses in Western Australia to recycle, reduce their rubbish and buy more recycled products.

Developed by the ‘Recycle Right’ education program, the much-anticipated update of the Recycle Right app features:

  • Which Bin – find out at a glance, what goes in which bin along with what doesn’t belong there and the correct methods of disposal.
  • Bin Day Reminders – set an alert to reminder you of which bin goes out on what day for your area.
  • An ever-growing A–Z list of specific items and what to do with them.
  • Find My Nearest – an extensive database of drop-off locations or recycling facilities in Perth for items such as batteries, car parts, building/demolition waste, hazardous household waste and more.

The website also provides a Resources Hub of worksheets, how-to guides, fact sheets and templates.

Information on both the app and website is tailored to the full assortment of bin systems found in the Perth metropolitan area: 3-bin FOGO (Food Organics, Garden Organics), 3-bin GO (Garden Organics) and 2-bin. 

Find out more and download the app