Recycling Service

Recycling Collection

The City of Albany provides a fortnightly recycling collection service for all residential premises.

Residential Properties

Residential Properties use a 240 litre wheelie bin for recycling only. Recycling is collected fortnightly. Please refer to When is my bin emptied? section to find out the day of your collection.

New Residential Properties

New Residential properties purchase a yellow lidded dark green 240 litre wheelie bin for recycling only. Please refer to additional information for a list of suppliers.

What can I recycle

The dark green bin and / or yellow lidded bin are for your recycling including paper and cardboard, steel and aluminium cans, milk and juice cartons, glass bottles and jars, and most plastic bottles. As your recycling is sorted after collection, all your recyclables can be placed into the one bin.

For more detail about what can and cannot be placed in the recycling bin have a look at the sticker on the lid of your bin, read the table below, or call the Cleanaway Albany Customer Service Centre on 1300 784 468.

It is important to make sure that only recyclable items are placed in the recycling bin. Placing incorrect items in the recycling bin is called 'contamination'. Contamination causes problems during the sorting of recyclables, as well as affecting the ability of the item to be processed into a new product. In some cases, just a few contaminated bins can ruin an entire truckload of recyclables. Just a few people doing the wrong thing can lead to such a waste! Make sure your efforts count- RECYCLE RIGHT!!

Plastic bags are the most common contaminant found in recycling. Remember plastic bags cannot be placed in the recycling bin - they should be reused, returned to a supermarket with a special plastic bag recycling station, or disposed of in your garbage bin.

It is also important that you remove the lids from jars and plastic bottles and give containers and bottles a quick rinse out before placing them in the recycling bin.

The following guidelines will help you to understand what can and cannot be recycled in the City of Albany.

Tick Cardboard, cartons and pizza boxes
cross No waxed cardboard
Exclmation mark 4 Remember to flatten cardboard boxes and remove food from pizza boxes
Tick Newspaper, paper, envelopes and junk mail
cross No shredded paper
Tick Milk cartons
cross No silver lined UHT cartons
Exclmation mark 4 Remember to rinse cartons before recycling
Tick Glass bottles and jars
cross No window glass, crockery or light globes
Exclmation mark 4 Remember to rinse jars before recycling and remove all bottle tops and lids
Tick Plastic milk and soft drink bottles, detergent and shampoo bottles
cross No poisons or hazardous chemical bottles
Exclmation mark 4 Remember to rinse all bottles and remove lids from bottle
Tick Steel, aluminium and aerosol cans
cross No other metal household items such as saucepans, car parts, wire or gas bottles
Exclmation mark 4 Remember to rinse off any food and remove lids and nozzles from aerosol cans and place lids in the rubbish bin