Yarra recycling has changed
The rubbish and recycling system has recently changed in Yarra. It important you learn what can now go in the Purple lidded glass bin and the Yellow lidded recycling bin. If your venue has a Lime Green lidded food waste bin, it is important that you use it appropriately. More information on why the system has changed, is available here.
Your responsibilities when hiring a venue
- It is a condition of your hire that all rubbish and recycling must be placed in the appropriate bin.
- It is your responsibility to make sure that all visitors who visit the venue during your booking are familiar with the new rubbish and recycling system and understand what can now be recycled.
- The bins must be used correctly, as contaminated bins may lead to a withholding of your bond.
Which bin do I use?
Yes: Glass jars and bottles that are empty, clean and have the lids removed
No: Bin liners, lids, or drinking glasses
Yes: The only plastic accepted are plastic bottles labelled 1 and 2 and plastic food packaging labelled 5
Yes: All cardboard, paper, metal tins and cans are still accepted
No: Paper towel, plastic unless stated, coffee cups, UHT milk cartons or bin liners.
Lime Green Bin (PDF, 1.07MB)
Yes: All food waste
No: Paper towel, tea bags, biodegradable packaging or bin liners
The A-Z Guide to Waste & Recycling lists a large variety of items and explains in which bin they belong.
Find out more about the Recycling Revolution here.
Posters in community languages are available here.