Red lid General Waste Wheelie Bin


Rockhampton Regional Waste and Recycling provides weekly collection of general waste wheelie bins for properties within declared collection areas. General waste wheelie bins have a red lid or superseded dark green lid.

To find out your general waste wheelie bin collection day, use our handy ‘search your bin day’ tool.

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General waste refers to general everyday household waste that can be placed in your general waste wheelie bin. Knowing what items can go in your household wheelie bins or be taken to one of our Waste Facilities will help to increase resource recovery, help build a local circular economy and move towards a zero waste community together.

Check what can go in your wheelie bins on the 'Sort my waste' page by searching Recycle Mate - your local recycling guide! Simply search the name of an item you would like to know what to do with and Recycle Mate will provide the best disposal option.

You can also use this helpful Household Waste and Recycling Pantry Reference Card(PDF, 2MB)

What goes in your general waste wheelie bin?

  • Household medical waste and sanitary products (needles and syringes must be in a sealed sharps container, and you can take to a community sharps disposal bin)
  • Ceramics/ crockery/ drinking glasses
  • Window/ shower glass, light bulbs and mirrors (wrapped for safety)
  • Carbon paper, laminated paper
  • Clothing, fabrics and shoes
  • Plastic coat hangers
  • Single use nappies
  • Single use coffee cups
  • Garden hoses, fishing line, rope
  • Food waste
  • Garden clippings (bagged)
  • Kitty litter (bagged)
  • Christmas tinsel, ribbon, balloons, sticky tape
  • Single use plastic plates, cups, cutlery, straws
  • Polystyrene/styrofoam bakery/meat trays
  • Plastic containers without a recycling symbol
  • Smoke detectors
  • Tissues and paper towel
  • Vacuum dust (bagged)
  • Waxed cardboard
  • X-rays, photographs
  • Small electrical appliances (kettle, hair dryer, blender, vacuum etc - Cut the chord off to ensure no reuse, Remove batteries.)
  • Ovenware, pyrex
  • Soft plastics including cling wrap, plastic bags, bubble wrap, cellophane, clean food pouches, plastic wrappers, sachets, snap lock bags

Do not put in your general waste wheelie bin - take them to a Waste Facility:

  • Items weighing over 85kg
  • Hazardous waste and chemicals. (Please phone ahead to arrange)
  • Batteries
  • Timber
  • Asbestos (Please phone ahead to arrange)

The following items can be dropped off for free at most Waste Facilities;

  • Unwanted paint or empty paint can / pail (architectural, deck, varnish, stains) <20L
  • Metal car parts, batteries
  • Used engine and cooking oil <20L
  • Scrap metal
  • Large white goods (microwave, stove, washing machine etc. Note fee applies for refrigerators, air conditioners and freezers)
  • Pre-loved household items suitable for donation
  • LPG gas bottles, cartridges/canisters (butane & propane)
  • Flares and EPIRBS
  • Fire extinguishers (water, CO2 and powder ONLY)
  • E-waste (computers, printers, TVs, keyboards, cables, mobile phones etc)
  • drumMUSTER approved clean Ag and Vet chemical containers
  • Packing polystyrene (clean, white, hard, large only)
  • Batteries (Household AA, AAA, C,D, 9V, 6V, button and power tool batteries)
  • Clean soil (Lakes Creek Rd Waste Facility only)