Get Set Up at home and at work

Make it easy for everyone to; sort it, clean it, crush it, at the kitchen sink, so you're not juggling at the wheelie bins! 

Download these designs to make labels for your bins inside the home or office: A4 bin sticker sheet(PDF, 395KB).
In particular;

  • 10c Containers for Change - Set up your own bin for collecting at home or work (wheelie bin colour is teal body with white lid) or use a wire mesh cage for outdoor venues.
  • Household batteries - Tape terminals and take batteries to a free battery drop-off point (most supermarkets, all Council Waste Facilities and various retailers).

Download a copy of our comprehensive list of common items and how to correctly dispose of them - hang it in your pantry for easy reference! 
Household Waste and Recycling Pantry Reference Card(PDF, 4MB)(PDF, 2MB)

Did you know there's a right colour for every bin? Help your friends and family visiting from another town or state know which bin is for what - colour your bin label or inside bin lid to the Australian Standard and colour match to your wheelie bin outside.

Waste type Bin body colour   Bin lid colour 
 General waste Dark Green  Red (or dark green)
 Recyclables Dark Green  Yellow
 Organics Dark Green  Lime Green
 Paper+ Cardboard   Dark Green  Blue


Download the labels below so everyone in your workplace knows which bin is for what.

Note: Recyclable items, when separated from general waste, are free or have reduced fees to dispose of at your nearest waste facility!

Bulk Cardboard(PDF, 10MB)

AgVet Empty Chemical Containers(PDF, 9MB)

EPIRBS and Flares(PDF, 28MB)

Gas Bottles and Fire Extinguishers(PDF, 46MB)

Domestic Motor Oil and empty bottles / drums(PDF, 15MB)

Domestic Paint(PDF, 5MB)

Scrap Metal(PDF, 124MB)

Large white goods(PDF, 51MB)

E-waste(PDF, 41MB)

Vehicle Batteries(PDF, 12MB)

Pre-loved items(PDF, 3MB)

Garden Green Waste(PDF, 7MB)


Learn more about what happens to the contents of your yellow lid bin and why it is important to get it right. Check out our Recycling right page

Use the Fees and charges factsheet(PDF, 1MB)  to find what you can drop off for free or at a reduced fee at our seven waste facilities.

For more info on what you can recycle and where you can take it use the (PDF, 2MB)What can I dispose of and where factsheet(PDF, 822KB) .