City of Subiaco - A-Z disposal guide
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A-Z disposal guide

nullFind out what items should be recycled in your red and yellow lidded bins, and what rubbish should be disposed of in your general waste bin.

What goes in your red lidded recycling bin?

  • Books
  • Brochures
  • Calendars
  • Cardboard (small pieces)*
  • Cereal boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Envelopes
  • Greeting cards
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Office paper
  • Pamphlets and junk mail
  • Paper bags
  • Phone books
  • Pizza boxes (empty)
  • Toilet and paper towel rolls
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Wrapping paper

*Large cardboard boxes should be dropped off at the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility.


What goes in your yellow lidded recycling bin?

  • Aerosol cans
  • Aluminium cans, foil and trays
  • Coffee containers (takeaway cups and pods/capsules)
  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Ice-cream containers
  • Juice and milk cartons
  • Lids
  • Plastics
  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic containers, bottles and tubs
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Tin cans

The city recycles plastic codes one to seven. Look for the recycling symbol on the product to find the number, and if it doesn’t have a code but fits into on the categories above, recycle it! 

What goes in your general rubbish bin?

  • Broken glass
  • CDs and DVDs
  • Ceramics
  • Cling wrap type soft plastics
  • Cork
  • Drinking glassware
  • Foam boxes and trays
  • Food and vegetable scraps (can be composted)
  • Garden hose
  • General rubbish not suitable for recycling
  • Light bulbs (not compact fluorescent lights*)
  • Kitty litter
  • Manure/animal droppings (can be composted)
  • Mirrors
  • Nappies
  • Plate glass
  • Polystyrene
  • Pottery
  • Terracotta tiles/pots
  • Toys (damaged)
  • Vacuum cleaner dust and bags
  • Vinyl
  • Window pane glass
  • X-rays

*Recycle at the JFR (Jim) McGeough Resource Recovery Facility, or take to your nearest battery bin / recycling station (Subiaco Library; Bunnings Homebase Subiaco or Lords Recreation Centre).

For information about the disposal of hazardous waste, visit the asbestos and hazardous waste page.

For learn more about recycling and waste, visit the Western Metropolitan Regional Council website.