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Email Link   Red Lid Bin - Landfill

Items that cannot be reused, recycled or composted. Nappies, pet waste, foam, soft plastics and plastic bags.

Let's have less going to landfill. Switch to a smaller 80L bin for a reduced cost compared to the standard140L bin. Be the proud owner of a smaller 80L landfill bin today!
  • All nappies (including biodegradable and compostable)
  • Hygiene items and wipes
  • Pet waste and kitty litter
  • All plastic bags, soft plastics and packaging, wrappers and bubble wrap
  • Wire, string, rope, hoses
  • Polystyrene eg foam packaging, foam meat trays, foam cups
  • Food pouches
  • Cigarette butts
  • Plastic straws and cutlery
  • Treated timber
  • Laminated paper and stickers
  • Textiles, clothing, doonas, pillows (unusable)
  • Car / household batteries
  • Scrap metal
  • Car / auto parts
  • Concrete
  • Gas bottles
  • Motor oil
  • Building materials
  • Food and garden waste
  • Recyclables
  • Hazardous materials (asbestos, chemicals, paint)
  • Medical waste

Did you know?

  • By sorting your waste correctly (food scraps and garden waste into green lid bin, and recycling into yellow lid bin) you can reduce your red lid landfill bin waste by half or even more!
  • Plastic bags can be brought to any Coles or Woolworths in Tweed Shire, as well as some participating IGAs to be recycled. Consider using reusable cloth bags as an alternative to plastic.
  • Council accepts the following for FREE at its Additional Recycling and Waste Disposal (at Stotts Creek Resource Recovery Centre): bulk cardboard, glass bottles and aluminium cans, oil, hazardous materials including paint, e-waste, gas bottles, and scrap metals such as whitegoods.
  • Syringes can be disposed of at a safe sharp location near you.
  • Bulky garden waste can be dropped off at Waste Depots for a small fee to help cover the costs of transport, processing, staffing and energy costs.
  • Goods and materials such as books, clothing, furniture, appliances and building materials should be separated and taken to opportunity shops, second hand dealers and building material recyclers for reuse. Refer to our list of shops/services for the possible pick up of large sellable items/furniture in good condition. See Additional Recycling and Waste Disposal. Or save your items to have a garage sale at a later date (see Second Hand Saturday).

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens to my waste?

What about the smell of nappies and the hazard of having them in the red lid landfill bin for two weeks?

Will my red lid landfill bin overflow if it is collected fortnightly instead of weekly?

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