FORTNIGHTLY Red-lid landfill bin

Waste that cannot be re-used, recycled or composted goes into the red-lid landfill bin which is taken to the Kyogle Landfill.

 These items are accepted in your landfill bin

Keep out:

  • Asbestos – see asbestos removal and disposal
  • Chemicals, gas bottles, fire extinguishers, batteries, smoke detectors and paint. These items can be dropped off for FREE at the Kyogle Community Recycling Centre.
  • Soil, building materials.
  • Ensure no food goes into this bin! All food belongs in your weekly green-lid organics bin.

A-Z examples of what’s accepted in your red-lid landfill bin: 

  • Animal droppings (domestic)
  • Baking paper
  • Biocups
  • Biscuit trays (not hard plastic)
  • Broken toys
  • Bubble wrap
  • Cables and cords
  • Cassette tapes
  • Cellophane
  • Chip and snack food packets
  • Cigarette butts
  • Cling wrap
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Coffee cups (including biocups)
  • Coffee pods
  • Crockery and ceramics
  • Cutlery – steel and plastic
  • Fabrics
  • Foam underlay
  • Foil-lined packets
  • Food pouches (e.g. baby food pouches)
  • Glass plates, bowls, cups and Pyrex
  • Hose
  • Kitty litter
  • Laminated paper
  • Lids (smaller than credit card size)
  • Light bulbs and tubes
  • Lighters
  • Manchester (e.g. sheets, pillows)
  • Meat trays (foam or plastic)

A-Z continued of what’s accepted: 

  • Mesh and netting
  • Mirror glass
  • Nappies (disposable, degradable and re-useable)
  • Pens and pencils
  • Pill packets
  • Placemats
  • Plastic bags
  • Pipe
  • Polystyrene
  • Rope, string, twine
  • Rubber bands
  • Takeaway foam containers and cups
  • Treated timber (small offcuts)
  • Videos
  • Wallpaper
  • Waxed paper or cardboard
  • Windscreen glass
  • Wine cask inners
  • Wipes
  • Wire
  • Wrapping paper (plastic)


  • Set up your household bins to separate waste before it reaches your wheelie bins. View our Get it Sorted at Home video (below) for ideas.
  • Store bins in the shade if possible, particularly in summer to reduce odours.
  • Ensure bin lids close completely to reduce odour and pests.
  • Visit Recycle and Reuse Facilities to make sure you’re recycling all you can to reduce landfill.
  • See Nappy disposal information sheet for tips on nappy disposal.

Further resources:

Landfill indoor bin sign

Landfill wheelie bin sign

Make your own battery box – to collect and take to your local Community Recycling Station

Recycling batteries and how to use your battery box

What goes in your bins