Recycling Near You - Kerbside Recycling Services in the Ballina Shire Council area


Kerbside Recycling Services in the Ballina Shire Council area

Below are the kerbside recycling services provided by your local Council.

Kerbside Recycling Service

Recycling bin with a yellow lid


All Residential Properties

Accepted Materials

Glass Bottles and Jars

Aluminium Cans

Aluminium Foil



Office Paper

Envelopes Without a Window

Envelopes With a Window

Phone Books

Pizza Boxes (clean)

Egg Cartons


Steel Food Cans

Steel Paint Cans (empty)

Steel Aerosol Cans (empty)

Aluminium Aerosol Cans (empty)

Milk cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Milk cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

Juice cartons (fresh, no foil lining)

Juice cartons (long-life, with foil lining)

All plastic bottles and containers

PET Bottles marked with # 1 HDPE Bottles marked with # 2 PVC Containers marked with # 3 LDPE Containers marked with # 4 PP Bottles marked with # 5 PS Plastic Containers marked with # 6 Other Plastic Containers marked with # 7
Additional Info
  • Plastic bags and all soft plastics including cling wrap, fruit and veggie bags, bubble wrap and soft packaging from toilet paper etc. Place them in a plastic bag and tie them up.
  • Small plastics such as bread tags and straws (bagged).
  • Hard plastics such as children's toys and plastic tableware.
  • Pyrex, drinking glasses, crockery and window glass are now accepted in your recycling bin along with glass bottles and jars. No windscreens please.
  • Clean, bagged polystyrene can now be placed in the recycling bin. Place it into a plastic bag and tie it up. Please no beanbag beans.

  • Materials Not Accepted


    Light bulbs

    Garden organic waste


    Food scraps



    Recycling Tips

    Recycling Mythbusters Let’s bust those common recycling myths once and for all and make sure EVERYONE knows how easy it is to recycle these days: MYTH 1 Recycling wastes water because I have to wash and rinse out all my containers before recycling them. BUSTED There is no need to wash out your containers or bottles. Just get rid of any leftover food/drink (compost or green bin it preferably) and place loose in your recycling bin. If you want to be a water-saver, recycling is a major way of doing so. For example, making paper from recycled fibre uses half the energy and 90% less water than manufacturing paper from virgin pulp. Click here for Recycled Paper Facts MYTH 2 Lids and labels are way too much work for me to remove BUSTED There is no need to remove lids or labels anymore. New recycling technology means that these will be removed in the recycling process. So now it’s super easy to be a super recycler. MYTH 3 All of our recycling goes to landfill anyway, I saw it on the TV…. BUSTED NO WAY! It costs Council more money to bury waste than to recycle it so it just would not make any financial sense to do that in our region. There may have been instances in the past where a waste contractor illegally dumped recycling, but with new state government legislation in place those instances are a thing of the past.

    Replacement Recycling Container

    If you need a replacement kerbside recycling container, please contact Customer Services on 02 6686 1287.