Recycle Bin

If you require any changes to your current bin service or a replacement bin, please complete a Notification of Changes to Residential Bin Services and email the form to

All Cottesloe residents are provided with a 240L Recycle Bin with a yellow lid. It is a co-mingled service. This means that all recyclable materials can be placed loosely (not in plastic bags) together in the bin.

Your Recycle Bin will be emptied fortnightly on the weeks that the Greens Bin is not emptied. In effect, most residents will have only two bins out for collection every week. Please refer to the Calendar for the collection week for residential bins.

The yellow shaded dates in the Waste and Recycling Guide, indicate the Recycle Bin collection week. If you have enquiries about collection dates and weeks, please don't hesitate to contact the Town on 9285 5000. 

What can be placed in the Recycle Bin?

All items should be clean, empty, with lids removed and placed loose in the bin.

  • Paper
  • Cardboard
  • Glass
  • Plastic containers and bottles
  • Aluminium Cans
  • Steel cans

What must not be placed in the Recycle Bin?

  • Items in bags
  • Plastic bags and light film plastic
  • Nappies
  • Clothes or other textiles
  • Food or garden waste
  • Building waste
  • Gas bottles, aerosols or batteries
  • Ropes, cables and garden hose pipes
  • Polystyrene or takeway coffee cups
  • Meat trays

If in doubt, contact the WMRC Recycling Hotline on 9384 6711.

Place your bins on the verge by 6.00am on your collection day and return to within your property on the same day. To find out your bin collection day, please visit our GIS mapping system by clicking here or by contacting the Town on 9285 5000. 

Related documents

Notification of Changes to Residential Bin Services