Your General Waste Bin

You can use your red lid bin for:

  • Food and kitchen scraps
  • Clothing, shoes, linen and toys1
  • Kitchen crockery and glassware1, including drinking tumblers, wine glasses and toughened glass, such as Pyrex (wrap first)
  • Mirrors and window/windscreen glass and light bulbs2 (wrap first)
  • Takeaway coffee cups
  • Soft plastics, such as bread bags, mail satchels, cling wrap and frozen food packaging3
  • ​Polystyrene foam
  • Nappies, sanitary and incontinence products
  • Animal droppings and kitty litter
  • Dust/ashes (wrap or bag first)
  • General bric-a-brac1.

1 Consider donating or selling items—such as clothing, kitchenware and toys—that are in good, usable condition.
2 Light globes can be recycled at the Summerhill Community Recycling Centre and at select Community Recycling Stations.
3 Clean, soft plastic packaging can be recycled at many supermarkets or through our Sort & Save service at Summerhill Waste Management Centre.

Don't place these items in your red lid bin: