Uralla Shire Council offers recycling services through the yellow-lid kerbside recycling collection and collection at Uralla Shire Waste Management Facilities. Please visit our Waste Services Near You to see information on what materials are accepted for recycling at Uralla Shire Waste Management Facilities.

You can also check out our Waste & Recycling A-Z page to look up a specific item to see how you should dispose of it.

Recycle at home with the yellow-lid recycling bin

Cardboard and paper

  • Cardboard products. Please remove any staples, metal strips or plastic that may be attached. Please also flatten cardboard boxes to prevent them from getting caught in the machinery at our recycling facilities.
  • Catalogues, magazines, and junk mail including 'glossy' magazines
  • Envelopes with windows. Padded envelopes can be recycled if the plastic padding is removed.
  • Non-metallic gift wrapping. Please remove plastic bows and as much cellotape as possible.
  • Greeting cards
  • Newspapers
  • Telephone directories and Yellow Pages

Waxed paper and waxed cardboard cannot be recycled. These items can be composted at home, otherwise please place in your red-lid general waste bin.

Plastic products

All plastic containers should be empty and rinsed. Please separate lids from bottles.

  • Bleach and detergent bottles
  • Shampoo and conditioner bottles
  • Milk bottles
  • Soft drink bottles
  • Rigid plastics such as takeaway containers

The number in the triangle identifies the type of plastic a container is made from, not whether or not it is recyclable.

What do I do with plastic bags?

Council cannot recycle soft plastics such as bread bags, biscuit and confectionery packets, food packaging, and cling wrap. Please do not put soft plastics into your yellow lid recycling bin, as the soft plastic can wrap around machinery and cause blockages at the recycling facilities.

To prevent soft plastics from going to landfill, please take to the nearest RedCycle recycling collection point.

Glass bottles and jars

Please rinse and remove the lids and caps.

  • Jam jars
  • Juice bottles
  • Pasta sauce and condiment jars
  • Wine and beer bottles

Drinking glasses, window or mirror glass, Pyrex dishes and any kind of broken glass cannot be recycled. Please dispose of these items in the red-lid general waste bin.

Tins, cans, aluminium foil

  • Aerosol cans (empty, plastic lid removed)
  • Aluminium and steel cans 
  • Aluminium foil or trays (clean), e.g. yoghurt foil lids, Easter egg wrapping
  • Food tins, biscuit tins
  • Cooking oil drums
  • Drink cans
  • Pet foot tins
  • Metal bottle tops - collect inside clean empty tin or can and squish the lid closed to keep tops inside.

Aluminium and steel can be recycled indefinitely without any loss in quality. In fact recycling aluminium saves 95% of the energy it would require to create a new can from scratch! Please help us recover this valuable resource and collect your aluminium and steel cans for recycling.