A-Z Recycling guide for residents

Using the right disposal method for your unwanted items will assist in improving recycling and reuse rates and extend the life of the Shoal Bay Landfill.

Colour guide

  • 1
    Yellow items - Place empty item in your yellow topped bin for kerbside recycling.
  • 2
    Red items - Place in your red topped bin. These items cannot be recycled at kerbside or at Shoal Bay.
  • 3
    Green items - Food scraps and small volumes of garden waste should be placed into your red topped bin or composted. Domestic garden waste should be dropped off at Shoal Bay Mulch.
  • 4
    Blue items - Can be taken to the Recycling Shop at Shoal Bay for reuse or recycling.
  • 5
    Brown items - Please take to the transfer station at Shoal Bay where staff can direct you where to drop off items.
  • 6
    Purple items - Please contact the City of Darwin on 8930 0300 for advice on appropriate disposal methods

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