Published on 13 November 2023
This National Recycling Week – 13 to 19 November – test your knowledge with this quiz on what items go in which kerbside bin.
The City of Onkaparinga’s A-Z Disposal Guide lets you know how you can dispose of items as diverse as birdbaths, portable gazebos, Christmas trees and golf clubs. It tells you if they go in the red landfill bin, the yellow recycling bin or the green organics bin – or if they should be disposed of elsewhere.
Take the quiz now and see the answers below – you might be surprised!
Take the quiz online
Or read each statement. Is it TRUE or FALSE? Check your answers below. What is your score out of 15?
FALSE. Place clean boxes in the yellow recycling bin and dirty ones with food residue in the green organics bin.
TRUE. Place these in the yellow recycling bin. Padded envelopes go in the red landfill bin.
FALSE. Empty the bottle and put the lid back on, then place in the yellow recycling bin. Loose lids larger than 5cm in diameter can go in the yellow bin. Smaller lids go in the red landfill bin.
TRUE. So try to reduce the amount of soft plastic you buy.
FALSE. It can go into the green organics bin either loose or wrapped in newspaper or bagged in a compostable bag. If it’s in a plastic bag, it goes in the red landfill bin.
FALSE. Clean foil, steel and aluminium cans, metal lids and metal bottle caps can go in the yellow recycling bin. All other metal must go to a scrap metal recycler or in the red landfill bin.
FALSE. Empty aerosol cans should go in the yellow recycling bin.
TRUE. But better yet, donate clean bedding to the RSPCA or, if it’s in good condition, to charity. Sheridan recycles clean sheets, towels and quilt covers. Poor quality materials can be used for rags.
FALSE. Batteries do not go in any of the kerbside bins. Take them to free local recycling drop-off points at council premises, supermarkets and other retail outlets.
National Recycling Week was established by Planet Ark in 1996. It is held in the second week of November every year.
See the council’s A-Z Disposal Guide for more detailed information on what items go in which bin.