Garbage Guru City of Sydney's ultimate guide to recycling and disposing of stuff.

  • It's complicated

    Items made of composite materials (for example, containing both plastic and paper) are difficult to recycle. Disposable coffee cups usually have a plastic coating which makes them a composite item. It’s hard to tell if your coffee cup is recyclable, but chances are, it’s not. Coffee cups in your yellow bin at home are more likely to be a contaminant so put them in the red bin. What to do with the lid is a little more straightforward. Coffee cup lids are almost always made of plastic and can be recycled. The best way to ditch this dilemma? Opt for a reusable coffee cup.

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Reusable coffee cups are the best. I love sipping my latte from a glass one.