Australasian Recycling Label

Published on 30 October 2018


The Australasian Recycling Label is designed to be easy to understand. It shows what needs to be done with each piece of a package to dispose of it in the best way. It removes confusion, saves you time and reduces waste. You will find this label on the packaging of participating brands. 

The example below shows the Australasian Recycling Label as you might find on a box of chocolates.

The box is cardboard and is therefore recyclable in your kerbside recycling.

The tray is made from a material that is accepted in kerbside recycling by many but not all councils. You need to check with your local council to confirm. To check local recycling options for these conditionally recyclable items go to

The conditionally recyclable label can also have many instructions that help to ensure the material will be recycled when put into the kerbside recycling bin eg. Aluminium foil may have an instruction tab advising to 'scrunch into ball'. 

The wrap is not recyclable so should be placed in your rubbish bin.