A to Z guide to waste and recycling options

Find out the right way to dispose of your waste with our A to Z guide to waste and recycling.

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Aerosol cans (empty)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Aluminium foil

Recycling (yellow)

 

Animal droppings

Waste (red/dark green lid)

 

Asbestos

No

Contact commercial suppliers

Bag ties

Waste (red lid)

 

Baking paper

Waste (red lid)

 

Band aids

Waste (red lid)

 

Baskets

Waste (red lid)

Op shops

Batteries

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Bricks and rubble

No

Landfill

Contact commercial suppliers

Building materials

No

Landfill

Contact commercial suppliers

Cake trays (plastic)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Cans

Recycling (yellow)

 

Car parts (small)

No

Hard/green waste collection

Car batteries

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Cardboard

Recycling (yellow lid)

Resource Recovery Centre

Cardboard/paper – laminated

Waste (red lid)

 

Cardboard/paper – waxed

Waste (red lid)

 

Carpet and underlay

No

Hard/green waste collection

Cartridges (printer/toner)

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Contact commercial suppliers

Cassettes/VHS tapes

Waste (red lid)

 

Cereal boxes

Recycling (yellow lid)

 

Chemicals

No

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Cigarette butts

Waste (red lid)

 

Cleaning rags

Waste (red lid)

 

Cling wrap

Waste (red lid)

 

Clothing

Waste (red lid)

Resource Recovery Centre

Op shops

Coat hangers

Waste (red lid)

Op shops

Coffee pods

Waste (red lid)

 

Concrete

No

Landfill

Contact commercial suppliers

Corks

Waste (red lid)

Contact commercial suppliers

Cotton wool buds

Waste (red lid)

 

Crockery (not broken)

No

Op shops

Crockery (broken)

Waste (red lid)

 

Curtains

No

Op shops

Cutlery (metal)

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Op shops

Cutlery (plastic)

Waste (red/dark green lid)

 

Detergent bottles (plastic)

Waste (red lid)

 

Doors

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Electrical waste

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Drop at some retailers

Fluorescent tubes

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Food and garden organics

Fogo bin (if in the trial)

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Food organic recycling hub

Fruit/veg scraps

Fogo bin (if in the trial)

Waste (red lid/dark green lid)

Compost/worm farm at home

Food organic recycling hub

Furniture

No

Hard/green waste collection

Op shops

Garden waste

Fogo bin (small amounts such as plant cuttings if in the trial)

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Gas bottles

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Glass bottles and jars with lids/caps

Recycling (yellow)

Extra glass to purple communal bins

Household chemicals

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Kitty litter

Waste (red lid)

 

Light bulbs

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Liquid waste

No

Contact commercial suppliers

Long life cartons

Waste (red/dark green lid)

 

Magazines/junk mail

Recycling (yellow)

 

Mattresses

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Meat scraps

Fogo bin (no cooked bones)

Waste (red lid)

 

Meat trays (foam)

Waste (red lid)

 

Medicine glass bottles (empty, rinsed)

Recycling (yellow lid)

 

Medicines

No

 

Detox your home

 

Milk bottles (without the lid)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Mirrors

Waste (red/dark green lid

 

Mobile phones

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Accepted at some retailers

Nappies (disposable)

Waste (red/dark green lid)

 

 

Needles/syringes

No

phone ASSIST 03 9209 6777

Newspaper

Recycling (yellow)

 

Oil

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Ovens

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Paint

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Paint tins (dry)

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Pallets

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Paper

Recycling (yellow)

 

Paper – shredded

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Resource Recovery Centre

Paper towel (used)

Fogo bin (if in trial)

Waste (red/dark green lid)

 

Pesticides

No

phone ASSIST 03 9209 6777

Pet food tins

Recycling (yellow)

 

Pizza boxes (empty)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Plain wrapping paper

Recycling (yellow)

 

Plant pots

Recycling (yellow)

Resource Recovery Centre

Plasterboard

No

Landfill

Plastic bags (clean)

No

Coles or Woolworths (redcycle)

Plastic bags (dirty)

Waste (red lid)

 

Plastic – biodegradable

Waste (red lid)

 

Plastic bottles and jars (code 1 to 5, remove lids and caps)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Plastic containers

Recycling (yellow)

 

Plastic containers – takeaway (empty and rinsed)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Plastic food wrappers

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Coles or Woolworths (redcycle)

Plastic strapping

Waste (red lid)

 

Plastic bubble wrap

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Coles or Woolworths (redcycle)

Polystyrene

Waste (red lid)

 

Pyrex ovenware (broken)

Waste (red lid)

 

Pyrex ovenware (not broken)

No

Op shops

Scrap metal

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Shoes

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Resource Recovery Centre

Op shops

Smoke alarms

Waste (red lid)

Resource Recovery Centre

Soft drink bottles without the lid

Recycling (yellow)

 

Soil

No

Landfill

Sporting goods

No

Op shops

Steel/aluminum (cans)

Recycling (yellow)

Resource Recovery Centre

Steel pots

Recycling (yellow)

 

Stereo

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Op shops

Stoves

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Takeaway coffee cups

Waste (red lid)

 

Takeaway food cartons

Waste (red/dark green lid)

 

Tea bags (nylon)

Waste (red lid)

 

Tea bags

Waste (red lid)

Compost/worm farm at home

Timber (small)

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Tissues

Waste (red lid)

 

Toilet paper rolls (cardboard)

Recycling (yellow)

 

Toys

Waste (red/dark green lid)

Op shops

Twin/rope

Waste (red lid)

 

Tyres

No

Contact commercial suppliers

Vacuum cleaner dirt

Waste (red lid)

Compost/worm farm at home

Vinyl

Waste (red lid)

 

Washing machines

No

Resource Recovery Centre

Hard/green waste collection

Window glass

Waste (red/dark green lid) (wrap in a paper)

Resource Recovery Centre