A–Z: What goes where?

Legend

Red bin Red bin – Garbage
Yellow bins Yellow bin – Recycling (note: if your household has a blue bin, the yellow bin is for containers such as cans, plastic and glass)
Blue bin Blue bin – Paper and cardboard (certain suburbs only)
Green bin Green bin – Green waste/garden organics bin

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A

Item Preferred Alternative

Aerosol cans (empty) but NOT gas cylinders or cans that hold compressed gas

Yellow bin Yellow bin  
Aerosol cans with remnant chemical content Household chemical and e-waste drop-off  
Air conditioner, portable - metal Council clean up service - metal and whitegoods  
 Air conditioner, portable - plastic e-waste drop-off   

Aluminium cans

Yellow bin Yellow bin i

 

Aluminium foil (clean, scrunched to tennis ball size)

Yellow bin Yellow bin i

 

Aluminium foil (dirty)

Red bin Red bin

 

Aluminium tray

Yellow bin Yellow bin i

 

Asbestos

Visit the Recycling Near You website to find a disposal service.

Sydney Metro Asbestos Landfill

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Item Preferred Alternative

Barbecues

Council clean up service - metal and whitegoods.

 

Batteries (single use and rechargeable)

Drop them off at Council's Petersham Customer Service Centre, e-waste drop-off, IKEA, Green Living Centre, or visit the Recycling Near You website for more options.

 

Batteries (car)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Batteries (mobile phone)

Visit the Mobile Muster website, drop them off at Council's Customer Service Centre at 2–14 Fisher Street, Petersham or at the next household chemical and e-waste drop-off. Visit the Recycling Near You website for more options.

 

Beverage cups (paper)

Red bin Red bin i

 

Beverage cup lids (plastic)

Red bin Red bin

Stack up to 20 lids together and put in the yellow bin.
Beauty products  - unopened The Beauty Bank - social enterprise  

Bicycles

The Bower or Cycle Re-cycle

Council clean up service

Biodegradable plastic

Red bin Red bin i

 

Biscuit trays (moulded plastic)

Red bin Red bin

 

Books (paper cover)

Donate to charity, Freecycle, The Bower

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

Books (plastic cover)

Donate to charity, Freecycle, The Bower. If not suitable for donation, pull the cover off and recycle pages.

Red bin Red bin

Bottles (glass or plastic)

Yellow bin Yellow bin i

 

Bottle caps (plastic or metal)

See bottles

 

Branches and prunings

Green bin Green bin

Council clean up service

 

Bricks

Contact The Bower, Reverse Garbage (concrete-free bricks only) or contact a commercial waste facility. Alternatively, post on Buildbits, Freecycle or Gumtree.

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

Bric-a-brac

Donate to charity, Freecycle or The Bower.

Council clean up service

Brooms

Upcycling

Red bin Red bin

Bubble wrap

Soft plastics drop-off (Red Group/Coles) or refer to the Recycling Near You website.

 

Building materials

Refer to each specific item: bricks, tiles, doors, door handles, windows, fencing, metal frames, carpet and underlay, concrete, insulation, fireplace, plasterboard, sand.

 

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Item Preferred Alternative

Candle (paraffin wax or soy/bee wax)

Recycle at home (visit this page to find out how)

Red bin Red bin

Cameras

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Cardboard

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

For excess cardboard drop off at VISY, 6-19 Burrows Road, St Peters. Phone (02) 9316 4343.

 

Cardboard (waxed)

Council clean up service

 

Car parts

Refer to the Recycling Near You website.

 

Carpet and underlay

Contact The Bower, Reverse Garbage or a commercial waste facility for disposal. Visit businessrecycling.com.au for more ideas.

Council clean up service

Cartridges (printer)

Officeworks and JB Hi-Fi stores, Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets.*

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Cassette tapes

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Refer to the Recycling Near You website

CDs & DVDs

Refer to the Recycling Near You website or drop off at our household chemical and e-waste drop-off. For commercial quantities, donate to a charity shop.

Red bin Red bin

CD cases

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Red bin Red bin

Cellophane

Red bin Red bin

 

Chemicals (household, garden and pool)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Christmas tree (real)

Council clean up service

 

Cigarette butts

Red bin Red bin

 

Cleaning products

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Clothing and textiles, reusable

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Red bin Red bin

Clothing and textiles, beyond reuse

Tear up for cleaning cloths or cushion stuffing, or contact The Smith Family.

Red bin Red bin

Coat hangers (plastic)

Give away online (if in good condition)

Red bin Red bin

Coat hangers (metal)

Offer to give them to your local laundry or dry cleaner

Coffee cups (paper)

Red bin Red bin i

 

Coffee cup lids (plastic)

Red bin Red bin

Stack up to 20 lids together and put in the yellow bin.

Coffee pods (aluminium) – Nespresso brand

Drop them off at Nespresso outlets or the closest Terracycle collection point – 282 King Street, Newtown.

Red bin Red bini

Coffee pods (plastic) – Nescafé Dolce Gusto only

Sign in with Terracycle or call them on 1800 983 324.

Red bin Red bini

Coffee pods – non-Nespresso brands

Pods are too small to be recovered by most Materials Recovery Facilities and cannot be placed in the recycling bin.

Red bin Red bin

Compostable plastic

Compost bin, domestic or communal

Red bin Red bin

Compact fluorescent light bulbs

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Composite packaging e.g. Pringles container

Red bin Red bin i

 

Computer and computer parts

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off or Officeworks stores. i

Refer to the Recycling Near You website.

Concrete

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

Commercial waste facility

Construction and demolition

See 'building materials'.

 

Cooking oil – left over

Small amounts: Red bin Red bin. Pour into a container of absorbent material (e.g. shredded toilet rolls, paper, tissues, egg cartons etc) to keep the bin clean. Alternatively, tip a small amount into a compost bin or soil.

Large amounts: Store in container and drop it off at the next Chemical Clean Out event

 

Corks

Reverse Garbage, the Green Living Centre in Newtown, or refer to the Recycling Near You website for other options.

Council's Customer Service Centre, 2–14 Fisher Street, Petersham

Crockery

Donate to charity, Freecycle

If broken, wrap in newspaper and place in the garbage bin.

 

Cups (ceramic)

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

Cutlery, disposable (plastic)

Red bin Red bin

If you're having a party, consider asking guests to bring their own reusable cutlery. Next best option? Search for and purchase eco-friendly disposable products.

 

Cutlery (metal)

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

* Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from most brands are accepted. This includes cartridges used in printers, photocopiers and fax machines.

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Item Preferred Alternative

Dental floss containers

Yellow bin Yellow bin (empty)

Terracycle collection – check website for locations

Detergents

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Directory, phone

Opt out online or call 1800 008 292.

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

Doors

Contact The Bower or Reverse Garbage or post on Buildbits, Freecycle or Gumtree. Visit businessrecycling.com.au for more suggestions.

 

Door handles

Contact The Bower or post on Buildbits, Freecycle or Gumtree.

 

Drinking glasses

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

Drinking glasses (broken) – wrapped

Red bin Red bin

 

Dryer, clothes

Council clean up service

 

Dust (bagged)

Compost bin or worm farm

Red bin Red bin

DVD case

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Red bin Red bin

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Item Preferred Alternative

Egg cartons, cardboard

Compost bin

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

Elastic bands (natural or synthetic rubber)

Red bin Red bin

 

Electrical appliances

Donate to charity, The Bower, or refer to the Recycling Near You website.

Council clean up service

Electronic waste e.g. computers, TVs, speakers.

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off or refer to the Recycling Near You website.

 

Engine oil

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Envelopes (including window envelopes)

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Eyewear/glasses/spectacles

Donate to charity, OPSM, or refer to the Recycling Near You website.

Red bin Red bin

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Item Preferred Alternative

Fabric cut-outs

The Smith Family clothes recycling, Reverse Garbage

Red bin Red bin

Fencing

Contact The Bower or post on Buildbits.

Council clean up service

Fibro (asbestos cement sheet)

Visit the Recycling Near You website to find a disposal service.

Sydney Metro Asbestos Landfill

Fire extinguishers

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Fireplace (metal grate)

Contact The Bower, or visit businessrecycling.com.au for more ideas.

 

Fireplace (timber mantelpiece)

Contact The Bower or Reverse Garbage or post on Buildbits, Freecycle or Gumtree.

Council clean up service

Floss containers

Yellow bin Yellow bin (empty)

Terracycle collection – check website for locations

Flower pots – plastic

Marrickville Community Nursery, Freecycle, or see Pinterest for inspiration on the creative reuse of flower pots.

Red bin Red bin

Flower pots – pottery, terracotta, etc.

Marrickville Community Nursery, Freecycle, or see Pinterest for inspiration on the creative reuse of flower pots.

Red bin Red bin

Foam (i.e. expanded polystyrene or EPS)

Drop off at Randwick City Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville.

Red bin Red bin

Food scraps

Compost bin or worm farm

Red bin Red bin

Food cans/tins (aluminium or steel). Lightly washed

Yellow bin Yellow bin i

 

Food containers, composite (mixed) materials 

Red bin Red bin

 

Fridges

 Freecycle

Council clean up service

Fruit and vegetable containers (plastic)

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Fruit and vegetable scraps

Compost bin or worm farm

Red bin Red bin

Fuels e.g. petrol, firestarters, methylated spirits

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Furniture (e.g. tables, chairs, desks, beds, etc)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

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Item Preferred Alternative

Garage door – metal, damaged

Check the Recycling Near You website for scrap metal dealers.

Commercial waste facility

Garden organics – grass clippings, leaves, twigs and small branches, flowers and prunings

Green bin Green bin or, for excess branches, use the Council clean up service

 

Garden tools and equipment (unpowered)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

Garden tools and equipment (powered)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Gas bottles/cylinders

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off  

Glass jars and bottles

Reverse Garbage 

Yellow bin Yellow bin

Glass (drinking, Pyrex)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Red bin Red bin

Glass (broken) – wrapped

Red bin Red bin

 

Glass (laminated and window)

Contact a commercial waste facility or refer to the Recycling Near You website.

 
Glasses (sight and reading)

Donate to charity, OPSM, or refer to the Recycling Near You website.

Red bin Red bin

Gloss card

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin. Do the tearing test. If you can tear it, you can recycle it.

Red bin Red bin

Grass clippings

Green bin Green bin or compost bin

 

Green waste (bulky and untied)

Contact Suez on 1300 651 116

 

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Item Preferred Alternative

Hair foils (with hair dye)

Red bin Red bin

 

Hard plastic, e.g. bike helmet

Red bin Red bin – hard plastic breaks into shards and is not recyclable.

 

Hazardous waste

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Heaters (gas or electric)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

Heaters (oil)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off Council clean up service

Household appliances (metal) e.g. toaster

Donate to charity, The Bower, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Council clean up service

Household cleaners and solvents

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

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Item Preferred Alternative

Ice cream carton (1 litre containters)

Yellow bin Yellow bin  

Incandescent light bulbs

Red bin Red bin – wrap in newspaper first  

Ink cartridges

Refer to the Recycling Near You website for options

Red bin Red bin

Insulation

Contact a commercial waste facility

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

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Item Preferred Alternative

Juice cartons (fresh – no foil-lining)

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Juice cartons (long-life – with foil lining)

Red bin Red bin

 

Junk mail

Contact Council and ask for a 'No advertising material' sticker

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin. Please remove any soft plastic wrapping

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Item Preferred Alternative

Kitty litter or pet poo                                  

Red bin Red bin

                                

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Item Preferred Alternative

Lanyards

Red bin Red bin

 

Laptops

Donate to charity

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Lawn clippings

Green bin Green bin or compost bin

 

Lawnmowers

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

Lever arch folders

Try donating them

Red bin Red bin

Lids of take-away cups (plastic)

Yellow bin Yellow bin – up to 20 lids can be stacked together.

Red bin Red bin

Light globes/bulbs – incandescent

Red bin Red bin – wrap in newspaper first.

 

Light bulbs/tubes – fluorescent

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Red bin Red bin

Long-life liquid containers (foil lined)

Red bin Red bin

 

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Item Preferred Alternative

Magazines

Donate to charity

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

Mattresses

Council clean up service

 

Meat trays, black (polystyrene or plastic)

Red bin Red bin

 

Meat trays (compostable)

Red bin Red bin

 

Medicines

Take to your nearest chemist/pharmacy.

 

Mercury

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off or contact Toxfree on 1300 869 373

 

Metals (toolboxes and similar)

Freecycle

Council clean up service

Metal frames (e.g. bed)

Donate through Freecycle or Gumtree.

Council clean up service

Metal poles

Post on Buildbits

Commercial waste facility

Metal rods, etc.

Red bin Red bin

 

Microwave oven (not in working order)

Council clean up service

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Microwave oven, in working order

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

Microwave dish/container (composite plastics)

Red bin Red bin

 

Milk/juice bottles

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Milk/juice carton (fresh – not foil-lined)

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Milk/juice cartons (long-life – foil lined)

Red bin Red bin

 

Milk crates

Call Dairy Farmers on 1800 000 570

 

Mirrors (small) – wrapped

Red bin Red bin

 

Mirrors (large)

Freecycle

Council clean up service

Mobile phones and batteries

Visit the Mobile Muster website, drop them off at Council's Customer Service Centre at 2–14 Fisher Street, Petersham, drop them off at the next household chemical and e-waste drop-off or refer to the Recycling Near You website for more options.  

Mops

Upcycling Red bin Red bin

Moulded plastic food trays – e.g. Tim Tam biscuit trays

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

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Item Preferred Alternative

Nappies (disposable and compostable)

Red bin Red bin

 

Needles and syringes

Place them in a sharps container or a puncture resistant container (not glass) and dispose of them at a participating pharmacy.*

Visit www.safesharps.org.au to find a sharps disposal location near you.

Newspaper

Compost bin

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

O Back to top

Item Preferred Alternative

Oil (cooking)

Small amounts: Red bin Red bin. Pour into a container of absorbent material (e.g. shredded toilet rolls, paper, tissues, egg cartons etc) to keep the bin clean. Alternatively, tip a small amount into a compost bin or soil.

Large amounts: Store in container and drop it off at the next household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Oil (engine)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Oil heaters

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off Council clean up service

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Item Preferred Alternative

Packaging (foam)

Refer to the Recycling Near You website

Red bin Red bin

Packaging (corn starch stuffing)

Compost bin

Red bin Red bin

Packaging (soft): foil-lined

Red bin Red bin

 

Paints and solvents

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Paint tins – empty or with dried-out paint

Try a metal recycler (check the Recycling Near You website for options) or ask your local paint shop

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Paper, cardboard and phone books

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Paper (grease-proof)

Red bin Red bin

 

Paper towels and tissues

Red bin Red bin i  

Pens and pencils

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

Pet food cans

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Pet poo/kitty litter

Red bin Red bin

 

Pillows and cushions (beyond reuse) Natural fibre fill

Add fill to compost bin

Red bin Red bin

Pillows and cushions (beyond reuse) synthetic fill

Discard cover, pull out fill and reuse

Red bin Red bin

Pipes (plastic)

Post on Buildbits

Commercial waste facility

Pizza boxes (with no leftover food)

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Phone directory

Opt out online or call 1800 008 292

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

Plant pots (plastic)

The Bower or take to a local community garden.

 

Plant pots (terracotta/ceramic)

The Bower, Reverse Garbage, Freecycle

Red bin Red bin

Plasterboard

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

Commercial waste facility

Plastic shopping bags

Soft plastics drop-off at a local supermarket (check the Recycling Near You website to find participating stores)

 

Plastic bottles

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Plastic cards (e.g. loyalty cards etc.) and thin plastic objects

Red bin Red bin

 

Plastic food containers (single use)

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Plastic food trays (biscuits)

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Plastic food trays (meat)

Red bin Red bin

 

Plastic-lined food wrapping

Soft plastics drop-off at a local supermarket (check the Recycling Near You website to find participating stores)

Red bin Red bin

Plastic netting (e.g. fruit netting)

Soft plastics drop-off at a local supermarket (check the Recycling Near You website to find participating stores)

Red bin Red bin

Plastic straws and strapping

Red bin Red bin

 

Plastic storage containers (e.g. Tupperware)

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

Plastic takeaway containers (no leftover food)

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Plastic toys

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Red bin Red bin

Plastic wraps, films and ziplock bags

Soft plastics drop-off at a local supermarket (check the Recycling Near You website to find participating stores)

Red bin Red bin

Plasticised foil wrap (e.g. tea bag wrapping)

Red bin Red bin

 

Pottery/porcelain

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

Pots and pans (aluminium or steel)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

Poisons, pesticides and herbicides

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Polystyrene (also known as foam)

Drop off at Randwick City Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville.

Red bin Red bin

Pringles containers (composite materials)

Red bin Red bin

 

Printer cartridges

Officeworks and JB Hi-Fi stores, Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets.*

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Pyrex (ovenware)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Red bin Red bin

* Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from most brands are accepted. This includes cartridges used in printers, photocopiers and fax machines.

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Item Preferred Alternative

Radios

The Bower, Freecycle, Gumtree

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Razors

Red bin Red bin

 

Records (vinyl)

Donate to local radio station, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Refrigerators

Freecycle

Council clean up service

Reusable shopping bags

Check the Recycling Near You website

Red bin Red bin

Ring binders (plastic)

Try donating them

Red bin Red bin

Ring binders (cardboard)

Try donating them

Red bin Red bin

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Item Preferred Alternative

Sand

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

Commercial waste facility

Scrap metals

Check the Recycling Near You website for metal recyclers.

 

Sharps/syringes

Place them in a sharps container or a puncture resistant container (not glass) and dispose of them at a participating pharmacy.  *see below 'S'

Visit www.safesharps.org.au to find a sharps disposal location near you.

Shopping trolleys

  • Coles, Kmart, Target, Bunnings, Officeworks, Bi Lo: Report online
  • Woolworths, Dan Murphy, Big W, Target, IGA: Report online
  • Aldi: Phone 132 534.
 

Sinks, e.g. kitchen or laundry

Reverse Garbage

Council clean up service

Shoes

Donate to charity

Red bin Red bin

Smoke alarms

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Soft plastic packaging

Soft plastics drop-off at a local supermarket (check the Recycling Near You website to find participating stores)

Red bin Red bin

Soil and rocks

Commercial waste facility

 

Soft drink bottles (plastic)

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Spectacles

Check the Recycling Near You website

 

Spice container (metal with plastic lid)

Yellow bin Yellow bin (metal container) and Red bin red bin (lid)

 

Steel cans

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Stoves

Freecycle

Council clean up service

Straws (plastic or paper)

Red bin Red bin

 

Styrofoam (otherwise known as ‘foam’) or expanded polystyrene – EPS)

Drop off at Randwick City Recycling Centre, 72 Perry Street, Matraville.

Red bin Red bin

Swimming caps (in usable condition)

Contact your local aquatic centre

 

* Sharps/syringes - participating pharmacies:

Dulwich Hill:

  • Dulwich Hill Pharmacy - 475 Marrickville Road

Marrickville:

  • Chemist Warehouse Marrickville - Shop 3/258 Illawarra Road
  • Blooms The Chemist Marrickville - 251 Marrickville Road  

Newtown: 

  • Fords Pharmacy Newtown - 247 King Street
  • Bob's Chemist - 1/359 King Street

Petersham:

  • Petersham Pharmacy - 76 Audley Street

Stanmore:

  • Stanmore Station Pharmacy - 104 Cambridge Street

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Item Preferred Alternative

Take away food containers (no leftover food)

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

Tapes (VHS and cassette)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Check the Recycling Near You website

Tea bags

Compost bin

Red bin Red bin

Telephones

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Telephone books

Opt out online or call 1800 008 292

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

Televisions, not working

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Council clean up service

Thermometers (mercury and digital)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

Tiles

Contact The Bower or Reverse Garbage (non-broken tiles only) or post on Buildbits, Freecycle or Gumtree. Commercial waste facility

Timber

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

 

Tissues and napkins

Red bin Red bin

 

Toner cartridges

Officeworks and JB Hi-Fi stores, Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets.*

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Toaster

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Tools (metal)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Council clean up service

Tools (powered)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Toothbrushes

Terracycle collection (check website for locations) – or reuse it as a grout scrubber.

Red bin Red bin

Toothpaste tubes and caps

Terracycle collection (check website for locations)

Red bin Red bin

Trolleys

  • Coles, Kmart, Target, Bunnings, Officeworks, Bi Lo: Report online
  • Woolworths, Dan Murphy, Big W, Target, IGA: Report online
  • Aldi: Phone 132 534.
 

Tyres and wheels

Check the Recycling Near You website for options

Commercial waste facility

* Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from most brands are accepted. This includes cartridges used in printers, photocopiers and fax machines.

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Item Preferred Alternative

Vacuum cleaner dust

Compost bin

Red bin Red bin

Vegetable scraps

Compost bin

Red bin Red bin

Video tapes

Visit businessrecycling.com.au for drop-off locations, or take them to Council's next Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Red bin Red bin

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Item Preferred Alternative

Washing machines

Council clean up service  

Waxed cardboard (e.g. fruit box)

Red bin Red bin

 

White goods excluding freezers, fridges, air conditioners

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Windows (frame and glass panes)

Contact The Bower or Reverse Garbage or post on Buildbits.

Commercial waste facility

Windows (glass)

See 'Glass (laminated and window')  

Wire coat hangers

Offer to give them to your local laundry or dry cleaner

Wood shavings – untreated

Contact your local community garden.

 

Wood shavings – treated

Commercial waste facility

 

Wrapping paper

Blue bin Blue bin if you have one – if not, Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

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Item Preferred Alternative

X-ray films

If you have small quantities, visit the Quantum Technical Services website for information and instructions.

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Y Back to top

Item Preferred Alternative

Yoghurt containers (clean)                      

Yellow bin Yellow bin

 

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