A-Z waste guide

The A-Z of Waste Disposal

A  |  B  |  C  |  D  |  E  |  F  |  G  |  H  |  I  |  J  |  K  |  L  |  M  |  N  |  O  |  P  |  Q  |  R  |  S  |  T  |  U  |  V  |  W  |  X  |  Y  |  Z

There are many options available for reusing and recycling everyday items. Try the following:

  • Selling or giving away online - ebay, gumtree, trading post, facebook, any buy swap and sell sites and freecycle.
  • Donating to charity - Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul, and The Red Cross. Please be very mindful not to donate unusable or unsaleable items to charity. Check that they will accept your donation first. Funds of charities are better spent on delivering services to those in need rather than paying for excess waste disposal.
  • Holding a garage sale.
  • Contacting the Bower Reuse and Repair Centre. The Bower is a not for profit organisation who will collect quality saleable items. For more information visit Councils web page The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre

For items that require waste disposal find local Waste Management Centres. Where possible look for reuse/recycling alternatives instead of booking a Council clean-up. This can take a little longer to organise but can also be rewarding knowing that your goods will continue to be used and appreciated. Most waste collected in Council Clean-up is compacted and destined for landfill.

 

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Acids Can be delivered to the Chemical Collection. To find out more visit chemical disposal.
Advertising Material Place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin. Please remove any plastic wrap.
Aerosol Cans Please ensure they are empty. Once empty place in the mixed recycling bin with the yellow lid.
Air Conditioners Arrange for the retailer/installer to take back and recycle old unit at time of purchase. Otherwise book a whitegoods collection here clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Aluminium Cans Place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Aluminium Foil Can be recycled in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. Please only recycle clean foil and trays. It helps at the recycling centre if foil is consolidated into larger amounts eg. blocks or balls.
Animal Poo Needs to be disposed of in general waste bin with red or grey lid. Isn't suitable for compost bins and worm farms.
Asbestos For delivery only to the waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Ash Add to compost bin if available. Please ensure any ash is cool before bagging and placing in general waste. Many waste bins have melted as a result of placing ash from fire places inside before its had time to fully cool.
Audio tapes Try selling or giving away. Otherwise place only in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Please note : tapes and cassettes are not recyclable in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.

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Baits rodent Can be delivered to the Chemical Collection. To find out more visit chemical disposal.
Baskets cane/plastic If in good condition try to reuse or rehome with a friend or family member. If broken place either in the red or grey lidded waste bin or arrange a Council clean-up. Book your council clean-up here clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Baths Please arrange delivery to the waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Bathroom sinks/vanities These may be acceptable in the Council cleanup it will depend on weight and size. For conditions visit clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Batteries household Can be recycled at Gordon Library, Community Recycling Centres, Aldi stores, Battery World and Ikea. For more information visit chemical disposal.

Batteries rechargeable

Can be recycled at Gordon Library, Community Recycling Centres, Aldi stores, Battery World and Ikea. For more information visit chemical disposal.

Batteries mobile phone

Any Ku-ring-gai Council library or try Mobile Muster for additional recycling locations.
Beds If in good condition try to give away to either with friends or family members. Enquire as to whether the charities or the bower will collect. If broken book in for a clean-up here clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Bikes Bikes can be recycled at Kimbriki Resource Recovery Centre through the Bikes For Life Program.
Biscuit packets and trays Can only be recycled through the soft plastics program at participating supermarkets. Please do not place these items in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Books If you have quality books you can recycle through charity stores or alternatively for damaged books place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin. Be sure not to make your blue bin too heavy. If you can't wheel it easily then its probably too heavy to collect.

Bottles and bottle tops

Please rinse out bottles and place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. Place lids in this bin separately.

Boxes

Recycle through the blue lidded paper recycling bin. If the boxes are oversize then cut into smaller pieces to easily fit inside bin. Also dampening the cardboard will help you manipulate it to get it inside the bin. If you have moved recently and have over 30 boxes to collect contact council to arrange a one/off collection. All cardboard will need to be flattened and either stacked sideways in larger unflattened boxes or tied together with string.
Bras Can be donated through various charities online. Search 'bra recycling Australia' for a list of charities.
Branches Downsize first then place in the lime or green lidded vegetation / greenwaste recycling bin. Please note that green waste bins have a limit of 100kgs. Or try booking into Council's quarterly chipping service here Mobile chipping service.
Bricks & pavers Deliver to the waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.

Bubble wrap

Can be recycled through soft plastic collection points at participating supermarkets. Otherwise can be placed in the red or grey general waste bin.
Building materials Deliver to the waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.

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Cake trays / containers Disposable cake containers from the supermarket are generally made of plastic. Please place for recycling in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. If your container has a cardboard bottom then place this in the blue lidded paper bin.
Cameras Try giving quality cameras away. If unsuccessful cameras can be recycled at e-waste collection events. These events are only occasional though. Otherwise dispose of cameras in the general waste bin. Any batteries can be recycled at Gordon Library, Community Recycling Centres, Aldi stores, Battery World and Ikea. For more information about battery recycling visit chemical disposal.
Candles Candle suppliers at local markets will often refill your candle container for less than the purchase price of a new candle. Candles and candle containers cannot be recycled. The glass in the containers is generally heat resistant and wont melt at the same temperature as standard bottle and jar glass. Please place candles and their containers in red or grey lidded waste bin.
Carbon paper Unfortunately carbon paper is not recyclable. Please place in the red or grey lidded waste bin.

Cardboard - not waxed

Recycle through the blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Cardboard - waxed Waxed cardboard cannot be recycled as the water required in the recycling and pulping process is unable to penetrate the fibres. Please dispose in the red or grey lidded general waste bin.
Car parts Are not permitted for disposal in any Council provided service. Please contact vehicle recyclers or metal recyclers.
Carpet Waste management centre or small amounts of no more than 1m x 2m rolls can be collected in Council in the clean-up. Book a clean-up here Clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Car batteries Can be delivered to Community Recycling Centres or Chemical Collections. Check for locations and dates here chemical disposal.
Carry bags - plastic Can be reused or recycled through participating supermarkets. Otherwise placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Cartridges - printer Residential sized cartridges can be recycled at Gordon library or commercial sized cartridges at Cartridges For Planet Ark.
Cat food tins All tins need to be rinsed then recycled in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
CD & DVDs Quality music CDs and Movie/Documentary DVDs can be recycled at charity stores. Alternatively you may be able to recycle at an e-waste event. Other wise place in the general waste bin with red or grey lid. These items are not acceptable in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Cellophane As cellophane is not plastic and is plant based it shouldn't be placed in soft plastic recycling at supermarkets. You could experiment with your compost bin or place in the red lidded general waste bin. If you are unsure whether what you have is cellophane or plastic please place in the waste bin.
Ceramics Good quality ceramics in good condition can be recycled through charity stores. Damaged or poor quality ceramics can only be disposed of in the general waste bin with either a grey or a red lid. Please note : Ceramics are not acceptable in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Cereal boxes Remove any plastic packets first then recycle cardboard in the blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Cereal packets Can be delivered to a soft plastic recycling collection point at participating supermarkets or placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Chemicals Please deliver to the next Chemical Collection. Check chemical disposal for available dates and locations. Please note : chemicals cannot be delivered to community recycling centres. Only paint and oils are accepted at Community recycling centres.
Christmas trees  Check with who you purchased your tree from as some sellers provide a collection service. Otherwise cut into smaller pieces and recycle in green waste bin with the green or lime lid.
Cigarette butts Consolidate or contain in a bag or box then place in the red/grey lidded general waste bin. Terracycle has some recycling options available.
Clothing  Quality clean clothing can be donated to charity stores alternatively can be sold online or given away to friends or family. Please dispose of stained or damaged clothing in the waste bin with the red or grey lid. Please note : clothing cannot be recycled through the yellow lidded or blue lidded recycling bins.
Coat hangers - metal wire or plastic Are not permitted in either Council recycling bin, blue or yellow lid. Enquire if your local dry cleaner or charity will accept them otherwise place in the general waste bin with a red or grey lidded bin. Please note you cannot place coat hangers in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Coffee cups disposable These cups come in a variety of materials from cardboard to polystyrene. Please dispose of disposable coffee cups in the general waste bin. A better alternative is to use a reusable coffee cup. Most coffee sellers now accept reusable cups. At some retailers you may even receive a discount.
Coffee Pods Some major brands provide options for recycling. Search online to see if the brand you are using offers a recycling program. It will also depend on what the actual pod is made from. If an online search reveals nothing try writing to the company and asking for one. Freshly ground coffee generates much less waste and can be composted at home. Alternatively place in the red/grey lidded waste bin.
Computers No need to wait for a e-waste recycling event. There are locations nearby where you can recycle your computer when it suits you visit TVs and computer recycling.
Concrete Deliver to the waste management centre. Concrete cannot be disposed of through any Council services. Concrete is not permitted in waste or recycling bins.
Cooking oil Try adding it gradually to your compost bin. Cooking oil can be placed in a general waste bin however it is recommended that you only place small amounts at a time of no more than two litres in a sealed rigid container.
Cups Donate to charity or give away otherwise place cups in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Cups are not to be placed in yellow or blue lidded recycling bins.
Cutlery Donate to charity or give away or perhaps look for a new use for them and get creative! Otherwise place in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Cutlery is not to be placed in yellow or blue lidded recycling bins.

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Detergents Deliver to the chemical collection. Locations and dates can be seen here chemical disposal.
Disposable nappies Please place only in the general waste bin with red or grey lid.
Dog food tins Please rise out first then place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Doors Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Drums empty Large drums can only be accepted at the waste management centres if they are empty. Small empty drums flushed of any chemicals can collected in the Council clean-up. Book your Council clean-up here Clean-up and whitegoods collection. Liquid wastes or chemicals in quantities of less than 20L or 20kg can be accepted at the Chemical Collection visit chemical disposal for dates and locations. Any liquid wastes/chemicals in large quantities (over 20L or 20Kg) will require the services of a specialised chemical recycler.
Drums containing chemicals Small amounts under 20L or 20kg per item Chemical Collection check chemical disposal for dates and locations.

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Egg cartons Please place in the paper recycling bin with the blue lid.
Electrical appliances Whitegoods can be booked for the Clean-up and whitegoods collection and computers and TVs can be delivered for recycling check locations at TVs and computer recycling smaller house hold appliances can be placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin or booked for collection in the council clean-up service. To book in for your clean-up visit Clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Engine oil Can be delivered to the Community Recycling Centres or chemical collection check Chemical disposal.
Envelopes Both window faced and non window faced can be recycled in the blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Exercise equipment
Try giving away quality exercise equipment to friends, family or rehoming through various websites. If you require a Council clean-up, bookings can be made here Clean-up and whitegoods collection please note treadmills have to be dismantled and reduced in size.

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Fabric Charities will accept clean quality garments. Try local craft groups for unmade-up fabric.
Fencing Can be delivered to the waste management centre, alternatively negotiate with the fence supplier to remove old fence. Try listing for free pickup online. eg gumtree. Fences and fence palings are not permitted in the clean-up collection.
Fuels Check chemical disposal for options.
Fibro Waste management centre. Ensure you check the acceptance criteria before arrival.
Fire extinguishers Community recycling centres or visit the chemical disposal page.
Foam boxes Red or grey lidded waste bin. If you receive these boxes on an ongoing basis like for a food delivery enquire if your supplier can collect the boxes when they come with the next delivery.
Food waste The best solution for food waste is recycling through a compost bin or worm farm. If you don't have a compost bin or worm farm place in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Did you know that up to half of the waste bin contents can be organic waste? Reduce your waste by composting or worm farming onsite.
Fruit & Veg Compost or worm farm. If unable to then place in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Flowers Compost or worm farm. If unable to, then place in the lime or green lidded vegetation/greenwaste bin.
Fluorescent tubes Can be recycled at Community Recycling Centres and chemical collection. Visit chemical disposal for dates and locations.
Fluorescent globes Can be recycled at Gordon Library, Community Recycling Centres and chemical collection. For dates and locations check chemical disposal Please note: Fluorescent tubes are not accepted at Gordon library due to space limitations.
Fridges / freezers Can be booked for a whitegoods collection. For bookings visit Clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Furniture Quality furniture should be reused and rehomed where possible. Try contacting The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre they will collect quality furniture for free. All furniture collected in Council clean-up services goes to landfill. To book a clean-up visit Clean-up and whitegoods collection.

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Garden hoses Chop up into lengths of no more than1m and place into the red or grey lidded waste bin. Entire lengths of hose can wrap itself around the equipment at the waste processing centre.
Garden tools Try to rehome any tools that are still in good shape. It makes no sense to send useful items to landfill. Small or damaged tools can be placed in the general waste bin or large tools can be booked for collection in the council clean-up.
Gas cylinders and bottles Community recycling centres or chemical collection for dates and locations visit chemical disposal.
Glad wrap Household general waste bin with red or grey lid. To reduce glad wrap use try resealable containers or beeswax wraps.
Glass jars & bottles Recycle in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. Please take lids off first.
Glasses drinking Check with your local charity store if accepted or place in red or grey lidded waste bin. Please note : drink ware cannot be recycled in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Glasses reading Reading glasses can be recycled through recycle for sight program.
Glass window For safety reasons contain in a box or wrap in newspaper and place in red or grey lidded waste bin. Containing the glass prevents spillage during collection. Windows are not accepted in Council clean-up.
Grass clippings Place in lime or green lidded vegetation / greenwaste recycling bin.
Greeting cards Place in blue lidded paper bin for recycling.
Guttering Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.

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Hazardous waste For hazardous waste disposal advice check chemical disposal page. If not accepted at chemical collection or Community Recycling Centre contact Council on 9424 0000 or kmc@kmc.nsw.gov.au.
Hot water services Can be booked for whitegoods collection. To book visit Clean-up and whitegoods collection.
Household cleaners Check chemical collection page.

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Ice cream containers plastic Please place for recycling in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Ice cream containers cardboard Please place for recycling in blue lidded paper recycling bin. This isn't waxed cardboard. Like a milk carton it is lined with a thin film of plastic which is easy separated when the item is pulped to make new paper.
Insulation batts Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.

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Jars & lids Please place for recycling in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. Lids should be removed from bottles and jars and can also be placed in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Juice bottles/cartons foil lined Please place for recycling in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Juice cartons cardboard not foil lined Please place for recycling in the blue lidded cardboard recycling bin.
Junk mail If paper based please place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin. Be sure to remove any plastic wrap first though.

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Kitty litter Please place only in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Kitchen renovations Waste management centre or have the installer remove old benches and cabinets.

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Lattice Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Laundry baskets If broken place either in the red or grey lidded waste bin or arrange a council clean-up . These items are NOT recyclable in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Landry tubs May be acceptable in the Council clean-up it will depend on weight and size. If metal it is likely to be accepted in clean-up collection. If concrete it will NOT be accepted in Council clean-up and will need to be delivered to the waste management centre.
Lawn mowers In working order try selling or giving away. Can be collected in clean-up collection with any fuel removed. For disposal of fuel check the chemical disposal page.
Leaves Please place in your lime or green lidded vegetation / greenwaste recycling bin.
Linen Quality non-stained linen can be donated to charity stores. Damaged or stained linen should be placed in the general waste bin red / grey lid or disposed of through the Council clean-up collection. This is a booked service.
Logs Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Light bulbs Can be recycled at Gordon Library, Community Recycling Centres, or the Chemical Collection. Please note: fluorescent tubes are not accepted for recycling at Gordon library. For further information relating to the chemical collection or the community recycling centres visit the Council's chemical Disposal page.
Linoleum Waste management centre or small amounts of no more than 1m x 2m can be booked in for collection in the Council clean-up collection.

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Magazines Try to rehome any current magazines at charity stores, with friends or neighbours. Old magazines can be recycled in blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Margarine tubs Please place in your yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Masonite Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Mattresses Try recycling through a mattress recycler. An online search will give you service provider options. Alternatively ask the retailer to remove your old mattress. Mattresses can be collected in Council Clean-up.
Meat trays - foam These trays cannot be recycled please place in red or grey lidded waste bin.
Meat trays - hard plastic These trays can be recycled please place in yellow lidded recycling bin. Please remove any plastic film and rinse out first.
Medicines Can be returned to pharmacies visit the Return Medicines website.
Microwaves Can be collected in Council clean-up book your collection at Clean-up and whitegoods collection page.
Milk bottles plastic  Please place in your yellow lidded mixed recycling bin with lids off.
Milk cartons cardboard Please place in your blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Milk cartons foil lined Please place in your yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Mirrors If not damaged and is a decorative mirror recycle through charity stores. Small mirrors can be disposed of in the red / grey lidded general waste bin. Wrap up in newspaper to contain and prevent spillage. Any large mirrors will need to be delivered to Waste management centre. Please note : mirrors are not accepted in Council Clean-up.
Mobile phone batteries Any Ku-ring-gai Council library or visit Mobile Muster for recycling locations.

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Nails Should be contained by wrapping in newspaper or placed in a rigid container and disposed of in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Napkins Clean napkins and paper towel can be recycled in the blue lidded paper bin. Food soiled napkins and paper towel can be either composted or placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin.

Nappies

Must be placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Needles Deliver to local pharmacies who are participating in the community sharps program. All needles/syringes need to be placed into a sharps container. To find participating pharmacies visit Council's Needles, syringes and medicines page.
Newspapers Place in the paper recycling bin with a blue lid. Please remove any plastic wrap first.

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Oil motor Can be delivered to community recycling centres or delivered to the Chemical Collection events.
Oil cooking Add it to your compost bin in small amounts or place in the general waste bin. If placing in the waste bin it is recommended that you place in a rigid container in amounts of no more than two litres at a time.
Oil filled heaters  Can only be disposed of at the Chemical Collection.

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Paint tins empty Please place in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.

Paint tins containing paint

Can be delivered to Community Recycling Centres or delivered to the Chemical Collection event.
Pallets If possible have the supplier remove them. Pallets are not accepted in the council clean-up. They can only be disposed of at the waste management centre.
Paper Please place for recycling in blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Paper towel Clean paper towel can be recycled in the blue lidded paper bin. Food soiled paper towel can be either composted or placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Paper towel roll Please place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Perspex Small amounts of 1m x 1m can be placed out for collection in a Council cleanup. For clean-up bookings and conditions visit Clean-up and whitegoods collection .
Pesticides Will need to be delivered to the next Chemical Collection. Please note : pesticides and other chemicals are not accepted at Community Recycling Centres.
Pine treated Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Pizza boxes Clean pizza boxes can be recycled in the blue lidded paper bin. Food soiled boxes can be either composted or placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Usually the top is clean and can be recycled in the paper bin and the bottom needs to be separated and placed either in compost or red / grey lidded waste bin.
Plant prunings Place in lime or green lidded vegetation / greenwaste recycling bin.
Plant pots plastic Try your local community garden or nursery. Plant pots are not recyclable in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin collection.
Plasterboard Waste Management Centres. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Plastic containers disposable Please place in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. Disposable containers from the kitchen, bathroom and laundry can be recycled in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Plastic bags Can only be recycled at participating supermarkets. Please do NOT place in any recycling bin (blue or yellow lid). Alternatively plastic bags can be disposed of in the red or grey lidded waste bin.
Plastic lids Please place in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Plastic packaging moulded This is the type of firm clear plastic is usually found in packaging, it is moulded around tools, toys, cables and other accessories. It comes in many shapes and sizes. Due to its irregularity the sorting machinery at the recycling centre is unable to sort it from other plastics. Any cardboard from this type of packaging can be recycled in the blue lidded paper recycling bin. Please place the plastic in the red/grey lidded waste bin.
Plastic or PVC pipe Pipe is not accepted in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin. Small amounts can be placed in the general waste bin red/grey lid. Please deliver larger amounts to the waste management centre.
Plastic storage containers & tubs These items are usually oversized and create problems on the sorting line. Plastic containers that can be recycled in Council collections are disposable containers from the kitchen bathroom and laundry. These are empty containers that were once filled with a product. Please reuse storage crates or tubs or give away if not broken. Otherwise dispose of in the general waste bin red / grey lid or book a clean-up collection.
Plastic wrapping Can be delivered to participating supermarkets for soft plastics recycling or placed in the red or grey lidded bin. Please tape it up or consolidate to prevent tangling or spillage.
Plates ceramic If you have a dinner set in good condition without chips contact your local charity store and see if they can accept it. Damaged or single plates can be placed only in the grey or red lidded waste bin. Ceramics, crockery or porcelain cannot be recycled in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Plates plastic or disposable Should be placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Choose compostable plates as an alternative.
Polystyrene Polystyrene comes in two main types, foam and hard plastic. If you have the foam variety then it should be placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin. If the hard or rigid type disposable container please place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Pool chemicals  Please deliver to the next chemical collection. Please note : pool chemicals are not accepted at community recycling centres.
Porcelain / pottery If in good condition without chips may be able to be recycled through charity stores please check first. If not acceptable place only in the grey or red lidded waste bin. Cannot be recycled in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Pots & pans These items are not accepted in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bins. Please place in the general waste bin with red / grey lid.
Pyrex If in good condition without chips may be able to be recycled through charity stores please check first. If not place only in the grey or red lidded waste bin. Cannot be recycled in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.

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Radios Can be recycled at an e-waste collection event otherwise can be placed in the general waste bin with the red or grey lid. If it is a large radio /stereo then it can be booked for a council clean-up collection.
Razors Wrap in newspaper and place in general waste bin with the red or grey lid.
Records vinyl If in good condition try selling or donate to charity.
Refrigerators Book a whitegoods collection here.
Rocks Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.

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Sand / soil

Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Sauce bottles Please place in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Sawdust Please bag and place in general waste bin with grey or red lid.
Shampoo bottles Please place in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Shopping bags single use Please deliver to soft plastics recycling bins at participating supermarkets. These bags are not permitted in Council recycling bins.
Shopping bags reusable Please deliver to soft plastics recycling bins at participating supermarkets. These bags are not permitted in Council recycling bins.
Smoke alarm detectors Community recycling centres or chemical collection.
Soda gas bottles Please ensure they are empty. Once empty these can be placed in the red/grey lidded waste bin.
Soft drink bottles Please place in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Solvents Chemical collection only.
Steel cans Please place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Steel other Source a metal recycler or waste management centre. Steel other than tin cans cannot be placed in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Stoves Book a whitegoods collection.
Stumps Waste Management Centres. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Syringes Deliver to local pharmacies participating in the community sharps program. All needles/syringes need to be placed into a sharps container. To find out which pharmacies will accept visit Council's Needles, syringes and medicines page.

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Takeaway containers Please ensure they are empty and rinsed. Once empty place in the mixed recycling bin with the yellow lid.
Tapes Do not place tapes of any kind in the recycling bins (blue or yellow lid). This is because the tape comes out of the casing and tangles itself around the sorting equipment. Some charities may accept check first though. Otherwise place in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Tapes may be accepted at some e-waste collection events.
Tea bags Can be composted or placed in a worm farm otherwise dispose of in general waste red or grey lidded bin.
Telephone books Please recycle in blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Televisions No need to wait for a e-waste recycling event. There are locations nearby where you can recycle your computer when it suits you visit TVs and computer recycling to find out where.
Tiles roof or bathroom  Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Tin cans Please place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin, please rinse first.
Tissues Please place in grey or red lidded general waste bin.
Tissue boxes Please place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Toner cartridges Small household size cartridges can be recycled at Gordon Library. Commercial sized cartridges can be recycled through Planet Arks cartridges program. To find out where visit cartridges for planetark.
Toilets Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.
Toilet paper rolls Please place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin.
Tools Try to rehome any tools that are still in good shape. Small damaged tools can be placed in the general waste bin or larger tools can be booked in for collection in the Council clean-up.
Toys Quality toys can be recycled through charity stores. Damaged, dirty or worn toys can be disposed of in the general waste bin or booked for removal in the Council clean-up.
Toothbrushes Please dispose of in general waste bin with either the grey or red lid.
Toothpaste Tubes Please dispose of in general waste bin with either the grey or red lid.
Tyres & wheels Waste management centre. Prior to delivery please check acceptance requirements.

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Vacuum Cleaners Can be booked for collection in the Council clean-up.
Vases If in good condition without chips may be able to be recycled through charity stores or placed only in the grey or red lidded waste bin. Vases cannot be recycled in yellow lidded mixed recycling bin.
Vegetable scraps The best solution is recycling this waste through a compost bin or worm farm. If unable to do so place in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Did you know that up to half of the waste bin contents can be organic waste. Cut your waste by composting or worm farming onsite.
Vegetation Place in the lime or green lidded vegetation / greenwaste recycling bin.
Video tapes  These cannot be recycled in the yellow lidded recycling bin. Please place only in the red / grey lidded general waste bin.

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Wardrobes Stand alone wardrobes can be collected in Council clean-up. For bookings visit clean-up collection. Built in wardrobes once removed need to be delivered to the waste management centre.
Waxed cardboard Should be placed in the red or grey lidded waste bin. Waxed cardboard cannot be recycled in the blue lidded paper recycling bin.

Weeds

Place in the lime or green lidded vegetation / greenwaste recycling bin.
Whitegoods Book a whitegoods collection here.
Window glass If possible contain in a box or wrap in newspaper and place in red or grey lidded waste bin. Containing the glass prevents spillage during collection. Windows are not accepted in Council clean-up.
Wine bottles Please place in the yellow lidded mixed recycling bin with lids off.
Wine casks  If they are cardboard place in the blue lidded paper recycling bin. Please remove internal plastic bladder first. This can be recycled with soft plastics at participating supermarkets or disposed of in the general waste bin with grey or red lid.
Wire Place only small amounts of wire in the general waste bin (red or grey lid) or if you have larger amounts deliver to the waste management centre.
Wood / timber Waste management centre only. Do not place milled / painted / treated timber in the vegetation / greenwaste bin.
Wrapping paper Paper based wrapping paper can be placed in the paper recycling bin. Plastic or foil based wrapping paper should be disposed of in the general waste bin red or grey lid or delivered to supermarkets for soft plastic recycling.

Y

 
Yogurt containers Please rinse out and place in the yellow lid mixed recycling bin.

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Xrays Community recycling centres visit Council's chemical disposal page.

 

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Zip lock plastic bags Reuse where possible. Avoid where possible by using resealable containers. Recycle with soft plastics at participating supermarkets. Otherwise place in the general waste bin with the red or grey lid.