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A–Z: what goes where

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

Recycling bin Recycling bin  

Aluminium cans

Recycling bin Recycling bin i

 

Aluminium foil (clean, scrunched to tennis ball size)

Recycling bin Recycling bin i

 

Aluminium foil (dirty)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Aluminium tray

Recycling bin Recycling bin i

 

Asbestos

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

Visit this page for more information about asbestos.

Sydney Metro Asbestos Landfill

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Barbecues

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

 

Batteries (single use and rechargeable)

Drop them off at Council's Customer Service Centre, e-waste dropoff, 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)

Garbage bin Garbage bin i

 

Beverage cup lids (plastic)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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

Bicycles

The Bower or Cycle Re-cycle

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Biodegradable plastic

Garbage bin Garbage bin i

 

Biscuit trays (moulded plastic)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Books (paper cover)

Donate to charity, Freecycle, The Bower

Recycling bin Recycling bin

Books (plastic cover)

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Bottles (glass or plastic)

Recycling bin Recycling bin i

 

Bottle caps (plastic or metal)

See bottles

 

Branches and prunings

Green waste bin Green waste bin

Booked clean up service (select the "branches – bundled and tied" category). For large branches only, maximum 1m in length and 15cm in diameter.

 

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.

Garbage bin Garbage bin, or use the booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category).

Brooms

Upcycling

Garbage bin Garbage 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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Candle (paraffin wax or soy/bee wax)

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Cameras

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Cardboard

Recycling bin Recycling bin

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

 

Cardboard (waxed)

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

 

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.

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category). Cut into rug-sized pieces.

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.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

CD cases

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Cellophane

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Chemicals (household, garden and pool)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Christmas tree (real)

Booked clean up service (select the "branches – bundled and tied" category). Branches need to be bundled and tied, maximum 1m in length and 15cm in diameter.

 

Cigarette butts

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Cleaning products

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Clothing and textiles, reusable

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Clothing and textiles, beyond reuse

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Coat hangers (plastic)

Give away online (if in good condition)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Coat hangers (metal)

Offer to give them to your local laundry or dry cleaner

Bundle and book a metal and white goods collection with other metal items.

Coffee cups (paper)

Garbage bin Garbage bin i

 

Coffee cup lids (plastic)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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

Coffee pods (aluminium) – Nespresso brand

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin. i

Coffee pods (plastic) – Nescafé Dolce Gusto only

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin. i

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.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Compostable plastic

Compost bin – domestic or communal

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Compact fluorescent light bulbs

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Composite packaging e.g. Pringles container

Garbage bin Garbage 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: Garbage bin Garbage 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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Cutlery, disposable (plastic)

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Garbage bin Garbage bin, or the booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

* 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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Dental floss containers

Recycling bin Recycling 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.

Recycling bin Recycling 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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Drinking glasses (broken) – wrapped

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Dryer, clothes

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

 

Dust (bagged)

Compost bin or worm farm

Garbage bin Garbage bin

DVD case

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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Egg cartons, cardboard

Compost bin

Recycling bin Recycling bin

Elastic bands (natural or synthetic rubber)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Electrical appliances

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

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

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)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Eyewear/glasses/spectacles

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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Fabric cut-outs

The Smith Family clothes recycling, Reverse Garbage

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Fencing

Contact The Bower or post on Buildbits.

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category and follow the instructions for presentation)

Fibro (asbestos cement sheet)

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

Visit this page for more information about asbestos.

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.

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

Floss containers

Recycling bin Recycling 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.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Flower pots – pottery, terracotta, etc.

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Foam (i.e. expanded polystyrene or EPS)

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Food scraps

Compost bin or worm farm

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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

Recycling bin Recycling bin i

 

Food containers, composite (mixed) materials 

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Fridges

Fridge Buyback program, Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Fruit and vegetable containers (plastic)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Fruit and vegetable scraps

Compost bin or worm farm

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

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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 waste bin Green waste bin or, for excess branches, use the booked clean up service (select the "branches – bundled and tied" category).

 

Garden tools and equipment (unpowered)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

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 

Recycling bin Recycling bin

Glass (drinking, Pyrex)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Glass (broken) – wrapped

Garbage bin Garbage 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.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Gloss card

Recycling bin Recycling bin.

Do the tearing test. If you can tear it, you can recycle it.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Grass clippings

Green waste bin Green waste bin or compost bin

 

Green waste (bulky and untied)

Contact Suez on 1300 651 116

 

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Hair foils (with hair dye)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Hard plastic e.g. bike helmet

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

Heaters (oil)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Household appliances (metal) e.g. toaster

Donate to charity, The Bower, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Household cleaners and solvents

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

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Ice cream carton (1 litre containters)

Recycling bin Recycling bin  

Incandescent light bulbs

Garbage bin Garbage bin – wrap in newspaper first  

Ink cartridges

Refer to the Recycling Near You website for options

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Insulation

Contact a commercial waste facility

Visit businessrecycling.com.au

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Juice cartons (fresh – no foil-lining)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Juice cartons (long-life – with foil lining)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Junk mail

Ask Council for a 'No advertising material' sticker – contact us on 9335 2222. Read more here.

Recycling bin Recycling bin – please remove any soft plastic wrapping

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Kitty litter or pet poo

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

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Lanyards

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Laptops

Donate to charity

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Lawn clippings

Green waste bin Green waste bin or compost bin

 

Lawnmowers

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

Lever arch folders

Try donating them

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Lids of take-away cups (plastic)

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Light globes/bulbs – incandescent

Garbage bin Garbage bin – wrap in newspaper first.

 

Light bulbs/tubes – fluorescent

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Long-life liquid containers (foil lined)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

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Magazines

Donate to charity

Recycling bin Recycling bin

Mattresses

Booked clean up service (select the "mattresses" category)

 

Meat trays, black (polystyrene or plastic)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Meat trays (compostable)

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Metal frames (e.g. bed)

Donate through Freecycle or Gumtree.

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Metal poles

Post on Buildbits

Commercial waste facility

Metal rods, etc.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Microwave oven (not in working order)

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Microwave oven, in working order

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Microwave dish/container (composite plastics)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Milk/juice bottles

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

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

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Milk crates

Call Dairy Farmers on 1800 000 570

 

Mirrors (small) – wrapped

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Mirrors (large)

Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

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 Garbage bin Garbage bin

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

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

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Nappies (disposable and compostable)

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Recycling bin Recycling bin

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Oil (cooking)

Small amounts: Garbage bin Garbage 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 Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

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Packaging (foam)

Refer to the Recycling Near You website

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Packaging (corn starch stuffing)

Compost bin

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Packaging (soft): foil-lined

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Paper (grease-proof)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Paper towels and tissues

Garbage bin Garbage bin i  

Pens and pencils

Donate to charity

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Pet food cans

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Pet poo/kitty litter

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Pillows and cushions (beyond reuse) Natural fibre fill

Add fill to compost bin

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Pillows and cushions (beyond reuse) synthetic fill

Discard cover, pull out fill and reuse

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Pipes (plastic)

Post on Buildbits

Commercial waste facility

Pizza boxes (with no leftover food)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Phone directory

Opt out online or call 1800 008 292

Recycling bin Recycling bin

Plant pots (plastic)

The Bower or take to a local community garden.

 

Plant pots (terracotta/ceramic)

The Bower, Reverse Garbage, Freecycle

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Plastic food containers (single use)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Plastic food trays (biscuits)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Plastic food trays (meat)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Plastic-lined food wrapping

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

Garbage bin Garbage 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)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Plastic straws and strapping

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Plastic storage containers (e.g. Tupperware)

Donate to charity

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Plastic takeaway containers (no leftover food)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Plastic toys

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Garbage bin Garbage 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)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Pottery/porcelain

Donate to charity

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Pots and pans (aluminium or steel)

Donate to charity, Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

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.

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Pringles containers (composite materials)

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Garbage bin Garbage 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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Radios

The Bower, Freecycle, Gumtree

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Razors

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

Records (vinyl)

Donate to local radio station, Freecycle

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Refrigerators

Fridge Buyback program, Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Reusable shopping bags

Check the Recycling Near You website

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Ring binders (plastic)

Try donating them

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Ring binders (cardboard)

Try donating them

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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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.*

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

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Shoes

Donate to charity

Garbage bin Garbage 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)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Soil and rocks

Commercial waste facility

 

Soft drink bottles (plastic)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Spectacles

Check the Recycling Near You website

 

Spice container (metal with plastic lid)

Recycling bin Recycling bin (metal container) and Garbage bin garbage bin (lid)

 

Steel cans

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Stoves

Freecycle

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Straws (plastic or paper)

Garbage bin Garbage bin

 

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

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Swimming caps (in usable condition)

Contact your local aquatic centre

 

* Participating pharmacies:

  • Dulwich Hill Pharmacy
  • Fords Pharmacy Newtown
  • Stanmore Station Pharmacy
  • Chemist Warehouse Marrickville
  • Blooms The Chemist Marrickville
  • Petersham Pharmacy

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Take away food containers (no leftover food)

Recycling bin Recycling bin

 

Tapes (VHS and cassette)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Check the Recycling Near You website

Tea bags

Compost bin

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Telephones

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Telephone books

Opt out online or call 1800 008 292

Recycling bin Recycling bin

Televisions, not working

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

Booked clean up service (select the "household items and furniture" category)

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

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)

Tools (powered)

Household chemical and e-waste drop-off

 

Toothbrushes

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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Toothpaste tubes and caps

Terracycle collection (check website for locations)

Garbage bin Garbage 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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Vacuum cleaner dust

Compost bin

Garbage bin Garbage bin

Vegetable scraps

Compost bin

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Garbage bin Garbage bin

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Washing machines

Booked clean up service (select the "metal and white goods" category)  

Waxed cardboard (e.g. fruit box)

Garbage bin Garbage 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

Bundle and book a metal and white goods collection with other metal items.

Wood shavings – untreated

Contact your local community garden.

 

Wood shavings – treated

Commercial waste facility

 

Wrapping paper

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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

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Yoghurt containers (clean)

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