A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide

A

Aerosol cans

Put empty containers in your yellow lid recycling bin

Acids and alkalis

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Aluminium cans

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Aluminium foil

Scrunch into a ball and put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Appliances

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Asbestos

Visit the SafeWork NSW website to find a licenced contractor

 

B

Batteries (car)

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Batteries (household)

Take to Council’s Admin Centre, Libraries or Leisure Centres

Bikes

Give to charity or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Books

Give to charity or a second-hand bookstore

Branches

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Bricks

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Broken glass

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Bubble wrap

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Building materials

Take to a Waste Management Centre

 

C

Car parts (metal)

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Cardboard

Flatten and put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Carpet

Put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Cartons (juice and milk)

Remove liquid, squash and put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Cement

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Ceramics

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Chemicals

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Chlorine

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Cling wrap

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Clothing

Give to charity or use as cleaning rags

Computers

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Concrete

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Construction materials

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Crockery

Give to charity or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

 

D

Demolition materials

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Detergents

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

 

E

Egg cartons

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Envelopes

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

E-waste/electronic equipment

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

 

F

Fire extinguishers

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Fluorescent tubes and globes

Take to the Community Recycling Centre or the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Foam packaging

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Food scraps

Put in your compost bin or red lid garbage bin

Food wrappers

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Fridges

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Furniture

Give away/sell or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

 

G

Garden clippings

Put in your compost bin or red lid garbage bin

Gas bottles and cylinders

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Glass bottles and jars

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Grass

Put in your compost bin or red lid garbage bin

 

H

Herbicides

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Hot water heaters

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Household chemicals

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

 

I

Ink cartridges

Visit the Planet Ark website to find your nearest drop-off location

 

J

Junk mail

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

 

K

Kerosene

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

 

L

Light globes

Take to the Community Recycling Centre or the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

 

M

Magazines

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Mattresses

Put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Meat trays

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Medicines

Take to a participating Chemist

Mirrors

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Mobile phones

Take to Council’s Admin Centre or Recycling Drop Off Centre

 

N

Nappies

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Needles

Take to a participating Chemist

Newspapers

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

 

O

Oil (cooking)

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Oil (motor)

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre or the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

 

P

Paint

Take to the Community Recycling Centre or the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Paper

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Paper towel

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Paving

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Pesticides

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Pet food cans

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Petrol

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Phone books

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Pizza boxes (clean)

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Plasterboard

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Plastic bags

Take to your nearest participating supermarket or put in your red lid garbage bin

Plastic drink bottles

Remove liquid, squash and put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Plastic food containers

Remove food, squash and put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Poisons

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Polystyrene

Take to the Community Recycling Centre or put in your red lid garbage bin

Pool chemicals

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Porcelain

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Pots and pans

Give to charity or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Pyrex

Give to charity or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

 

R

Renovation material

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Rocks

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Roofing

Take to a Waste Management Centre

 

S

Smoke detectors

Take to the Community Recycling Centre or the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Soil

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Solvents

Take to the next Household Chemical CleanOut day

Steel cans

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Syringes/sharps

Take to a participating Chemist

 

T

Takeaway containers (plastic)

Remove food, squash and put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Televisions

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Tiles

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Timber

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Tissues

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Toilet rolls

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

Toys

Give to charity or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Tree trunks/stumps

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre or a Waste Management Centre

Tupperware

Give to charity or put out for your Kerbside Clean-up collection

Tyres

Take to a Waste Management Centre

 

U

Underlay

Take to a Waste Management Centre

 

V

Vinyl

Take to a Waste Management Centre

 

W

Waxed cardboard

Put in your red lid garbage bin

Whitegoods

Take to Council’s Recycling Drop Off Centre

Window panes/glass

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Wood

Take to a Waste Management Centre

Wrapping paper

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin

 

X

X-rays

Take to the Community Recycling Centre

 

Y

Yoghurt tubs

Put in your yellow lid recycling bin