Waste A-Z of what goes where

Did you know you can also find the A-Z guide of what goes where, complete with images and a search function by downloading the MRSC Waste App on your smartphone? Download for Android or Apple.

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Fridge magnets(PDF, 919KB) are available for pick up from the Council customer service centres, neighbourhood houses and libraries for free. Grab one soon to help remind you next time of what goes in which bin. 

A

 Item

How to dispose of it

Aerosol cans (empty)

Aerosol can (filled)                                                                              

Recycling bin

Detox Your Home collection

Aluminium cans Recycling bin
Aluminium foil and foil trays (must be scrunched up in a ball) Recycling bin (scrunched up)
Animal droppings (wrapped in home compostable liner or newspaper) FOGO bin
Animal hair and fur FOGO bin
Asbestos Professional asbestos removal company
Ash (cold ash only) FOGO bin

B

Item How to dispose of it
Bags (disposable, plastic)

Transfer stations (FREE) or

REDcycle or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Band aids Rubbish/general waste bin
Batteries (household/car/solar)

Transfer stations (FREE) or

Customer service centres (Household only) or

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Baby formula tins (empty) Recycling bin
 BBQ  Transfer stations (FREE)

Bed (damaged)

Bed (good condition)

Transfer stations

Kyneton Tip shop

Bicycles

Donate to charity or

Transfer stations

Books

Donate to charity or

Recycling bin

Bottle tops (plastic)

Transfer stations (FREE) or

Customer service centres (drop box)

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Rubbish/general waste bin 

Bottle tops and lids (metal) Recycling bin

Bottle (plastic with tops removed)

Recycling bin

Bottle (glass with tops removed)

Glass-only bin or

Transfer stations (FREE)

Branches and prunings (small)

FOGO bin or

Home compost or

Transfer stations (FREE)

Branches and prunings (large)  Transfer stations (FREE)
Bread tags (plastic)

Transfer stations (FREE) or

Customer service centres (drop box)

 

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check) 

Aussie bread tags for wheelchairs or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Bricks and rubble  Transfer stations  
Bubble wrap 

Transfer stations (FREE) or

REDcycle (cut up approx A3 size)  or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Building waste Transfer stations
Butcher/Deli paper

Recycling bin or 

FOGO bin

C

 Item How to dispose of it
Cans (aluminium and steel) Recycling bin
Car parts Transfer stations (FREE)
Cardboard

Recycling bin or

FOGO bin

Carpet Transfer stations
Cartons/Tetrapaks (milk, juice, longlife cartons) Rubbish/general waste bin
Cartridges (printer) Accepted participating brands only

Customer service centres (drop box)

Transfer stations (FREE) or

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)  

CDs and DVDs

Rubbish/general waste bin

CD and DVD covers  Recycling bin
Ceramics (broken) Rubbish/general waste bin
Ceramics (unbroken) Donate to charity
Cereal boxes  Recycling bin

Chemicals (pool/garden/household)

Chemical (farm)

Detox Your Home collection

ChemClear or freecall 1800 008 182 for collection of unwanted rural chemicals

Cigarette butts Rubbish/general waste bin
Clean fill (must have certificate for consideration)
Contact a commercial landfill for disposal of clean fill material. 
 
Clean fill may be considered for acceptance at Transfer stations if it is accompanied by a clean fill certificate and is not of a commercial quantity.

 Cleaning products (bleach, detergents etc.)

Detox Your Home collection
Cleaning product bottles (empty) 

Recycling bin

Cling wrap (soft scrunchable plastic)

Transfer stations (FREE) or 

REDcycle or

Rubbish/general waste bin 

Clothing and textiles (good condition)

Donate to op shops

Clothing and textiles (damaged) Rubbish/general waste bin 

Coffee cups (disposable)

Coffee cup lids

Rubbish/general waste bin

Recycle bin

Coffee cups (compostable. Look for symbols)  FOGO bin
Coffee pods

Specialised recycling program - contact your supplier or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Compostable packaging (Look for symbols) FOGO bin
Computer and computer parts Transfer stations (FREE)

Confidential waste paper - NOT shredded

Confidential waste paper - shredded

Confidential waste paper disposal company

Home compost or

Confidential waste paper disposal company

Cooking oil

Small quantities can be soaked up with paper towel or newspaper and placed in FOGO bin

Larger quantities can be stored in a sealable container and placed in general waste bin or

Detox Your Home collection

Commercial quantities can be recycled through specialised services 

 Cooking oil tins (empty) Recycling bin
 Cork  FOGO
 Cosmetics (make up, nail polish, remover)  Detox Your Home collection

 Cotton balls

 FOGO

Cotton buds (disposable)

Cotton buds (compostable)                               

Rubbish/general waste bin

FOGO

D

 Item How to dispose of it 
Deodorant cans/bottles (empty) Recycling bin 
Drink bottles (juice/milk - not glass) Recycling bin

E

 Item How to dispose of it
Egg cartons Recycling bin
Electrical appliances Transfer stations (FREE)
Electrical waste (e-waste)

Transfer stations (FREE) or 

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)   

Engineered wood or treated timber Transfer stations
Envelopes Recycling bin

F

Item How to dispose of it

 Face masks (disposable)

 

 

 

Face masks (cloth)

Rubbish/general waste bin

Learn more about face masks on the Department Health and Human Services website

Woodend Community Centre (TerraCycle drop box)

 

Rubbish/general waste bin

 Feather  FOGO bin
Fencing wood - treated or engineered Transfer stations
Fire extinguishers Transfer stations
Flowers

FOGO bin or

Home compost

Foam packaging Rubbish/general waste bin
Food scraps (vegetable/fruit)

FOGO bin or

Home compost

Food scraps (all cooked/uncooked including meat) FOGO bin 
Fuels Detox Your Home collections
Furniture (good condition)

Donate to charity or

Transfer station

G

 Item How to dispose of it
Garden waste

FOGO bin

Transfer stations (FREE) *conditions apply

Garden tools and equipment Transfer stations (FREE)
Gas bottles/cylinders Transfer stations
General waste and household rubbish

Rubbish/general waste bin or

Transfer stations

Glass (Broken window or drinking - wrapped for safety) Rubbish/general waste bin

Glass bottles (no lids. Labels are okay)

Glass-only bin or

Transfer stations (FREE)

Glass jars and containers (No lids. Labels are okay)

Glass-only bin or

Transfer stations (FREE) 

Glasses (optical)  Recycle for sight program
Gloves (disposable)  Rubbish/general waste bin
Grass clippings 

FOGO bin or

Home compost or

Transfer stations (FREE)

H

 Item How to dispose of it
Hard waste (furniture/white goods/building waste/car parts/mattresses) Transfer stations
Hearing aids  Recycled Sound
Hose  Rubbish/general waste bin
Hot water units Transfer stations

I

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J

 Item How to dispose of it

Jars (glass with lids removed)

Glass-only bin or

Transfer Stations (FREE)

Juice bottles (lids removed - not glass) Recycling bin
Junk mail Recycling bin

K

Item How to dispose of it
Kitty litter (Home compostable) 

FOGO bin or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Kitty litter (non-home compostable)  Rubbish/general waste bin

L

 Item How to dispose of it
Lawn mowers Transfer stations
Leaves

FOGO bin or                                                   

Home compost or

Transfer stations (FREE)

 Lids (metal)   Recycling bin
Light globes (all) Transfer stations (FREE)
Long life cartons  Rubbish/general waste bin

M

 Item How to dispose of it
Magazines Recycling bin
Margarine containers Recycling bin
Masks (disposable) More information is available above under 'F' for 'face masks'
Mattresses Transfer stations

Meat trays (foam) 

Meat trays (plastic)                                     

Rubbish/general waste bin

Recycling bin

Medicine bottles/jars (plastic, empty and clean) Recycling bin
Medicines

Local pharmacy through Return unwanted medicines program

Metal - small pieces (nuts, bolts, screws, nails)

Metal - larger items

Transfer stations (FREE)

Microwaves Transfer stations (FREE)
Milk container (plastic)  Recycling bin
Mirrors (broken and chipped - wrapped)  Rubbish/general waste bin
Mobile phones 

Transfer stations (FREE) or

Customer service centres (FREE) or

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

N

Item How to dispose of it
Nappies (disposable)

Rubbish/general waste bin

View our tips for reducing odours

Needles Find a needle exchange
Newspapers/office papers

Recycling bin or

FOGO bin

O

Item How to dispose of it
Oil (engine) Transfer stations (FREE up to 20 litres)

P

Item How to dispose of it

Paint

paintback or

Melton Recycling Facility or

Eaglehawk Eco Centre

Paint tins (empty and dry) Transfer stations (FREE)
Paper Recycling bin
Paper (shredded)  FOGO bin
Paper towel

FOGO bin or

Home compost

Paper plates 

Recycling bin (clean) or

FOGO bin (food soiled)

 Pen, pencil

Rubbish/general waste bin

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Woodend Community Centre

Perfume bottle Rubbish/general waste bin
Pesticides Detox Your Home collection
Pet food bags

Transfer stations (FREE)  or

REDcycle or

Rubbish/general waste bin 

Pet food tins Recycling bin
Phone books Recycling bin
Photographs Rubbish/general waste bin
Pizza boxes

Recycling bin (must be clean) or

FOGO bin (if oily and food soiled)

Plant cuttings

FOGO bin or

Home compost or

Transfer stations (FREE)

Plant pots (plastic) Recycling bin

Plastic containers (rigid)

(e.g. ice cream containers, yoghurt and butter tubs)

Recycling bin

Learn more about recycling symbols and labels

Plastic shopping bags

Transfer stations (FREE) 

REDcycle or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Plastic wraps and films (soft scrunchable plastics) 

Plastic wraps with silver lining (eg. biscuit/chocolate wraps)

Transfer stations (FREE) 

REDcycle or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Poisons, pesticides and herbicides Detox Your Home collection 
Polystyrene/styrofoam  Rubbish/general waste bin or

or contact Expanded Polystyrene Australia 
Pots and pans (metal with plastic handle removed) Transfer stations (FREE)
Pottery, porcelain and pyrex (broken)  Rubbish/general waste bin
Pottery, porcelain and pyrex (unbroken)

Donate to charity or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Printer/toner cartridges (accepted participating brands only)

Customer service centres (drop box)

Transfer stations (FREE) or 

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Punnets (berry)  Recycling bin
Pyrex containers Rubbish/general waste bin

Q

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R

Item How to dispose of it
Refrigerators Transfer stations (FREE)

Rose clippings/prunings

FOGO bin 

Transfer stations

 Razors

Rubbish/general waste bin

Woodend Community Centre

S

Item How to dispose of it
Sawdust (untreated wood) FOGO bin
Scrap metals (including nails, BBQ, bolts, screws) Transfer stations (FREE)
Shampoo/conditioner/soap bottles (including pumps)  Recycling bin
Shoes and work boots

Tread Lightly or Donate to charity

Rubbish/general waste bin

Silage wrap  Rubbish/general waste bin
Soft drink cans (empty) Recycling bin
Soft plastics

Accepted items (soft plastics trial)

REDcycle or

Rubbish/general waste bin

 Stationery items (except paper)

Rubbish/general waste bin

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Woodend Community Centre

Syringes/sharps Find a needle exchange

T

Item How to dispose of it

Take away food containers (plastic) 

Take away food containers (cardboard - unwaxed) 

Recycling bin

FOGO

Tea bags

FOGO bin

Telephone books Recycling bin
Televisions Transfer stations (FREE)
Tetra Paks (milk, juice etc.)  Rubbish/general waste bin

 

 Textiles (good condition)

Textiles (damaged)

Donate to charity

Rubbish/General waste bin

Timber Transfer stations
Tin cans  Recycling bin
Tissues and napkins

FOGO bin

Toothbrush, Toothpaste tubes

Rubbish/general waste bin

Woodend Community Centre

Toilet rolls Recycling bin
Toner cartridges (Accepted partcipating brands only)

Council offices

Transfer stations (FREE)

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check) 

Toys - battery operated or chargeable via power

Transfer stations (FREE)

Toys

Donate to charity or

Rubbish/general waste bin

Tyres Transfer stations

U

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V

Item  How to dispose of it
Vacuum cleaner dust Rubbish/general waste bin
Vegetable scraps

FOGO bin or

Home compost

Vitamin bottles/jars (plastic and empty)  Recycling bin 

W

Item How to dispose of it
Washing powder boxes  Recycling bin
Waxed cardboard Rubbish/general waste bin
Weeds (non-noxious)

FOGO bin or

Home compost or

Transfer stations (FREE)

Weeds (noxious) 

FOGO bin or

Transfer stations

White goods  Transfer stations (FREE)
Window glass (broken and wrapped)  Rubbish/general waste bin
Wipes (baby and make-up removal) Rubbish/general waste bin
Wood - treated timber or engineered wood Transfer stations
Wooden icypole sticks, cutlery, toothpicks FOGO bin
 Wool   FOGO bin
Wrapping paper  Recycling bin

X

Item How to dispose of it
X-rays

Transfer stations (FREE) or

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check) 

Y

Item How to dispose of it
Yoghurt containers (with lids) Recycling bin 
 Yoghurt pouches   Rubbish/general waste bin

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