Waste A-Z of what goes where

A

 Item

How to dispose of it

Aerosol cans (empty) Recycling bin
Aluminium cans Recycling bin
Aluminium foil and foil trays (scrunched) Recycling bin (must be scrunched up)
Animal droppings (wrapped in Home compostable liner or newspaper) FOGO bin

Rubbish/general waste bin
Animal hair and fur FOGO bin

Rubbish/general waste bin
Asbestos Professional asbestos removal company
Ash (cold ash only) FOGO bin

Rubbish/general waste bin

B

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

REDcycle

Rubbish/general waste bin

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

Transfer stations

Customer service centres

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Baby formula tins (empty) Recycling bin
Bicycles

Donate to charity

Transfer stations

Books

Donate to charity

Recycling bin

Bottle tops and lids (plastic)

Donate to charity

Rubbish/general waste bin 

Bottle tops and lids (metal) Recycling bin

Bottle (plastic)

Recycling bin

Bottle (glass with lids removed)

Glass-only bin

Transfer stations 

Branches and prunings (small)

FOGO bin

Home compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

Branches and prunings (large)  Transfer stations (FREE)
Bricks and rubble  Transfer stations  
Bubble wrap (cut up approx A3 size) 

REDcycle

Rubbish/general waste bin

Building waste Transfer stations
Butcher/Deli paper Recycling bin

C

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

Recycling bin

FOGO bin

Carpet Transfer stations
Cartons (milk, juice, longlife cartons) Rubbish/general waste bin
Cartridges (printer)

Customer service centres

Transfer stations (FREE)

CDs and DVDs

CD and DVD covers

Rubbish/general waste bin

 

Ceramics (broken) Rubbish/general waste bin
Ceramics (unbroken) Donate to charity
Cereal boxes  Recycling bin
Chemicals (pool/garden/household) Detox Your Home collection
Cigarette butts Rubbish/general waste bin
Clean fill (dirt)  Transfer stations
Cleaning product bottles (empty)  Recycling bin
Cling wrap (soft crunchable plastic)

REDcycle

Rubbish/general waste bin 

Clothing and textiles (good condition)

Donate to charity

Clothing and textiles (damaged) Rubbish/general waste bin 
Coffee cups (disposable) Rubbish/general waste bin
Coffee cups (home compostable, look for symbols)  FOGO bin
Coffee pods

Specialised recycling program

Rubbish/general waste bin

Home 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

Rubbish/general waste bin

Confidential waste paper disposal company

Cooking oil tins (empty) Recycling bin

D

 Item How to dispose of it 
Deodorant cans/bottles (empty) Recycling bin 
Dirt Transfer stations
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)
Engineered wood or treated timber Transfer stations
Envelopes Recycling bin

F

Item How to dispose of it
Fencing wood - treated or engineered Transfer stations
Fire extinguishers Transfer stations
Flowers

FOGO bin

Home compost

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

FOGO bin

Home compost

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

Donate to charity

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

Transfer stations

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

Glass bottles (no lids. Labels are ok)

Glass-only bin

Transfer stations (FREE)

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

Glass-only bin

Transfer stations (FREE) 

Grass clippings 

FOGO bin

Home compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

H

 Item How to dispose of it
Hard waste (furniture/white goods/building waste/car parts/mattresses) Transfer stations
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

Transfer Stations (FREE)

Juice cartons (paper/plastic) Recycling bin
Junk mail Recycling bin

K

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

FOGO bin

Rubbish/general waste bin

Kitty litter (non-Home compost able)  Rubbish/general waste bin

L

 Item How to dispose of it
Lawn mowers Transfer stations
Leaves

FOGO bin

Home compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

Lids (plastic) 

Lids (metal)

Rubbish/general waste bin

Recycling bin

Light globes (fluorescent

and CFL)

Transfer stations (FREE)
Light globes (incandescent)  Rubbish/general waste bin
Long life cartons  Rubbish/general waste bin

M

 Item How to dispose of it
Magazines Recycling bin
Margarine containers Recycling bin
Mattresses Transfer stations
Meat trays (foam)  Rubbish/general waste bin
Medicine bottles/jars (plastic, empty and clean) Recycling bin
Medicines 

Detox Your Home collection

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

Metal - larger items

Transfer stations (FREE)

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

Transfer stations

Customer service centres (FREE)

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

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

 

 

Paint tins (empty and dry)

paintback

Melton Recycling Facility

Eaglehawk Eco Centre

Transfer stations (FREE)

Paper Recycling bin
Paper (shredded)  FOGO bin
Paper towel

FOGO bin

Home compost

Rubbish/general waste bin

Paper plates  Recycling bin
Perfume bottles Rubbish/general waste bin
Pesticides Detox Your Home collection
Pet food tins Recycling bin
Phone books Recycling bin
Pizza boxes Recycling bin (must be clean) or FOGO bin
Plant cuttings

FOGO bin

Home compost

Transfer stations

Plant pots (plastic) Recycling bin
Plastic containers (rigid) Recycling bin
Plastic shopping bags

REDcycle

Rubbish/general waste bin

Plastic wraps and films (soft crunchable plastics) 

REDcycle

Rubbish/general waste bin

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

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

Rubbish/general waste bin

Printer/toner cartridges

Customer service centres

Transfer stations (FREE)

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

S

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

Donate to charity

Rubbish/general waste bin

Soft drink cans (empty) Recycling bin
Soft plastics

REDcycle

Rubbish/general waste bin

Syringes/sharps Find a needle exchange

T

Item How to dispose of it
Take away food containers (plastic)  Recycling bin
Tea bags

FOGO bin

Rubbish/general waste bin

Telephone books Recycling bin
Televisions Transfer stations (FREE)
Timber Transfer stations
Tin cans  Recycling bin
Tissues and napkins

FOGO bin

Rubbish/general waste bin

Toilet rolls Recycle bin
Toner cartridges

Customer service centres

Transfer stations (FREE)

Toys - battery operated or chargable via power

Transfer station(FREE)

Toys

Donate to charity

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

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

Home compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

Weeds (noxious) 

FOGO bin

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
Wrapping paper  Recycling bin

X

No results

Y

Item How to dispose of it
Yoghurt containers Recycling bin 

Z

No results