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 Recycling bin (must be scrunched up)
Animal droppings (bagged) Garbage bin
Asbestos Professional asbestos removal company
Ash (cold ash only) Garbage bin

B

Item How to dispose of it
Band aids Garbage bin
Batteries (household/car/solar)

Transfer stations

Customer service centres

Some neighbourhood houses (Contact them to check)

Baby formula tins (empty) Recycling bins
Bicycles

Donate to charity

Transfer stations

Books

Donate to charity

Recycling bin

Bottle tops (metal/plastic) Recycling bin
Bottle (glass, plastic) Recycling bin
Branches and prunings (small)

Garden bin

Compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

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

Coles or Woolworths stores. See REDcycle

Garbage bin

Building waste Transfer stations
Butcher/Deli paper Recycling bin

C

 Item How to dispose of it
Cans Recycling bin
Car parts Transfer stations (FREE)
Cardboard Recycling bins
Carpet Transfer stations
Cartons Recycling bin
Cartridges (printer)

Customer service centres

Transfer stations (FREE)

CDs and DVDs Garbage bin
Ceramics Garbage bin
Cereal boxes  Recycling bin
Chemicals (pool/garden/household) Detox Your Home collection
Clean fill (dirt)  Transfer stations
Cleaning product bottles (empty)  Recycling bin
Cling wrap (soft crunchable plastic)

Coles or Woolworths stores. See REDcycle

Garbage bin

Clothing and textiles

Donate to charity

Garbage bin

Computer and computer parts Transfer stations (FREE)
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) Recycling bin

E

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

F

Item How to dispose of it
Fire extinguishers Transfer stations
Flowers Garden bin/compost bin
Foam packaging Garbage bin
Food scraps (vegetable/fruit) Garden bin/compost bin
Food scraps (NOT vegetable/fruit) Garbage bin
Fuels Detox Your Home collections
Furniture 

Donate to charity

Transfer station

G

 Item How to dispose of it
Garden tools and equipment Transfer stations (FREE)
Gas bottles/cylinders Transfer stations
Glass (Broken window or drinking - wrapped) Garbage bin
Glass bottles Recycling bin 
Grass clippings 

Garden bin/compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

H

 Item How to dispose of it
Hard waste (furniture/white goods/building waste/car parts/mattresses) Transfer stations
Hose Garbage bin
Hot water units Transfer stations

I

 No results  

J

 Item How to dispose of it
Jars and lids Recycling bin
Juice cartons (paper/plastic) Recycling bin
Junk mail Recycling bin

K

No results

L

 Item How to dispose of it
Lawn mowers Transfer stations
Leaves

Garden bin/compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

Light globes (flourcescent and CFL) Transfer stations (FREE)
Light globes (incandescent)  Garbage bin
Long life cartons  Recycling bin

M

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

Detox Your Home collection

 Metal - small pieces (nuts, bolts, screws, nails) Transfer stations (FREE)
Microwaves Transfer stations (FREE)
Milk container (Glass, plastic and cartons)  Recycling bin
Mirrors (broken and chipped - wrapped)  Garbage bin
Mobile phones 

Transfer stations

Customer service centres (FREE)

N

Item How to dispose of it
Nappies (disposable) Garbage bin
Needles Find a needle exchange
Newspapers/office papers Recycling bin

O

Item How to dispose of it
Oil (engine and cooking) 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 towel Compost/Garbage bin
Paper plates  Recycling bin
Pet food tins Recycling bin
Phone books Recycling bin
Pizza boxes Recycling bin
Plant cuttings

Garden bin/compost

Transfer stations

Plant pots (plastic) Recycling bin
Plastic container codes (1-7)  Recycling bin
Plastic shopping bags

Coles or Woolworths stores. See REDcycle

Garbage bin

Plastic wraps and films (soft crunchable plastics) 

Coles or Woolworths stores. See REDcycle

Garbage bin

Poisons, pesticides and herbicides Detox Your Home collection 
Polystyrene/styrofoam  Garbage bin or contact Expanded Polystyrene Australia 
Pots and pans (metal with plastic handle removed) Transfer stations (FREE)
Pottery, porcelain and pyrex (broken)  Garbage bin
Pottery, porcelain and pyrex (unbroken) Donate to charity/Garbage bin
Printer/toner cartridges

Customer service centres

Transfer stations (FREE)

Punnets (berry)  Recycling bin

Q

No results

R

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

 Rose clippings/prunings

(treated like noxious weeds as they cannot be mulched)

 Transfer stations

S

Item How to dispose of it
Scrap metals (including nails, bolts, screws) Transfer stations (FREE)
Shampoo/conditioner/soap (including pumps)  Recycling bin
Soft drink cans (empty) Recycling bin
Syringes/sharps Find a needle exchange

T

Item How to dispose of it
Take away food containers (plastic)  Recycling bin
Tea bags Compost/Garbage bin
Telephone books Recycling bin
Televisions Transfer stations (FREE)
Timber Transfer stations
Tin cans  Recycling bin
Tissues and napkins Garbage bin
Toilet rolls Recycle bin
Toner cartridges

Customer service centres

Transfer stations (FREE)

Toys

Donate to charity

Garbage bin

Tyres Transfer stations

U

No results

V

Item  How to dispose of it
Vacuum cleaner dust Garbage bin
Vegetable scraps

Garden bin

Compost

Worm farm

Vitamin bottles/jars (empty)  Recycling bin 

W

Item How to dispose of it
Washing powder boxes  Recycling bin
Waxed cardboard Garbage bin
Weeds (non-noxious)

Garden bin

Compost

Transfer stations (FREE)

Weeds (noxious)  Transfer stations
White goods  Transfer stations (FREE)
Window glass (broken and wrapped)  Garbage bin
Wrapping paper  Recycling bin

X

No results

Y

Item How to dispose of it
Yoghurt containers Recycling bin 

Z

No results