Recycling & disposal guide

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Each year, Australians generate millions of tonnes of waste in the form of packaging, furniture, grass clippings, glass, plastic, metal, paper products, clothing, and much more.

For years we have been throwing things away, but now, many of us realise that there is no such place as ‘away’, with the waste ending up as landfill.  Since our waste problems won’t go away, we each have to take some responsibility for our actions.  The best way to do this is to Avoid, Reduce, Reuse and Recycle. 

Our recycling or disposal information will aid you with reuse, recycling and safe disposal options for everyday products and household items. 

View our Household Recycling and Disposal Guide

Find out more on our Recycling FAQ page



By bin

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  • Hard plastics and packaging (including milk/juice containers, buckets, lids, bread tags, straws and toys)
  • Paper and cardboard (including boxes, egg cartons, magazines/newspapers, envelopes and books)
  • Metal (including tin cans, metal lids, foil trays, aerosols, pots/pans/cutlery)
  • Glass (jars and bottles only)

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By room
Click on a room below to find out what to do with some common household items, or you can search by category.

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