A-Z recycling guide

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Advertising material - yellow recycle binrequest a free no ad material sticker                   

Aerosol cans (empty) - yellow recycle bin

Aerosol cans (full) - detox your home    

Acids and alkalis - detox your home   

Air conditioners - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Aluminium cans - yellow recycle bin

Aluminium foil - yellow recycle bin

Animal fur - red landfill bin, compost

Animal faeces/poo - red landfill bin, dog poo compost

Anti-freeze - detox your home   

Antibiotics - return to local pharmacy

Appliances - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Ash (cold) - red landfill bin, compost

Asbestos - other facilities, advice  

Air conditioners - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Audio tapes and reels - red landfill bin, charity

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Bag ties - red landfill bin

Bandaids - red landfill bin

Baskets cane (broken) - red landfill bin, hard waste

Baskets (usable) - charity

Batteries (car) - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Batteries (household e.g. AA) - Recycle & Recovery CentreEdendale Farm

Batteries (rechargeable e.g. AA) - Recycle & Recovery Centre, Edendale Farm

Bean bags - charity, red landfill bin

Bicycles (broken) - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Books - charity, yellow recycle bin

Bones (from food scraps) - green organics bin, compost

Bones (whole animal, not from food scraps) - red landfill bin

Bottles (plastic or glass) - yellow recycle bin

Bottle tops (plastic or metal) - yellow recycle bin

Boxes (cardboard) - yellow recycle bin, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Boxes (waxed cardboard) - red landfill bin

Branches (small) - green organics bin

Branches (large) - green organics binRecycle & Recovery Centre

Bread bag, plastic (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Bread bag clip (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Bricks and rubble -  other facilities

Bubble wrap (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag)  - yellow recycle bin

Building materials - other facilities

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Cake trays (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Candles - red landfill bin, charity

Cans - yellow recycle bin

Car batteries - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Carcasses (dead pets and animals) - red landfill bin, other facilities

Cardboard - yellow recycle bin, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Carpet scraps - red landfill bin, hard waste

Carpet underlay - Recycle & Recovery Centrehard waste  

Cartridges (printer) -  Recycle & Recovery Centre

Cat poo and kitty litter - red landfill bin

Cassette tapes - charity, Edendale Farm or Recycle & Recovery Centre for recycling, red landfill bin

Cassette tape cases - yellow recycle bin

CD/DVD drives - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Cellophane (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Ceramics (broken) - red landfill bin

Ceramics (intact) - charity

Cereal boxes - yellow recycle bin

Cereal box insert (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Chemicals - detox your home    

Chewing gum - red landfill bin

Chip packet (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Chip packet with silver foil lining - red landfill bin, Edendale Farm for recycling

China (broken) - red landfill bin

China (intact) - charity

Christmas tree (fake) - red landfill bin, charity

Christmas tree (live) - green organics bin, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Cigarette butts - red landfill bin

Cigarette lighter (empty) - yellow recycle bin

Cigarette packet - red landfill bin

Clean fill - other facilities

Cling wrap (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag)  - yellow recycle bin

Clothing and shoes - charity, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Coat hangers (metal) - charity, yellow recycle bin

Coat hangers (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Coffee cups (coated paper) - yellow recycle bin with lids removed

Coffee jars - yellow recycle bin, charity

Coffee granules - green organics bin, compost

Coffee pods (plastic) - red landfill bin

Coffee pods (aluminium) - yellow recycle bin

Compact discs - Edendale Farm for recycling, red landfill bin

Compact disc case (rigid plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Computers -  Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Compostable cups plastic - red landfill bin

Computer parts and peripheries - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Computer monitors/screens - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Concrete - other facilities

Cooking oil (soaked in paper) - red landfill bin , compost

Cooking oil (poured into a container) - red landfill bin

Cooking oil (small amount) - compost

Cooking oil (large quantities) - other facilitiessearch for local businesses

Corks - red landfill bin, charity

Cosmetic jars (empty) - yellow recycle bin

Cotton - red landfill bin

Cotton wool buds - red landfill bin

Cups and saucers (intact) - charity

Cups and saucers (broken) - red landfill bin

Curtains (reusable) - charity

Curtains - red landfill bin

Cutlery (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Cutlery (metal) - charity, yellow recycle bin

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Detergent bottles (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Dirt (commercial quantities) - other facilities

Disposable nappies - red landfill bin

Disk drives - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Dog poo - red landfill bin, dog poo compost 

Down lights - Recycle & Recovery Centre, Edendale Farm

Drink cans - yellow recycle bin

Drinking straws - yellow recycle bin

Drink bottles (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Dry cleaning bags (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Dummies (for babies) - red landfill bin

DVDs - Edendale FarmRecycle & Recovery Centre , charity

DVD/CD drives - Recycle & Recovery Centre or hard waste for recycling

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Electrical appliances - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste, charity

Egg cartons - yellow recycle bin

Enamel pots/bowls - yellow recycle bin

Envelopes - yellow recycle bin

Eye glasses (broken) - red landfill bin

E-waste - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

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Fabric - charity, red landfill bin

Fax machines - Recycle & Recovery Centre  

Fencing (timber) - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Fertiliser bag empty (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Fire extinguisher - detox your home    

Floppy discs - red landfill bin, Edendale Farm or Recycle & Recovery Centre for recycling

Floppy disc drives -  Recycle & Recovery Centre

Fluorescent tubes -  Recycle & Recovery Centre, Edendale Farm

Foam boxes - red landfill bin, other facilities

Foam meat trays - red landfill bin

Foam underlay - Recycle & Recovery Centre, red landfill bin, hard waste

Foil - yellow recycle bin

Foil lined cartons - yellow recycle bin

Food cans - yellow recycle bin

Fruit and vegetable scraps - green organics bin, compost

Fridges - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Fuels - detox your home    

Furniture - charity, hard waste

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Garden chemicals - detox your home    

Garden materials - green organics bin, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Gas bottles (empty BBQ bottles) - other facilities

Glad wrap (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Glass jars/bottles - yellow recycle bin

Glass (window pane) - hard waste

Glass (drinking cups and Pyrex) - red landfill bin (this type for glass is not recycled as it does not melt at the same temperature as bottles and jars)

Glass (other than jars/bottles) - red landfill bin, hard waste

Glass (broken picture frame) - red landfill bin

Gift cards (plastic wallet sized cards) -  yellow recycle bin

Golf balls - charity, red landfill bin

Grass clippings - green organics bin

Greeting cards (used) - yellow recycle bin

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Hair pet or human (small quantities) - green organics bin, compost

Hair (large quantities) - red landfill bin

Hard drives - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Hard plastic - yellow recycle bin  

Hay bale twine (plastic) (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin  

Headphones - Edendale Farm, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Highlighters and textas - red landfill bin

Hoses - red landfill bin, charity

Hot water bottles - red landfill bin

Hot water systems (broken) - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Household chemicals - detox your home    

Hypodermic needles - return sharps container to local pharmacy

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Ice cream containers (coated paper or plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Ice cream lids - yellow recycle bin

Icy pole sticks - red landfill bin

Ink cartridge - Recycle & Recovery Centre

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Jars - yellow recycle bin

Jar lids - yellow recycle bin

Juice cartons - yellow recycle bin

Junk mail - yellow recycle bin, request a free no ad material sticker

K

Keyboards - Recycle & Recovery Centre  

Kitchen sponges - red landfill bin

Kitty litter - red landfill bin

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Leaves - green organics bin

Light bulbs and tubes - Edendale Farm, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Linen - charityred landfill bin

Lolly wrappers (foil lined plastic) - red landfill bin, Edendale Farm for recycling

Lolly wrapper (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Long life milk cartons - yellow recycle bin

Lunch boxes - yellow recycle bin

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Magazines - yellow recycle bin

Manure (horse/cow) - compost

Margarine tubs - yellow recycle bin

Match boxes - yellow recycle bin

Mattresses - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Meat scraps - green organics bin

Meat trays (foam) - red landfill bin

Meat trays (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Medicine - return to local pharmacy

Milk bottle (squashed down with lid placed on) -  yellow recycle bin

Milk bottle lids - yellow recycle bin

Mirror glass (broken) - red landfill bin

Mobile phones - Edendale Farm, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Monitors - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Motor oil - Recycle & Recovery Centre

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Nappies (disposable) - red landfill bin

Nappies (compostable) - red landfill bin, compost

Needles (sewing) - red landfill bin

Needles (syringe) - return sharps container to local pharmacy

Netting bag for oranges/onions/garlic (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow bin

Newspaper - yellow recycle bin

Noxious weeds - green organics bin

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Office paper - yellow recycle bin

Oil (used cooking oil) - See Cooking oil 

Oil (in sealed container) - red landfill bin

Oil (soaked in paper or rag) - red landfill bin

Oil motor - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Orange net bags (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

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Packing tape, plastic (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) -  yellow recycle bin

Paint tins (dry) - yellow recycle bin

Paint - other facilities, detox your home   

Paint stripper - detox your home   

Paintings on cardboard - yellow recycle bin

Pallet stretch wrap (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) -  yellow recycle bin

Paper towel roll - yellow recycle bin

Pens and pencils - red landfill bin

Perfume bottle - red landfill bin

Perspex - charity, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Pet food tins - yellow recycle bin

Pet hair (small quantities) - green organics bin

Pharmaceuticals - return to local pharmacy

Phone books - yellow recycle bin

Photographs - red landfill bin

Pottery (broken) - red landfill bin

Power supplies -  Recycle & Recovery Centre

Picture frames - charity, red landfill bin

Pill packets - red landfill bin

Pills (medicine) - return to local pharmacy

Pizza boxes - yellow recycle bin

Placemats - charity, red landfill bin

Plant cuttings - green organics bin

Plant pots (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Plant pots (broken ceramic) - red landfill bin

Plastic (all hard plastics) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic (soft/flexible bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic air pillow protective packaging (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic bags (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic bag (single loose bag) - red landfill bin or bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bags for the yellow recycle bin

Plastic hay bale twine (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic packing tape (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) -  yellow recycle bin

Plastic toys (broken) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic trays/baskets - yellow recycle bin

Plastic wrap (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Plastic wrappers (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Plate glass (wrapped) - red landfill bin, hard waste

Plush toys - charity , red landfill bin

Polystyrene - red landfill binRecycle & Recovery Centreother recycling facilities

Pool acid containers (empty) - yellow recycle bin

Pool acid - detox your home   

Postal bags plastic (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Postal bags (padded paper) - yellow recycle bin

Potting mix bags (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Power cables (domestic) - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Printer/toner cartridges -  Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Printers - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

Pyrex ovenware (broken) - red landfill bin

Pyrex ovenware (intact) - charity

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Reusable green check out bags (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Reusable check out bags (fabric) - charity, red landfill bin

Rope - red landfill bin, charity

Rubber - red landfill bin

Rubber gloves - red landfill bin

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Sandpaper - red landfill bin

Sanitary items - red landfill bin

Screw/nails - yellow recycle bin

Scanners - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Seedling containers - yellow recycle bin

Serviettes (paper) - yellow recycle bin

Serviettes (cloth) - charity, red landfill bin

Shade cloth - charity, red landfill bin

Shampoo bottles - yellow recycle bin

Shredded paper - compostred landfill bin (while paper is recyclable, shredded paper is sorted incorrectly at the recycling sorting facility) 

Shoes - charity, red landfill bin

Silver foil - yellow recycle bin

Smoke alarms - detox your home   

Soft drink bottles - yellow recycle bin

Soft drink cans - yellow recycle bin

Soft toys - charity, red landfill bin

Soft plastic (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag)  - yellow recycle bin

Soft plastic (loose) - red landfill bin

Spectacles - charity, red landfill bin

Steel cans - yellow recycle bin

Steel - yellow recycle bin

Stickers - red landfill bin

Sticky tape - red landfill bin

Strawberry punnets - yellow recycle bin

Styrofoam - red landfill bin, other facilities

Sweet wrappers (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Syringes -  return sharps container to local pharmacy

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Tablets (electronic) - Recycle & Recovery Centre  

Tablets (medicine) -  return to local pharmacy

Take away containers (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Tarpaulins - red landfill bin, hard waste, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Tea bags - green organics bin, compost

Tea leaves - green organics bin, compost

Telephone books - yellow recycle bin

Tennis balls -  charity

Tennis racquets -  charity

Textas - red landfill bin

Tiles (broken) - red landfill bin

Tin cans - yellow recycle bin

Timber - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Tissues - yellow recycle bin

Toilet paper rolls - yellow recycle bin

Toner cartridges - Recycle & Recovery Centre

Toothbrushes - red landfill bin,  Edendale Farm for recycling

Toothbrushes (electric) - red landfill bin,  Edendale Farm for recycling

Toothpaste tubes - red landfill bin 

Toys - charity, red landfill bin

Toys (plastic) - yellow recycle bin

Tree prunings - green organics bin

Tree/plant protector guards (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

Twine (jute, cotton, fibre) - red landfill bin

Twine (plastic) (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin

TV - Recycle & Recovery Centre, hard waste

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Vacuum cleaner - red landfill bincharity

Vacuum cleaner dust bags - red landfill bin, compost

Vegetable scraps - green organics bin, compost

Video tapes - red landfill bin

Vinyl - red landfill bin, charity

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Waxed cardboard - red landfill bin

Waxed paper - red landfill bin

Weeds - green organics bin

Wet wipes - red landfill bin

Windows (broken and wrapped in paper) - hard waste, red landfill bin

Window panes - charity, Recycle & Recovery Centre

Wine bottles - yellow recycle bin

Wine bottle screw tops - yellow recycle bin

Wool scraps - red landfill bin

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X-rays - Recycle & Recovery Centre, Edendale Farm

Y

Yoghurt containers - yellow recycle bin

Z

Zip lock bags (bundled with other soft/flexible plastics in a plastic bag) - yellow recycle bin