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A-Z Waste and Recycling Directory

We've prepared a comprehensive list of items and where they can conveniently be recycled, donated, or disposed of.

flevin [at] bayside.vic.gov.au (subject: Waste%20and%20Recycling%20-%20Item%20to%20add%20to%20A-Z%20list%20) (Please let us know) if we're missing anything and we will add it to the list.

A-Z list

Aerosol cans: Recycling 

  • Place empty deodorant or food cans in your recycling bin.

Aluminium cans: Recycling  

  • Place empty cans in your recycling bin.

Aluminium foil: Recycling

  • Scrunch foil into a ball and place in the recycling bin.

Aluminium trays: Recycling

  • Place empty trays in your recycling bin.

Asbestos

Asthma inhalers: General Waste

  • Empty asthma inhalers can be placed in your general waste bin. Both the canister and the plastic holder are too small to be recovered at the recycling facility.
  • Inhalers that are not empty can be returned to any pharmacy for safe disposal. 

Band aids: General Waste           

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Batteries (car) 

Batteries (e-waste) (household)   

Bed frames          

Bicycle:              

Biodegradable packaging: General Waste           

  • Biodegradable packaging must be placed into the general waste bin. It is not accepted into the food and green waste bin. Only compostable film packaging (no compostable cutlery/packaging meeting the Australian Standard 4736 can be accepted into the food and green waste bin.

Biscuit trays: Recycling

  • Place empty trays in your recycling bin.

Blankets

  • Blankets in good condition can be donated to selected Op Shops, SCR Recycling Hubs or use Donate Direct to match your items directly to those in need.
  • Blankets in poor condition can be donated to the RSPCA for use as animal bedding (unless they are feather filled).

Bones (meat/chicken bones): Food & Green Waste

Books

Bottles (glass, plastic, metal): Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin. Squeeze air out of plastic bottle and return lid.

Bottle tops (metal and plastic lids): Recycling    

  • Place in your recycling bin attached to its original container.

Branches (small): Food & Green Waste 

Bread clip/tag: General Waste  

Bricks 

Building rubble   

Butchers paper: Recycling         

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Bubble wrap (soft plastic)            

  • Bubble wrap can be recycled through RedCycle's soft plastics recycling program with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library. 
  • Large sheets should be cut into A3 size pieces.

Camera film: Recycling Stations               

  • Take to any of the recycling stations located at Brighton, Beaumaris and Sandringham libraries and Bayside Corporate Centre in Sandringham

Cans (steel, aluminium): Recycling         

  • Place in your recycling bin

Car tyres                   

Carbon fibre: General Waste         

  • Place in your general waste bin

Carbon paper: General Waste       

  • Place in your general waste bin

Cardboard: Recycling        

  • Place all cardboard (except for waxed cardboard) in your recycling bin.
  • Excess cardboard that cannot fit in your recycling bin can be taken to the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre. More than a bootload will incur a fee. 

Carpet / Carpet underlay      

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to two free hard waste bookings per calendar year. Find out more or book your collection visit our hard waste page.   

Cartons (Tetra Pak): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. Tetra Pak is made from a mix of materials that makes it extremely tricky to recover at the recycling facility. 

Cartridges (printer / toner)              

  • Printer cartridges can be recycled through the Cartridges for Planet Ark scheme at the participating outlets:
  • Australia Post
  • The Good Guys
  • Harvey Norman
  • JB Hi-Fi

Cassette tapes          

  • Take to any of the recycling stations located at Brighton, Beaumaris and Sandringham libraries and Bayside Corporate Centre in Sandringham.

Cat litter: General Waste    

  • Place in your garbage bin

Cat food tins: Recycling

  • Place empty tins in your recycling bin. No need to rinse.

Cat dry food bags (soft plastic) 

  • Cat dry food bags can be recycled through the soft plastics recycling program - REDCycle with drop-off points at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library. 
  • Soft plastics cannot go in your recycling bin.

CDs / DVDs and cases

Cellophane: General Waste           

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Ceramics

Cereal box: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.   

Cereal box liner (soft plastic)

  • Cereal box liners can be recycled through the soft plastics recycling program - REDCycle with drop-off points at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library.      

Chemicals     

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Chemical containers (empty)

  • Empty chemical containers can be placed in your recycling bin. 

Chewing gum: General Waste

  • Chewing gum must go into your general waste bin. It does not break down in the food and green waste process and cannot be recycled.

Chip packets (soft plastic)  

  • Chip packets can be recycled through the soft plastics recycling program - REDCycle with drop-off points at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library.      

Christmas tree (artificial)

  • The benefit of an artificial Christmas tree is that it does not die. It is best to keep it for use year after year.
  • If you no longer have use for it, see if you can give it another life, refer to Facebook Marketplace or local Facebook groups, ZiilchStreetbank or Gumtree.
  • To dispose of it, you can do so via our hard waste service or at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre

Christmas tree (real)            

  • Real Christmas trees, under two metres in length, can be collected up until the end of January from your nature strip as part of our hard waste/bundled branches service.

Cigarette butts: General Waste     

  • Place in your general waste bin.  

Cleaning rags           

  • If your cleaning rags are made from cloth, old clothing or a washable fabric, wash them so you can re-use them over and over again.
  • If you've got cleaning rags that aren't washable, please place them into your general waste bin.

Cleaning/chemical bottles  

  • Empty cleaning product bottles can be recycled in your recycling bin.
  • If your products are still full please dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Cling wrap: General Waste

Clothing

  • To give your clothes another life, donate your clothes by dropping them off at your local Op Shop.
  • Professional/dress and shoes in good condition can be donated to Dress for Success.
  • Or refer to Facebook Marketplace or local Facebook buy, sell, swap groups, ZiilchStreetbank or Gumtree.
  • H&M want your old textiles, from any brand, in any condition. By reusing and recycling they will get a new life. Return your unwanted textiles in store to receive 15% OFF a single item on your next purchase. Conditions apply, see in-store for full details.
  • To get old clothes that are not in re-sellable condition recycled, donate them to Manrags
  • Clothing does not belong in your recycling or food and green waste bin. 

Coathangers (wire and plastic)  

  • Plastic and wire coathangers can be donated to your local Op Shop.
  • Damaged coat hangers can be disposed of in your general waste bin.
  • These are not recyclable as they can cause jamming issues at recycling facilities.

Coffee cups and lids (takeaway): General Waste          

  • Single-use coffee cups and lids can be recycled through 7 Eleven's coffee cup recycling program.
  • They do not belong in your recycling bin and must be placed in the general waste bin if not disposed of via a coffee cup recycling program.
  • Disposable coffee cups and lids are made up of a mix of materials which makes them tricky to recycle in your kerbside recycling. 

Coffee grounds: Food & Green Waste           

Coffee pods  

Computers and accessories (e-waste)    

Concrete       

Cooking oil               

  • Recycle unused cooking oil for free through Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program.
  • Cooking oil can be taken to the Monash Transfer Station. This oil is then recycled into bio fuel and other bi products. 

Cooking oil container: Recycling

  • Empty cooking oil containers can be recycled in your recycling bin.                   

Cords (e-waste)    

Corflute

  • Many printing companies can provide vinyl stickers to cover corflute signs, enabling them to be reused for a different project.
  • Alternatively, polypropylene corflute may be recycled via Polymer Processors in Braeside.                     

Corks           

Cosmetic (makeup) tubes

  • Cosmetic tubes can be recycled through Terracycle.
  • Cosmetics tubes are not recyclable in your kerbside recycling bin. Please dispose of these in your household garbage bin if not through a dedicated recycling program like Terracycle.               

Cosmetic jars: Recycling 

  • Empty plastic and glass cosmetics jars can be placed in your recycling bin.           

Cotton wool buds: General Waste 

  • Place in your general waste bin. 

Couch 

Crockery and Cutlery       

  • Crockery and cutlery in good condition can be donated to some op shops. Find your local Op Shop.
  • Damaged crockery and cutlery can go in your general waste bin.            

Cups and saucers  

  • If in good condition, can be donated to some op shops. Find your local Op Shop.
  • Damaged cups and saucers can go in your general waste bin            

Curtains     

Cutlery   

  • Cutlery in good condition can be donated to some op shops. Find your local Op Shop.
  • Damaged cutlery can go in your general waste bin.                           

Cutlery (plastic): General Waste 

  • Place in your general waste bin. Plastic cutlery cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin. 

Cutlery (biodegradable/compostable): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. Biodegradable/compostable cutlery cannot be placed in the food and green waste bin or the recycling bin. 
  • Some may be accepted in your home compost system if you have one, click here for tips on home composting.

Dairy products: Food & Green Waste

Dental floss containers: General Waste

  • Can be placed into your general waste bin. Although a hard plastic, it is too small for the recycling facility to identify it and recover it. 

Deodorant cans, roll-ons and sprays: Recycling

  • Empty deodorant containers can be placed into your recycling bin.

Detergent bottles (plastic): Recycling

  • Empty detergent bottles can be placed into your recycling bin.

Disposable cups (foam): General waste

  • Place into your general waste bin.

Disposable cups (plastic): General Waste

  • Plastic cups can be placed in your general waste bin.
  • Degradable, biodegradable, compostable or bioplastics cannot be recycled. These plastics have been specifically manufactured to break down in the general waste stream. They are not recyclable as they start to degrade before they are processed.

Disposable plates and cutlery: General Waste

  • Place into your general waste bin.

Dog faeces: General Waste

  • Place into your general waste bin.

Dog food can/tins: Recycling

  • Please empty cans/tins into your recycling bin. No need to rinse.

Dog dry food bags (soft plastic)

Doonas

  • Doonas in good condition can be donated to selected Op Shops, SCR Recycling Hubs or use Donate Direct to match your items directly to those in need.
  • Doonas in poor condition can be donated to the RSPCA for use as animal bedding (unless they are feather filled).

Drinking glass

  • To give your drinking glassware another life, refer to Facebook Marketplace or local Facebook buy, sell, swap groups, ZiilchStreetbank or Gumtree.
  • Or drop them off at your local Op Shop.
  • Dispose of any broken drinking glass in your general waste bin.
  • Drinking glassware cannot go in your recycling bin

Drums (empty)

Dryers (e-waste)

Dry pet food bags (soft plastic)

  • Dry pet food bags can be recycled through the soft plastics recycling program - REDCycle with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library. 

DVD players (e-waste)

Egg cartons: Recycling

  • Place into your recycling bin

Egg shell: Food & Green Waste

Engine oil

Envelope (padded envelope)

  • Due to the bubble wrap contaminating the paper stream, padded envelopes must go into your general waste bin. 

Envelope (windowed/no window): Recycling

  • Envelopes, both windowed and plain faced, can go in your recycling bin

Empty chemical containers

  • Empty chemical containers can be placed in your recycling bin. 

E-waste (anything with a battery, cord, or plug)

Face masks: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Fertiliser

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Fire Extinguisher (empty and full)

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Flowers: Food & Green Waste

Fluorescent light globes/tubes (e-waste)

Foam (polystyrene) boxes / meat trays / packaging

Foam underlay

Foil (aluminium): Recycling

  • Scrunch into a ball and place in your recycling bin.

Folders (binders, lever ach, plastic coated, metal ringed)

  • Office stationery and folders can be recycled through GreenCollect.
  • Folders are not accepted in your kerbside recycling bin.

Food waste: Food & Green Waste

Formula tins: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin. Ensure any plastic seal is removed.

Freezer (e-waste)

Fridge (e-waste)

Fruit and veg scraps, peels: Food & Green Waste

Fuels (petrol, diesel, kerosene, other)

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Furniture

Garden pruning’s: Food & Green Waste

Garden tools (leaf blower, lawn mower, etc.)

Gas cylinders and bottles

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 
  • Drop off at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre.

Glass jars, bottles and lids: Recycling

  • Place glass jars and bottles with lids still attached, in your recycling bin

Glasses (eye / reading / prescription / sun glasses)

Glassware (broken drinking glass, window glass, etc.): General Waste

  • Broken glassware (drinking glass, window glass, etc.) should be disposed of in your general waste bin.

Glassware (in good condition)

Glue (water based and solvents)

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Grass clippings: Food & Garden Waste

Green reusable shopping bags

  • Green reusable shopping bags can be recycled through the soft plastics recycling program - REDCycle with drop-off points at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library. 
  • Woolworths replaces broken green bags with free ones.
  • Dispose of in general waste bin if other options are not viable.

Greeting cards: Recycling

  • Greeting cards can be placed in your recycling bin, plastic components such as beads, should be removed first.

Hats

Hair - General Waste

  • Hair should be placed in your general waste bin

Hearing aids

  • Working and not working hearing aids can be donated to Recycled Sound for repair and reuse.

Herbicides and weed killers

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Homeware

Household chemicals

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Ice-cream container / lids: Recycling

  • Place empty ice-cream containers with lids attached in your recycling bin.

Incandescent light globes

Ink, toner and printer cartridges 

Insect spray bottles and cans: Recycling

  • Empty insect spray bottles and cans can be placed in your recycling bin
  • Full inspect spray bottles and cans should be disposed of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Iron (e-waste)

Jars / lids (glass, metal, plastic): Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Jewellery

Juice bottles (plastic): Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Juice cartons/juice boxes (empty): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. Cartons or Tetra Pak is made from a mix of materials that makes it extremely tricky to recover at the recycling facility. 

Kettle (e-waste)

Keys

Kitchenware

Kitty litter: General Waste

  • Dispose of in your general waste bin.

Laminated paper: General Waste

  • Dispose of in your general waste bin.
  • Laminated paper is not recyclable.

Laptops (e-waste)

Leaves and leaf litter: Food & Green Waste

LED light globes

Light globes / tubes

Loose-leaf tea: Food & Green Waste

Lunch boxes

  • Plastic lunch boxes can be recycled in your recycling bin.
  • Metal lunch boxes that are entirely metal can also be taken to the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre as part of scrap metal recycling.
  • Lunch boxes made of mixed materials need to go in your general waste bin.

Magazines: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin

Manchester (sheets, pillows cases, linen, bedding)

  • Manchester in good condition can be donated to selected Op Shops, SCR Recycling Hubs or use Donate Direct to match your items directly to those in need.
  • Manchester in poor condition can be donated to the RSPCA for use as animal bedding (unless they are feather filled).

Masks (single-use face masks): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Mattresses

  • Eligible residential households are entitled to two free hard waste bookings per calendar year. Find out more or book your collection visit our hard waste page.   
  • For information how mattresses get recycled, visit our mattress recycler's website, Soft Landings.

Meat scraps: Food & Green Waste

Meat trays (black Styrofoam): General Waste

  • Styrofoam meat trays must be placed in your general waste bin.
  • They cannot go into your recycling bin.

Meat trays (hard plastic): Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Medicine bottles (glass and hard plastic)

  • Place empty bottles with lids attached in your recycling bin.

 Medicine

  • Unused/unwanted medicine can be disposed of at any pharmacy in Australia as part of the Return Unwanted Medicines project, a national scheme to eliminate the risk of poisoning by disposing of medicines safely.
  • All pharmacies are equipped to accept all medicines.  

Metal / scrap

Microwave (e-waste)

Milk bottles (plastic): Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin with lids on.

Milk cartons: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. Cartons or Tetra Pak is made from a mix of materials that makes it extremely tricky to recover at the recycling facility. 

Mobile phones and accessories (e-waste)

Motor oil (Engine oil)

Nail polish

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

Nail polish remover (acetone)

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment. 

Nails (metal)

Nappies (including biodegradable): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Netted produce bags (onion, lime, lemon bags)

  • Netted produce bags are a soft plastic and can be recycled through REDCycle’s soft plastics recycling program, with drop-off points at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library. 

Newspaper: Recycling 

  • Newspapers can be placed in your recycling bin. Please remove any plastic wrap first.
  • Newspaper sheets can be used to wrap food waste and placed in your food and green waste bin.
  • If you don't have a food and green waste bin, order one here. 
  • Or place it in your home compost system. Click here for tips on home composting.

Nuts and bolts

Office paper: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin

Oil (cooking)                

  • Recycle unused cooking oil for free through Sustainability Victoria's Detox Your Home program.
  • Cooking oil can be taken to the Monash Transfer Station. This oil is then recycled into bio fuel and other bi products. 
  • Small amounts can be soaked up with paper towel and placed straight into the food and green waste bin.

Oil (engine)

Oil heater (empty)

Ovens

Pads (sanitary): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Paint tins and spray cans (empty and dry)

  • Empty and dry paint tins and spray cans go in your recycling bin.

Paint/Paint stripper/thinner (household)

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.
  • Drop off at the Bayside Waste and Recycling Centre.

Palm fronds

Paper bags: Recycling or Food & Green Waste

Paper plates: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin. 
  • Shiny/coated paper plates should go in your general waste bin.

Paper towel (used): Food & Green Waste

Paper towel roll: Recycling

  • Place the paper towel roll in your recycling bin.

Pens, pencils and markers

Personal protective equipment (PPE)

Pesticides

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.

Pet food tins/cans: Recycling

  • Place tins and cans in your recycling bin.
  • Plastic pet food sachets cannot go into your recycling bin. If there is significant food residue it will need to go in your general waste bin. If the sachet is relatively clean, they can be recycled through RedCycle's soft plastics recycling program with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library.

Phone (e-waste)

Photographs

  • Place in your general waste bin.
  • Photographs are not recyclable in your recycling bin.

Pill packets (blister packets): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Pillows

  • Pillows can be donated to the RSPCA for use as animal bedding (unless they are feather filled).
  • Pillows can make great knee pads for gardening and the like. 
  • The stuffing from pillows can work well as an alternative to bubble wrap or packing peanuts. 
  • Pillows should disposed of in your general waste bin if not repurposed. 

Pizza boxes: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Plant pots (plastic): Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Plastic bags / packets (soft plastic)

  • Can be recycled through RedCycle's soft plastics recycling program with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library. 

Plastic bottles and containers: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin with lids attached.

Plastic cards (old credit cards, licenses, library cards, etc.): General Waste

  • Place plastic cards in your general waste bin.
  • Plastic cards cannot go in your recycling bin.

Plastic chopping boards

Plastic cutlery

  • Plastic cutlery can be disposed of in your general waste bin.
  • Degradable, biodegradable, and compostable cutlery cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling or food and green waste bin. They have been specifically manufactured to break down in landfill.

Plastic gloves: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.

Plastic tarpaulin (tarp)

Polystyrene: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.
  • Polystyrene cannot go in your recycling bin.

Pots and pans

Potting mix: Food & Green Waste

  • Small quantities of potting mix can be disposed of via the food and green waste bin.
  • If you don't have one, order one here. 

Power tools (drills, chain saw, lawn mower, etc.)

Pringles containers: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.
  • Pringles container cannot be recycled as they’re made from a combination of materials.

Printer cartridges

  • Australia Post
  • The Good Guys
  • Harvey Norman
  • JB Hi-Fi

Radios (e-waste)

Rat poison

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.                     

Razors: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin              

Receipts: General Waste  

  • Place in your general waste bin  

Records (vinyls)       

Rubber gloves: General Waste    

  • Place in your general waste bin

Sand/soil

Sanitary pads: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.                          

Saw dust: Food & Green Waste

  • Place in your food and green waste bin. No CCA (copper chrome arsenic) treated timber sawdust. CCA is a hazard and will spike chrome and arsenic levels in the compost and consequently impact the end product. 
  • If you don't have a food and green waste bin, order one here. 
  • Or place them in your home compost system. Click here for tips on home composting.

Screws (metal)

Shampoo and conditioner bottles: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin.

Shoes                        

Shredded paper: Recycling or Food & Green Waste    

Silicone: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.              

Smoke detectors (e-waste)

Snap-lock bags (soft plastic)

  •  Can be recycled through RedCycle's soft plastics recycling program with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library.                    

Sodastream cylinder

  • Sodastream will accept cylinder returns. Swap your cylinder over at your nearest location               

Soft plastics

  • Can be recycled through RedCycle's soft plastics recycling program with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library.                      

Soil/sand

Solar panels  

  • Reclaim PV offer a recycling service for solar panels.
  • You can also contact your supplier for responsible recycling/disposal.

Sporting equipment (exercise equipment, shoes, clothing, balls, bats, racketts, etc.)

Stamps

  • Used stamps can be donated to the Leprosy Mission, who sort the stamps, then sell them.
  • Place in your general waste bin. 

Sticky tape: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.             

Straws (plastic/paper): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.                         

Styrofoam: General Waste

  • Place into a bag and place in your general waste bin.   

Takeaway containers (plastic): Recycling

  • Place empty plastic container in your recycling bin. No need to rinse.        

Takeaway containers (polystyrene): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. 
  • Polystyrene is not recyclable in your recycling bin.                    

Tampons: General Waste 

  • Place in your general waste bin.                         

Tea light candle holders (aluminium): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. Tea light candle holders are too small to be recovered at the recycling facility.

Teabags: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin. 
  • Teabags cannot go into the food and green waste bin as they have a plastic lining.                                    

Telephones (e-waste)

Televisions / TVs (e-waste) 

Tetra Paks / UHT cartons: General Waste

  • Tetra Pak or carton is made from a mix of materials that makes it extremely tricky to recover at the recycling facility.       

Thermal paper (receipts): General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.                         

Thermometer (mercury)      

  • Dispose of via Sustainability Victoria's free Detox Your Home program. The program is a safe, free and easy-to-use service to dispose of unwanted household chemicals without harming your health or the environment.                       

Tinsel         

  • Tinsel lasts forever and is best to keep for use year after year.
  • If you no longer have use for it, see if you can give it another life, refer to Facebook Marketplace or local Facebook groups, ZiilchStreetbank or Gumtree.
  • Or donate to your local Op Shop
  • To dispose of it, you can do so via your general waste bin.

Tissues: General Waste

  • Place in your general waste bin.
  • Whilst tissues can normally be placed in your food and green waste bin, in light of the developing COVID-19 situation, for the health and safety of facility staff, please do not place used tissues into your food and green waste bin.

Toaster (e-waste)     

Toothbrush/Toothpaste tubes

  • Oral care items can be recycled via TerraCycle.
  • Toothpaste tubes cannot go into your recycling bin, place in your general waste if not recycled via TerraCycle      

Toys   

TVs/ Televisions (e-waste)  

Tyres             

Umbrella

VHS/cassettes       

Vitamin bottles: Recycling

  • Place in your recycling bin with lids on.                      

VCR players  

Washing powder boxes/bottles: Recycling         

  • Place in your recycling bin.          

Whitegoods (fridge, freezer, etc.)  

Wood pallets 

Weeds: Food & Green Waste         

Window glass

  • Place window glass in your general waste bin.
  • Window glass cannot be recycled. It melts at a different temperature to glass jars and bottles and therefore is considered contamination.

Wrapping paper - Recycling           

  • Place in your recycling bin. Try to remove sticky tape where possible.   

X-Rays

  • Take to any of the recycling stations located at Brighton, Beaumaris and Sandringham libraries and Bayside Corporate Centre in Sandringham. 
  • Recycling through Siltech
  • Or recycling through  EcoCycle

Zip-lock bags (soft plastic)

  • Can be recycled through REDCycle's soft plastics recycling program with drop-off locations at most Coles and Woolworths locations and Council's Corporate Centre and Beaumaris Library.