fogo a-z of recycling

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This A-Z is for City of Melville 3-bin trial residents.

For an A-Z list for all other Perth councils using the 3 bin system click here

Click on a letter in the alphabet below to take you to the list of items starting with that letter, or scroll down.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z


Legend

Yellow topped recycling bin
Lime-green topped FOGO bin
Red topped rubbish bin
Disposal site items General and Hazardous Waste
Community service items Reusable items/goods
Verge junk collection Whitegoods and junk
Verge green waste items Garden waste too big for your FOGO bin

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Many acids like hydrochloric and sulphuric acids can be purchased at your local hardware store and used for things such as pool or plumbing maintenance. Acids will always come in an industrial plastic container. This container must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have acid that you no longer need or has been around for quite a while, it must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our at m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Empty aerosol and spray cans should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. As per the instruction on the label, do not pierce the aerosol can. If the can has a plastic lid, remove the lid and place this separately in your yellow-topped bin. Full aerosol cans should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste Disposal site.
Aluminium cans should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

95% less energy is used to make a new aluminium product from recycled aluminium cans compared to mining raw materials. Each single can recycled, saves enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours. This means that recycling one kilogram of aluminium saves 20kg of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.
Clean Aluminium foil should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. It helps if the foil is scrunched into a ball. If the foil has a lot of food waste stuck to it, place it in your red-lidded bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.
Empty ammonia containers should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste Disposal site.

If you have surplus ammonia you need to dispose of, it must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Animal droppings should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin, either in a compostable liner, newspaper or loosely into the bin.

Plastic bags with dog poo are not accepted and will contaminate the compost.
Asbestos is a health risk when fibres are released into the air and breathed in. Some waste recovery centres will accept asbestos on the condition it is compliant.

Asbestos must be securely wrapped and sealed in heavy duty builders plastic to ensure:
1. Fibres can't escape
2. It doesn't come apart during transport and handling
3. That there are no sharp edges or corners breaking through

It must be transported and presented in bundles that can be unloaded by the customer without requiring staff assistance and without dropping. Please call the disposal facility 24 hours prior to arriving with the asbestos.

If you have asbestos you need to dispose of, it must be taken to your nearest Asbestos disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/asbestos.html.
You should never place batteries in your FOGO, red or yellow-topped bin.

Auto or car batteries can usually be taken by the retailer that sold you a new battery. 98% of your used acid battery is recyclable.

Returned batteries are collected and processed through specialist Battery Recycling Centres where component metals, acids and plastics are reclaimed, recycled and put back into the manufacturing process to build more batteries and household products such as detergents and plastic bins. You can find your nearest car battery recycling centre by using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/car-battery-disposal.html.

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Band-Aids should be placed in your red-topped bin.
No batteries should ever be placed in your green, red or yellow-topped bin. Batteries contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals which contaminate the compost we make from the contents of the green bin, or leach toxic chemicals into the environment when they go into landfill.

You can find your nearest battery disposal centre by using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/battery-disposal.html.
You should never place blankets or textiles in your green or yellow-topped bin. They can become entangled in the large moving parts in our facilities.

Small blankets or textiles can be placed in your red-topped bin.

Use our m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop where you can donate the blankets, or use the links below
Givenow.com.au
www.vinnies.org.au
www.salvationarmy.org.au
www.rspcswa.asn.au
www.dogshome.org.au
Bleaches are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Empty bleach containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site.

If you have surplus bleach you need to dispose of it must be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
If a book cannot be donated it should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop where you can donate books.
Food bones should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin for composting
Plastic and glass bottles should be empty and rinsed, with the lids removed and placed in your yellow-topped bin for recycling.
Plastic and glass bottles should be empty and rinsed, with the lids removed and placed in your yellow-topped bin for recycling. The lid on a plastic bottle is often made of a different type of plastic than the bottle itself.
Bread should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin for composting.
Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your green, red or yellow-topped bin.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to find your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.
Building and materials waste should never be disposed of in any of your bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to find your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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Cardboard should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Cardboard boxes should be opened up and flattened.
Car parts should never be placed in any of your bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/auto-disposal.html to find your nearest car part disposal site.
Cassette and video tapes should be placed in your red-topped bin, or put out for bulk collection.

Contact your local Council or refer to your waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates for your area. Neither of these tapes can be recovered for recycling.
Cellophane should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Ceramic should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

If ceramic is placed in the lime-green topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost we make from the contents of this bin.
Cleaning products are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Empty containers for cleaning products should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site. If you have surplus cleaning products you need to dispose of, it must also be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

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Clothing and shoes should be placed in your red-topped bin if they are not in a good enough condition to give to charity. Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop to donate your clothes and shoes. Around 30 million pairs of shoes are disposed of in Australian landfills every year. Use the link below to locate a charity shop to donate your clothes. Find your nearest charity shop. You can also donate your unwanted shoes to Reshoe.org. Garage Sale Trail Why not sell your old clothes by having a Garage Sale Trail Visit Garage Sale!
Cockroach bait should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html

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Well done for taking the initiative to reduce your waste. Broken reusable coffee cups that cannot be repaired or have their parts replaced can be placed in your yellow topped bin for recycling. Remove any lids and empty contents before disposal.

Take-away coffee cups should be placed in your red topped bin.

Try and avoid single use disposables such as coffee cups. Some cafés even offer a discount if you bring your own cup, so why not invest in a reusable alternative.

Coffee grounds should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin or alternatively, in your compost bin or home worm farm.
Coffee pods should be placed in your red-topped bin or preferably taken to a drop off point. The pods cannot be recovered at the Materials Recovery Facility as they are too small. The number of coffee pods used in one year circles the earth more than 10 times. Why not try a locally roasted coffee from your local coffee shop instead. To find your Drop-off points for Nespresso pods click here. To find your Drop-off points for Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods click here.
Compostable liners should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin with food organics or animal droppings inside.
Computer paper should be placed in your yellow-topped bin for recycling.If the paper is shredded it should be placed in your red-topped bin. Shredded paper cannot be recovered at the Materials Recovery Facility as it is too small.
Cooking fat should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin, wrapped in newspaper.

Allow it to cool in the pan and then scrape into a piece of newspaper.
Concrete is classed as construction and demolition waste, which should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.
Cork should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Cotton wool and cotton wool buds should always be placed in your red-topped bin.
Cotton wool and cotton wool buds should always be placed in your red-topped bin.
Metal cutlery should be donated to your local charity shop or if it has to be thrown away, place it in your yellow-topped bin.
Plastic cutlery should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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Dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese and ice cream should be placed into your green-topped FOGO bin, not contained inside a plastic container or packaging.
Dirt and soil, especially from construction and demolition activities should be taken to a disposal site.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to find your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.
Disposable nappies should ALWAYS be placed in your red-topped bin.

Human waste seriously contaminates the lime-green topped FOGO bin and yellow topped bin and can impose consequences as serious as export bans.

To help the environment and save money, try using Real Nappies instead. Babycentre.com.au has lots of helpful tips and advice on using real nappies.
Drink cans are made of aluminium and should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

It uses 95% less energy to make an aluminium product from another aluminium product that it does from raw materials. Each single can recycled, saves enough electricity to run a TV for 3 hours. This means that recycling one kilogram of aluminium saves 20kg of greenhouse gas from the atmosphere.

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Egg cartons should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. You can reuse egg cartons for craft activities at home with the kids. Egg cartons also make great home made paper.
Electrical appliances should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. Electrical appliances that still work can be taken to some charity shops that tag appliances before they sell them. If the appliance no longer works it should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. You can also take electrical appliances to your nearest drop off facility. Use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.
Electrical equipment should never be placed in any bin. Electrical equipment that still works can be taken to some charity shops that tag appliances before they sell them. If the equipment no longer works it should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. You can also take electrical appliances to your nearest drop off facility. Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/electrical-disposal.html to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.
Envelopes should be placed in the yellow-topped bin.
EPIRBs need to be disposed of responsibly to avoid accidental activation. Unwanted EPIRBs can be: • Handed in for safe disposal at a specified DoT office. • Left in marked bins at Battery World stores around Australia, (disposal fees may apply). • Disarmed by following the manufacturers' instructions. Use our mobile recycling app to find your nearest Battery World.

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Fertiliser is classed as Hazardous Household Waste.

Excess fertiliser needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment.

Empty fertiliser containers can be disposed of with the lid removed in the yellow-topped bin
Flares should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Flowers should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin.
Clean Aluminium foil should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. If the foil has a lot of food waste stuck to it, place it in your red-topped bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.
Food cans should be rinsed and placed in the yellow-topped bin. As long as food and liquid is removed from the can, it will not contaminate the yellow-topped bin. You can use the dish water and the end of your dishes to rinse the cans to save using clean drinking water.

ALL Food waste should always be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin to be composted (INCLUDING ALL fruit and vegetables, bread, dairy, eggs, meat, bones, fish and seafood).

Food scraps should be placed into a council supplied, compostable liner before being put in the FOGO bin. These liners are specially designed to break down during the composting process, so they are the only bags that should be used in the FOGO bin. You can also wrap your food scraps in newspaper and place into the bin.

You should try to minimise food waste in your home.

Roughly one third of the food produced in the world for human consumption every year, or approximately 1.6 billion tonnes gets lost or wasted.

Food loss and waste also amount to a major misuse of resources including land, water, energy, labour and capital and needlessly produces greenhouse gas emissions, leading to global warming and climate change.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find easy recipes to transform your leftovers into exciting and delicious meals.

Furniture should never be placed in your green FOGO bin, red or yellow-topped bin.

If the furniture is broken and can no longer be used or reused it should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection.

Furniture that can still be used should be taken to a charity shop.

Some charities will collect large useable furniture items.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest charity shop.

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Garden chemicals are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Empty garden chemical containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Excess garden chemicals/poison needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment
Garden Waste (small prunings & grass clippings) Small pruning and clippings from your garden should be disposed of in your green-topped bin for composting.
Garden Waste (large) Large amounts of garden waste should be disposed of by placing it on your verge when you have a green waste verge collection in your area. Contact your local council for green waste collection dates.
Gas cylinders and bottles should never be placed in your kerbside bins. They are a hazard to the truck driver as they can explode when the truck compacts the waste and they are a hazard to staff at the Regional Resource Recovery Centre and can cause explosions and fires. In the first instance, they should be returned to the supplier for refill or disposal. One time use cylinders such as helium cylinders need to be taken to your nearest HHW drop off facility for free disposal. To find your nearest HHW point of disposal for gas cylinders, use our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html. NOTE: Car gas cylinders are only accepted at some facilities usually for a fee. Please check before visiting your nearest HHW drop off facility.
Glad wrap should be placed in your red-topped bin.
All glass (except light bulbs) should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if it is broken and/or contains some food residue.

If you have light bulbs/ fluorescent tubes you need to dispose of they must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html to find your nearest HHW disposal site.

Glass containers should be lightly rinsed to remove residue where possible. Tip: you can use your left over washing up water for this. Don't forget to remove the lids.

If glass is placed in the green-topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost made from the contents of this bin.
Greaseproof paper can be recycled and should be placed in your yellow topped bin.

If the paper has lots of food waste on it, place it in your lime-green topped FOGO bin to be composted

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Garden hose should be placed in your red-topped bin or placed on your verge for junk verge collection.

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Cardboard ice cream containers should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Plastic ice cream containers should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

They can also be reused at home for storage.
Insecticides are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Excess insecticide needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment.

Empty insecticide containers can be disposed of with the lid removed in the yellow-topped bin. Find your nearest HHW disposal facility by using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

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All jars should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if they are broken.

If jars are placed in the lime-green topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost we make from the contents of this bin.

Nobody wants glass in their compost!

Jar lids should be removed from the jar and placed in the yellow-topped bin.
All jar lids should go into your yellow-topped bin. Jar lids should be removed from the jar.
Juice cartons/bottles/containers should have their lids removed and all be placed in the yellow-topped bin.

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Kitty litter should always be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin to be composted.

You could wrap the kitty litter in some newspaper.

If you put kitty litter in the yellow-topped bin it would seriously contaminate your recycling bin.

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Lawn clippings should be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin.
Light bulbs, particularly CFL's or Compact Fluorescent Lighting can release mercury into the environment when they break or if they are improperly disposed of at the end of their useful life. If you have light bulbs/ fluorescent tubes you need to dispose of they must be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Lolly wrappers should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Long-life cartons or Tetra Packaging should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

If possible try not to buy this type of packaging. It is made up of paper, plastic and foil and is difficult and costly to recycle.

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Your old magazines can be donated to your local doctor, dentist or medical centre for reuse.

If you must throw them away, place them in your yellow-topped bin.
Margarine tubs should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lid off.
Plastic meat trays should be cleaned and placed in the yellow-topped bin.

If the tray is contaminated with lots of blood, place it in the red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.
Foam meat trays should be placed in the red-topped bin.
Medicines are classed as Hazardous Household Waste and must be disposed of correctly.

Most pharmacies will take your old medicines and dispose of them through the RUM Project.
Milk bottles and milk cartons.Milk bottles and milk cartons should always be rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin, with the lid off.
Mineral turpentine is classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Excess garden Mineral turpentine needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment. Remove lid and evaporate residue outdoors, safely away from children and pets. Empty Mineral turpentine containers can be disposed of with the lid removed in the yellow-topped bin. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Mobile phones should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. It's estimated that there are 22 million unused mobile phones stored in cupboards and drawers in Australia! Mobile phones can be donated to charity or to organisations such as Mobile Muster. Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop or your nearest Mobile Muster drop off point. You can also pick up a reply paid recycling satchel at your nearest Australia Post. Since 1998 Mobile Muster has collected and recycled 9.95 million handsets and mobile phone batteries. You can also donate your old phone to raise money for youth cancer through the Sony Foundation at youcan.org.au. For more information call 1800 YOU CAN or visit the website to print a prepaid label, or order prepaid envelopes.
Your mechanic will remove and dispose when changing your car's engine oil.

Motor oil should never be placed in your kerbside bins and needs to be taken to a disposal site. m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html to find your nearest motor oil waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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Disposable nappies should always be placed in your red-topped bin. Human waste seriously contaminates the green-topped FOGO bin and yellow topped bin and can impose consequences as serious as export bans. To help the environment, try using Real Nappies instead. Babycentre.com.au has some great tips on using real nappies.
Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Medical waste must be destroyed to prevent risk of infection from pathogens. Needles and syringes can be safely disposed of by returning to a needle and syringe exchange program, placing in a special needle and syringe disposal unit provided by some local governments or businesses, or arranging for a waste disposal company to assist in the disposal of large quantities of needles and syringes. To find your nearest drop off facility visit www.safesharps.org.au
Newspapers should always be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

If you have your newspaper delivered you can also put the plastic film it comes wrapped in in your recycling bin.

Please do not placed unwrapped newspapers in your recycling bin. If you haven't had time to read it, maybe it's time to cancel your subscription.
Soiled newspapers that contain food or have been overly soaked should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin.

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Paint is Household Hazardous Waste and needs to be taken to a disposal site. Empty paint containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Paint is Household Hazardous Waste and needs to be taken to a disposal site. Empty paint containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Paper bags should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Paper towels and napkins should be placed in your green-topped bin.
The inner cardboard roll of your paper towel should be placed in your yellow-topped bin, or into your lime-green topped FOGO bin for composting.

Tip: If you want to make sure your paper towel rolls are recovered for recycling keep a cereal box aside and place it in your yellow-topped bin once it is full.
All peels should be placed into your green-topped FOGO bin.
Rinsed pet food tins should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Petrol & flammable liquids should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Phone books should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. You can cancel your white and yellow pages directory deliveries. The service cancels the delivery of one or both (Yellow and White) directories for five years at an address. By using www.directoryselect.com.au or calling 1800 008 292, you can choose which books you would like to receive and not receive. Phone books are unsuited to kerbside recycling systems. However, if you have any, they should go into the yellow-topped bin. It is preferable that you cancel your delivery if you don't make use of them in your home any more. If you're a business with more than 20 old books, you can get free recycling advice, or arrange for the books to be picked up by calling Visy Recycling on 1300 368 479. In 2010-11 research showed 98% of Australians surveyed said they recycled (83%) or reused (15%) their books. There are also tools available on the website for Strata/Body Corporates to use in order to inform residents of multi unit dwellings about how to opt out.
Broken picture frames should be placed in red-topped bin. Remove glass and put in your yellow-topped bin.
Useable picture frames can be donated to your local charity shop, which you can find using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.
Pizza boxes that are not too soiled with food should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Remember not to put your garlic bread foil in the box and don’t leave any pizza or crust in there.
Pizza boxes that are really soiled with food can go into your lime-green topped FOGO bin to be composted
Empty plastic bags should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. You can also take your plastic shopping bags to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling – look for the plastic bag recycling collection bin at the front of the store. Try to avoid using plastic bags wherever you can. Use reuseable shopping bags instead and get yourself into the habit of putting them straight back in the car or your bag once you have unpacked the shopping. Please don’t put your recycling in plastic bags in your recycling bin. We can’t tell what is in there so the bag is pulled from the conveyor and sent to landfill.
Plastic bottle lids should be placed in your yellow topped bin. Removing the lids from your plastic bottle is better because the bottle and lid are often made of different types of plastic. Lids left on can also cause pressure in a bale of plastic that has been sorted and is ready for recycling. Bottles with lids on and that are still full of air will want to retain their original shape once compressed and this may cause the bale to burst.
Plastic containers can be recycled and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Plastic meat trays should be cleaned and placed in the yellow-topped bin.

If the tray is contaminated with lots of blood, place it in the red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.
Plastic plant pots should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. No soil or plants should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Plate glass, just like all glass should be placed in your yellow-topped bin even if it's broken. If glass is put in your green-topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost we produce from the contents of this bin. Nobody wants glass in their compost so NEVER put glass in your green-topped bin
Poison (HHW)Poison is classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Poison containers should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have poisons you need to dispose of they must also be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin. However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool. All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com. If you have Polystyrene/Styrofoam meat trays that are contaminated with lots of blood, place them in the green-topped bin along with the absorption pad.
This container can be returned to the pool shop where you purchase your pool chemicals. If you have pool chemical that you no longer need, or has been around for quite a while, it must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, or ask your pool shop if they will take it for you. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Chip packets should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Printer cartridges should never be placed in your red, green or yellow-topped bin.

You can now drop off your used or empty laser and inkjet cartridges at all Officeworks and JB HiFi stores and participating Australia Post, The Good Guys and Harvey Norman outlets. Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles from participating brands (Brother, Canon, Epson, HP, Konica Minolta, and Kyocera) are accepted. This includes cartridges used in printers, photocopiers and fax machines.

Find your nearest printer cartridge disposal facility by using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/printer-cartridges.html.

If your workplace or business has large quantities of printer cartridges to recycle, visit BusinessRecycling.com.au to find suitable collection or pick up service options.

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Rat poison can be dangerous to humans and other animals and should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Short lengths of rope should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Long lengths of rope should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.
Tyres should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. Use our mobile recycling app – m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/tyre-disposal.html to find your nearest tyre disposal facility.

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Sanitary pads should be disposed of in your red-topped bin. You should never flush sanitary pads down the toilet.
Seafood should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin.
Left over soap should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin.
Steel cans should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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Clean takeaway food containers can be recovered for recycling and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Dirty takeaway food containers should be placed in your red-lidded bin.
Tampons should be disposed of in your red-topped bin. You should never flush Tampons down the toilet.
Tea bags should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin.
Timber that is still in good condition should be repurposed where possible or placed at home at junk verge collection.
Treated timber is construction and demolition waste. Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your green, red or yellow-topped bin. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.
Tissues should be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin to be composted.
The inner cardboard roll of your toilet paper should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Tip: If you want to make sure your toilet rolls are recovered for recycling keep a cereal box aside and place it in your yellow-topped bin once it is full.
Toothbrushes should be placed in your red-topped bin.

To find information on how you can recycle your toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, visit www.terracycle.com.au.
Toothpaste tubes should be placed in your red-topped bin.

To find information on how you can recycle your toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes, visit www.terracycle.com.au.

Broken toys should be placed into the red-topped bin, or stored at home and put on the verge at the time of your bulk verge collection. Contact your local council for bulk verge collection dates.

Toys that can still be used should be donated to your local charity shop or kindergarten. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html. to find a charity shop near you.

Tyres should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/tyre-disposal.html to find your nearest tyre disposal facility.

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Vacuum cleaner dust should be placed into your red-topped bin.

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Waxed cardboard should be placed into your yellow-topped bin.
Waxed paper should be placed into your yellow-topped bin.
Weeds should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin to be composted.

Any seeds in the weeds will be destroyed during the composting process.
White goods should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.
Small pieces of untreated wood and garden prunings should be placed in your lime-green-topped FOGO bin to be composted.
Wooden planks/bits of wooden furniture should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.
Wrapping paper should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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Yoghurt containers should be rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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