which bin do I put it in?

All residents of the SMRC member councils have the same two-bin collection system.The green-topped bin is for organic materials, such as kitchen/household waste and smaller garden waste.The yellow-topped bin is a co-mingled bin for all dry recyclable materials such as paper, cardboard, plastic, glass and aluminium.

In addition, the SMRC also provides residents with a disposal service for green waste.

Once collected, all household waste is taken to the RRRC for recovery and processing.

For a more comprehensive list, visit m.recycleright.wa.gov.au or for an A-Z list for other Perth councils including those using the 3 bin system, download our app.

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

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Acids (HHW)

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 mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Aerosol Cans

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.

If the can still has some contents (or even if totally empty), they can be dropped off at your nearest HHW disposal facility.

Find your nearest HHW disposal facility..

Aluminium Cans

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.

Aluminium Foil

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 green-topped bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.

Ammonia (HHW)

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.

Asbestos (C&D)

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.

Ash

Ash should be placed in your green top bin for disposal.

Auto Batteries

You should never place car batteries in either your green or yellow-topped bin.

Auto or car batteries can usually be taken by the retailer or mechanic 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

Band-Aids should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Baskets

Cane or wooden baskets should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Plastic washing baskets should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Batteries (HHW)

No batteries should ever be placed in your kerbside bins.

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.

Beads (Bean Bag/Cushion/Packaging (polystyrene)

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your yellow-topped or green-topped bin as it can’t be recycled in your kerbside bins.

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.

Beer Bottles

Beer Bottles should always be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

You could save your bottles and use them to store your home made pasta sauce or home brewed beer or soft drink.

Beer Cans

Beer 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.

Beer Cartons

Beer cartons should be flattened and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Bicycles

There are numerous charities that will accept unwanted bicycles and bike parts.

Bicycles can also be put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. Contact your local council or refer to your waste calendar for your junk verge collection dates.
Bicycles for Humanity
Fremantle Environmental Resource Network (FERN)
Zonta House Refuge Association

Blankets, Curtains and other Textiles

You should never place blankets, curtains or other textiles in either your green or yellow-topped bin. They can become entangled in the large moving parts in our facilities.

Blankets are collected by charity shops as well as organisations such as the RSPCA.

Many organisations like the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul have winter appeals where blankets are specifically requested.

Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop where you can donate the blankets, or use the links below.

www.givenow.com.au
www.vinnies.org.au
www.salvationarmy.org.au
www.rspcawa.asn.au
www.dogshome.org.au

Bleaches (HHW)

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 also 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.

Blinds (vertical and venetian)

Vertical and venetian blinds should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. Please refer to your council website or waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Bones

Food bones should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Books

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.

Bottles

Plastic and glass bottles should be empty and rinsed, with the lids removed and placed in your yellow-topped bin for recycling.

Bottles with tops/lids

You should always remove lids from bottles and place them separately in your yellow-topped bin.

The lid on a bottle is often made of a different type of plastic than the bottle itself.

Brake Fluid (HHW)

Brake Fluid should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Brake fluid containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Bricks (C&D)

Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Broken Glass

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, which you can find using the link below.

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 bin it contaminates the compost made from the contents of this bin.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Bubble Wrap

Bubble wrap should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. Please refer to your council website or waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Building Materials/Waste (C&D)

Building and materials waste should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate local building and materials waste disposal sites.

Bulky Items

Bulky household items should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Please contact your local council for dates.

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Calculators

Calculators should go into your yellow-topped bin for recycling after removing any batteries. No batteries should ever be placed in your green 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.

Batteries should be taken to your nearest drop off facility, which you can find using our mobile recycling app http://m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/battery-disposal.html.

Candles and Candle Wax

Candles and candle wax should be placed in your green top bin for disposal.

Carbon Paper

Carbon paper should be placed in your yellow topped bin.

Cardboard (boxes & other types)

Cardboard should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Cardboard boxes should be opened up and flattened.

Car Parts

Car parts such as oil filters etc. should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest car part disposal site.

Carpet / Underlay

Carpet and underlay should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. Please refer to your council website or waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Cassette Tapes & audio & video)

Cassette and video tapes should be 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.

CDs

Film and music CDs should be donated to charity or resold second-hand. Failing this, CDs should be put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. Find your nearest charity shop using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.

Cellophane

Cellophane should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Ceramic (broken plates, pots)

Ceramic should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. If ceramic is placed in the green-topped bin it contaminates the compost we make from the contents of this bin.

Cereal Boxes

Cereal boxes should be flattened and 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, fill with toilet rolls, flatten and place it in your yellow-topped bin.

Chemical Drums (HHW)

Chemical drums and containers should not be put in either your green-topped or yellow-topped bin and must be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site.

Find your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site using our mobile recycling app.

Christmas Tree (Artificial)

Artificial Christmas trees should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Contact your local council or refer to your waste calendar for your junk verge collection dates. The best idea is to buy a quality tree and reuse each year.

Artificial Christmas trees are not recyclable.

Christmas Decorations

Most Christmas decorations can be placed in the green-topped bin.

Gift wrapping can be placed in the yellow-topped bin.

The best idea is to buy quality decorations and reuse each year.

Christmas Tree (Real)

Small Christmas trees can be chopped up and placed in the green topped bin.

Alternatively, they can be put on the verge at the time of your green waste collection.

Contact your local council or refer to your waste calendar for your green waste collection dates.

Cigarette Butts

Cigarette Butts should be placed in your green top bin for disposal.

Cleaning Products (HHW)

Cleaning products are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Empty containers for cleaning products 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. If you have surplus cleaning products you need to dispose of it must also be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

Clothes Hangers (metal)

Metal clothes hangers should be placed in your yellow top bin for recycling.

Clothes Hangers (plastic)

Plastic clothes hangers should be placed in your yellow top bin for recycling.

Clothes Hangers (wooden)

Wooden clothes hangers in good condition can be donated to charity.

Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop where you can donate the hangers.

If they cannot be donated, place in the green-topped bin.

Clothing

Clothing should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. 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.

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Cockroach Bait (plastic) (HHW)

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.

Coffee Grounds

Coffee grounds should be placed in your green-topped bin or alternatively, in your compost bin or home worm farm.

Coffee Jars

Coffee jars and cans should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

You can reuse glass coffee jars by storing dry food items such as flour, oats, rice and soup mix. You can reuse a coffee can by turning it into a money box.

Coffee Pods & Capsules

Coffee pods should be cleaned and placed in your yellow-topped bin. Often they are too small to recycle, so a drop off location is preferred.

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.

Colorbond Fencing

Colorbond fencing is construction and demolition waste so should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Computer Components/Accessories

Computer components and accessories waste should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin.

Use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest ewaste disposal site.

Computer Paper

Computer paper should be placed in your yellow-topped bin for recycling.If the paper is shredded it should be placed in your green-topped bin. Shredded paper is not recovered in the recycling facility and is much better being composted in the green-topped bin.

Concrete (C&D)

Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Condoms

Condoms should be placed in your green-topped bin for disposal.

Cooking Fat

Cooking fat should be placed in your green-topped bin. Allow it to cool in the pan and then scrape into a piece of newspaper.

Cooking Oil

Small amounts can be place in your green-topped bin if it is mixed/absorbed with paper towel and food waste. Large amounts of Cooking oil should be treated as Household Hazardous Waste and should be disposed of at a Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Cookware

Cookware, such as used pots and pans, can be donated to charity stores including The Salvation Army, Good Samaritans and St Vincent de Pauls which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.

Cosmetic Jars

Cosmetic jars should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Cotton Wool

Cotton wool and cotton wool buds should always be placed in the green-topped bin.

Cotton Wool Buds

Cotton wool and cotton wool buds should always be placed in the green-topped bin.

Cups & Saucers

Broken cups and saucers (china and porcelain) should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Cups and saucers that are not broken should be donated to your local charity shop. Use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest charity shop.

Cutlery (metal)

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. Use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest charity shop where you can donate the cutlery.

Cutlery (plastic)

Plastic cutlery should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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Dirt & Soil

Dirt and soil, especially from construction and demolition activities should be taken to a disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Disposable Nappies

Disposable nappies should always be placed in your green-topped bin.Human waste seriously contaminates the 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.

Disposable Razors

Disposable razors should be placed in your yellow top bin for recycling.

Drink Cans

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.

DVDs

Film and music DVDs should be donated to charity or resold second-hand. Failing this, DVDs should be put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Find your nearest charity shop using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.

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Egg Cartons

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

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 recyling app to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.

Electrical Cables

Old electrical cables, such as extension and computer cables, can be taken to scrap metal recycling centres in your area, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/electric-cables.html.

Electrical Equipment

Electrical equipment should never be placed in your kerbside bins. 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 our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.

Envelopes

Envelopes should be placed in the yellow-topped bin.

EPIRB Locator Beacons

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 manufacturer's instructions.

Use our mobile recycling app to find your nearest Battery World.

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Fertiliser (HHW)

Fertilisers are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Empty fertiliser containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site. Excess fertiliser needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment.

Use our mobile recycling app to find your nearest HHW Disposal Facility.

Film Canisters

Film canisters should be placed in your yellow top bin for recycling.

Fire Extinguishers (HHW)

Fire extinguishers should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Fire extinguishers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Flammables - liquids or containers (HHW)

Petrol (fuel) and flammable liquid containers 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.

Flares (HHW)

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.

Fly Tape

Fly tape should be disposed of in the green-topped bin.

Foam Boxes

Polystyrene/Styrofoam boxes should not be placed in your yellow-topped or green-topped bin as they cannot be recycled in your kerbside bins.

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.

Foam Meat Trays (polystyrene)

Foam meat trays should be placed it in the green-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

Foil

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 green-topped bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.

Food Cans (rinsed)

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.

Food Scraps

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

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 our mobile recycling app to find easy recipes to transform your leftovers into exciting and delicious meals.

Fridges

Fridges that can still be used should be taken to a charity shop. Some charities will collect working fridges.

Use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest charity shop.

If the fridge 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. Check with your Council for rules on disposing of fridges.

Contact your local council for bulk verge collection dates.

Fruit Juice Cartons

Juice cartons/bottles/containers should have their lids removed and all be placed in the yellow-topped bin.

Furniture

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

Furniture that can still be used should be taken to a charity shop. Some charities will collect large useable furniture items.

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.

Use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest charity shop.

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Garden Chemicals/Poison (HHW)

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

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 (HHW)

Gas cylinders and bottles should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

They are a hazard to the truck driver and staff at the recycling facility as they can explode and cause 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 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

Glad wrap should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

If the glad wrap has a lot of food waste stuck to it, place it in your green-topped bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.

Glass

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, which you can find using the link below.

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 bin it contaminates the compost made from the contents of this bin.

Use our mobile recycling app to find your nearest HHW disposal site.

Glossy Magazines

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.

Greaseproof Paper

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 green-topped bin to be composted.

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Hair Dye (HHW)

Hair Dye should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Hair dye containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Hard Drives

Hard Drives should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin.

If the hard drive 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 hard drives to your nearest e-waste drop off facility.

Use this link to locate your nearest e-waste drop off facility. Prior to disposal ensure data files are removed to protect your privacy.

Hose

Hose of any kind should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. Hose can wrap around the moving parts inside the facilities and cause mechanical problems, as can bed sheets and large textiles. Hose should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Household Goods

Household goods of any kind should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Household goods should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. You can also take your household goods to a disposal site – you can find your nearest one on our mobile web app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/household-disposal.html.

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Ice Cream Containers (cardboard)

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.

Ice Cream Containers (plastic)

Plastic ice cream containers should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. They can also be reused at home for storage. Cardboard ice cream containers should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Insecticides (HHW)

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.

Inkjet Printer Cartridges

Printer cartridges should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

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 http://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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Jars (glass)

All glass jars should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if they are broken. If jars are placed in the green-topped 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.

Jar Lids

All jars should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if they are broken. If jars are placed in the green-topped 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.

Juice Cartons/Bottles/Containers

Juice cartons/bottles/containers should have their lids removed and all be placed in the yellow-topped bin.

Junk

Junk too large for your green bin should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. Contact your local council for junk collection dates.

Junk Mail

Junk Mail should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

To reduce the amount of junk mail you receive, try putting a ‘NO JUNK MAIL’ sticker on your letterbox. Click here to visit the how to reduce junk mail handy tips on the app.

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Kitty Litter

Kitty litter should always be placed in your green-topped 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.

Knives

Knives, as with cutlery, should be donated to your local charity shop if in good condition, or if damaged – place in your yellow-topped bin.

Find your nearest charity shop using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.

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Light Bulbs/Fluorescent Tubes (HHW)

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.

Liquid Paper Board

Liquid paper board must be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Lolly Wrappers

Lolly wrappers should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Long Life Cartons

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.

Lunch Boxes

Lunch boxes that can no longer be used should be disposed of in your yellow-topped bin.

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Magazine

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.

Manure/Animal Droppings

Manure and animal droppings such as dog poo should be put in your green-topped bin.

Margarine Tubs

Margarine tubs should be empty, rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lid off.

Meat Trays (polystyrene)

Meat trays should be placed in the green-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

Medicines

Medicines don't belong in your household bins. Most pharmacies will take your old medicines and dispose of them through the RUM Project.

Milk Bottles/Cartons

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 (HHW)

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

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.

Motor Oil

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.You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest motor oil waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Motor Oil Containers

Your mechanic will remove and dispose when changing your car's engine oil. Motor oil containers needs to be taken to a disposal site. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest motor oil container disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Mouse Traps

Glue and wooden mouse traps should be placed in your green top bin for disposal.

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Nail Polish (HHW)

Nail polish should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Nail polish containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Nappies (disposable)

Disposable nappies should always be placed in your green-topped bin.Human waste seriously contaminates the 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 and Syringes

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

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.

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Oil (cooking)

Small amounts can be place in your green-topped bin if it is mixed/absorbed with paper towel and food waste.Large amounts of Cooking oil should be treated as Hazardous Household Waste and should be disposed of at a Hazardous Household Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Oil - Motor (HHW)

Your mechanic will remove and dispose when changing your car's engine oil. Motor oil must be taken to a disposal facility. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest motor oil waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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Paint (HHW)

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 Stripper (HHW)

Paint stripper should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. Paint stripper containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local HHW waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Paint Thinner (HHW)

Paint thinner should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. Paint thinner containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local HHW waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Paint Tins (Empty) (HHW)

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 Tins (HHW)

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

Paper bags should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Paper Towel Rolls

The inner cardboard roll of your paper towel should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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.

Pavers (C&D)

Pavers are classed as construction and demolition waste, which should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Pens/Biros/Textas/Pencils/Felt Tips

Pens/biros/textas/pencils/felt tips should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Pest Control Concentates (HHW)

Pest Control chemicals are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Pest control containers should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have pest control chemicals you need to dispose of it must also 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.

Pest Control Poison Containers (HHW)

Pest Control chemicals are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Pest control containers should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have pest control chemicals you need to dispose of it must also 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.

Pet Food Tins (rinsed)

Rinsed pet food tins should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Petrol & Flammable Liquids (HHW)

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

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.

Picture Frames (broken glass)

All broken glass should be placed in your yellow topped bin.

Picture Frames (broken)

Useable picture frames can be donated to your local charity shop, which you can find using our mobile recycling app at m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html. Broken picture frames should be placed in green-topped bin. Remove glass and put in your yellow-topped bin.

Picture Frames (fixed)

Useable picture frames can be donated to your local charity shop, which you can find using our mobile recycling app at m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html. Broken picture frames should be placed in green-topped bin. Remove glass and put in your yellow-topped bin.

Pizza Boxes

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 green-topped bin to be composted so as not to contaminate your recycling bin.

Placemats

Placemats should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Plastic Bags (empty)

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

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

Plastic containers can be recycled and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Plastic Cutlery

Plastic cutlery should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Plastic Plant Pots

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

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 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 (liquid/solid) (HHW)

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 our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Polystyrene

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your yellow-topped or green-topped bin as it cannot be recycled in your kerbside bins.

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.

Pool Chemicals (HHW)

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.

Pottery

Pottery should be placed in your green-topped bin.Pottery is made of clay which breaks down in the composting process.

Printer Cartridges

Printer cartridges should never be placed in your 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 http://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.

Pyrex (ovenware)

Pyrex (ovenware) should always be placed in your yellow topped bin, even if it is broken.

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Rags

Rags (not dirty with oil) should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. Please refer to your council website or waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Rags which have been contaminated with oils or chemicals should be left out to dry in the sun, allowing contaminants to dry out. Once dry these rags can be stored safely until a bulk verge collection occurs.

Rat Poison (HHW)

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.

Razors

Disposable razors should be placed in your yellow-topped bin for recycling.

Rope

Rope should never be placed in your yellow or your green-topped bin. Rope can wrap around moving parts of the facilities and cause problems. Rope should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Rubber Tyres

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

Sanitary pads should be disposed of in your green-topped bin. You should never flush sanitary pads down the toilet.

Sauce Bottles (rinsed)

Sauce bottles should be rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lid removed.

Seedling Containers

Seedling containers are usually made of plastic and should be put in your yellow-topped bin.

You can reuse your seedling containers to grow your own seedlings from seed.

Sharps

Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. 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

Shoe Polish

Shoe Polish should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Shoe Polish containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms can be placed in the green-topped bin.

The most common type of smoke alarms use a very small amount of radioactive material. If you have a large number of smoke detectors/alarms to dispose of, or if they are the older industrial type that may contain more radioactive material, please contact the Radiological Council of WA for disposal.

Smoke alarms may also be taken to your nearest HHW disposal facility. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app

www.radiologicalcouncil.wa.gov.au
Email: radiation.health@health.wa.gov.au
Tel: 08 926 9555

Soap

Left over soap should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Soft Drink Cans

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.

Soil

Dirt and soil, especially from construction and demolition activities should be taken to a disposal site. Use our mobile recycling app – m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to locate your nearest construction and demolition waste disposal site.

Spectacles/Glasses/Sunglasses

PersonalEYES is working to improve the quality of life for some of the poorest people in the world by collecting prescription or non-prescription glasses or sunglasses. If you have glasses you no longer need, please mail them FREE OF CHARGE in a padded bag to: PersonalEYES Donate Glasses, Reply Paid 301, PARRAMATTA NSW 2124.

To find out more visit the personalEYES website.

Spirit Bottles

Empty spirit bottles made of glass should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. If glass is placed in the green-topped bin it contaminates the compost we make from the contents of this bin. Nobody wants glass in their compost!

Steel Cans

Steel cans should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Styrofoam

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should not be placed in your yellow-topped or green-topped bin as it cannot be recycled.

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.

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Take-away Food Containers (rinsed)

Clean takeaway food containers can be recovered for recycling and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Tampons

Tampons should be disposed of in your green-topped bin. You should never flush Tampons down the toilet.

Terracota Tiles/Pots

Terracotta tiles and pots should be placed in your green-topped bin as they will break down in the composting process.

Tetrapaks

Tetrapaks should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Tiles (roof, wall and floor)

Tiles are classed as construction and demolition waste. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Timber

Timber should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. Contact your local council for your junk verge collection dates.

Timber (treated)

Treated timber is construction and demolition waste. Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Tissues

Tissues should be placed in your green-topped bin to be composted.

Toasters

Toasters should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. Please refer to your council website or waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Toilet Paper Rolls

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

Toothbrushes should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Toothpaste Tubes

Toothpaste tubes should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Tops (jars/bottles)

The tops from jars and bottles should be removed and placed in your yellow-topped bin. The lid on a jar or bottle is often made of a different type of plastic than the jar or bottle itself.

Toys

Broken toys should be placed into the green-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. Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop near you.

Tyres

Tyres should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin. Use our mobile recycling app to find your nearest tyre disposal facility.

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USBs

USBs should never be put in your yellow-topped or green-topped bins.

Take USBs to your nearest e-waste drop off facility.

Prior to disposal ensure data files are removed to protect your privacy.

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Vacuum Cleaner Dust

Vacuum cleaner dust should be placed into your green-topped bin to be composted.

Varnish (HHW)

Varnish should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Varnish containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Vertical & Venetian Blinds

Vertical and venetian blinds should be disposed of in your bulk verge collection. Please refer to your council website or waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Video Tapes

Video tapes should be stored at home and put on the verge at the time of your bulk verge collection.

Vinyl Records

Vinyl records should be placed in your yellow top bin for recycling.

Vinyl School Bags (broken)

Broken school bags that cannot be donated to charity should be placed in your green-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. School bags that are still useable should be donated to your local charity shop. Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop near you.

Vinyl School Bags (fixed)

Broken school bags that cannot be donated to charity should be placed in your green-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. School bags that are still useable should be donated to your local charity shop. Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop near you.

Vinyl - Other (Kitchen Vinyl) etc

Vinyl is Construction and Demolition Waste. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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Water Bottles

Water Bottles should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. The tops from bottles should be removed and placed in your yellow-topped bin. The lid on a bottle is often made of a different type of plastic than the bottle itself.

Waxed Cardboard

Waxed cardboard should be placed into your yellow-topped bin.

Waxed Paper

Waxed paper should be placed into your yellow-topped bin.

Weeds

Weeds should be placed in your green-topped bin to be composted. Any seeds in the weeds will be destroyed during the composting process.

White Goods

White goods should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. Contact your local council for your junk verge collection dates.

Windowpanes

Windowpanes are glass and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Wine Bottles

Wine bottles should be placed into your yellow-topped bin.

Wood

Small pieces of wood and garden prunings should be placed in your green-topped bin to be composted.

Wooden Planks

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. Contact your local council for your junk verge collection dates.

Wood Stains (HHW)

Wood stain should never be disposed of in your green or yellow-topped bin. Wood stain containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local HHW waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Wrapping Paper

Wrapping paper should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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X-Rays

Old X-ray film can be returned, free of charge, to the SKG Clinic which provided the x-rays. Remove films and other paperwork from their individual packets prior to drop off. Your reports and patient records should be disposed of separately.

They can also be dropped off free of charge at the location below.

Quantum Technical Services
Drop Off Address: 1/63 Furniss Rd, Darch 6065
Phone: 08 9302 3466
Time: 8:30am to 3:30pm Monday to Friday
(No Fees Apply)

CMA Ecocyle
Drop off Address: 89 Christable Way, Landsdale 6065
Phone: (08) 9302 6887
(No Fees Apply)

Both Perth Radiology and Insight Clinical Imaging do not offer film disposal at their clinics.

X-rays contain a small amount of silver and it is important they are disposed of correctly so thanks for not putting them in your bins!

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Yoghurt Pots

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

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