which bin do I put it in?

All residents of the Southern Metropolitan Regional Council (SMRC) 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Aerosol Cans

While Aerosol cans are made from recyclable materials, they can pose a risk to staff and equipment during the process of collecting and separating the contents of your recycling bins.

Aerosol cans are classified as Hazardous household waste (HHW) and instead of being placed in your kerbside recycling bins, should be taken to your local HHW disposal site.

You can find your closest HHW site using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Aluminium Cans

Aluminium cans 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.

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.

Antennas

Antennas should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Antennas 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, 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-topped bin

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.

B

Balloons

Balloons should be placed in your green-topped bin. Instead of using balloons for decoration, try a more environmentally sustainable option like paper flowers that can be composted.

Band Aids

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

Barbecues

 

Household goods of any kind, such as barbecues, should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

Barbecues should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection. You can also take household goods to a disposal site.

Barbecue Charcoal

Charcoal and BBQ beads should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Baskets

Cane, wooden and plastic baskets should be placed in your green-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 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 green or yellow topped bin as it can’t be recycled through 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.

Beer Bottles

Beer Bottles should always be placed in your yellow-topped bin, even if the glass is broken.

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 and bike parts

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 for your junk verge collection dates.

Bicycles for Humanity
Fremantle Environmental Resource Network (FERN)
Zonta House Refuge Association

Blankets

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

Many organisations like the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul have winter appeals where blankets specifically are 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 be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling 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 and shells

Food bones should be placed in your green bin for composting

Books

Unwanted books should be donated to charity or resold second-hand.

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

Bottles (tops/lids off)

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

Brake Fluid (HHW)

Brake Fluid should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. 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.

Branches

Small prunings, clippings and weeds from your garden should be disposed of in your green-topped bin for composting. 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 or refer to your waste calendar for your green waste verge collection dates.

Bricks (C&D)

Construction and demolition waste such as bricks should never be disposed of in any of your bins.

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

Bubble Wrap

You can take small amounts of bubble wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastic collection bin at the front of the store.

If you're not able to drop it off, small amounts of bubble wrap should be disposed of in your green-topped bin.

Building Materials/Waste (C&D)

Building and materials waste should never be disposed of in any of your bins.

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

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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Candles and Candle Wax

Candles and candle wax should be placed in your green topped 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 should never be placed in any of your bins

You can use our mobile recycling app to find 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.

Car Restraints

Straps and cables of any kind should never be placed in your green-topped bin or yellow-topped bin.

Straps can wrap around the moving parts inside the facilities and cause mechanical problems, as can hoses, bed sheets and large textiles.

Car restraints should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

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 and CD cases

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. Contact your local council or refer to your waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates. Find your nearest charity shop using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.

Cellophane

You can take cellophane to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store.

Ceramic (broken plates, pots)

Ceramic should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Cereal Boxes

Cereal boxes should be flattened and placed in your yellow-topped bin.

You can take the inner bag to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastic collection bin at the front of the store.

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 once it is full

Chemical Drums (HHW)

Chemical drums and containers should not be put in any of your bins and must be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site.

Find your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au.

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 lights/party lights/fairy lights

Christmas lights should never be placed in your kerbside bins, as they can damage the machinery at the sorting facility. Christmas lights that still work can be taken to some charity shops that tag appliances before they sell them.

If the Christmas lights no longer work they should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. You can also take lights to your nearest drop off facility, which you can find using Use our m.recycleright.wa.gov.au

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 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.

Cleaners (HHW)

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

Clothes Hangers

Metal, plastic and wooden clothes hangers in good condition can be donated to charity.

Find a charity shop where you can donate the hangers using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.

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

Clothing/shoes (ruined)

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

Find your nearest charity shop.

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 Cups (takeaway disposable)

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

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

Coffee jars and cans

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

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 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.

To find your Drop-off points for Nescafé Dolce Gusto pods click here.

Colorbond fencing

Colorbond fencing is construction and demolition waste and 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.

Computer Components/Accessories

Computer components and accessories waste should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

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 hard to recover 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 wrapped in newspaper.

Allow it to cool in the pan and then scrape it onto a piece of newspaper.

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.

Damaged cookware should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection.

Cosmetic Jars

Cosmetic jars should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lids removed

Cotton Wool

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

Cotton Wool Buds

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

Creepers

Small prunings, clippings and weeds from your garden should be disposed of in your green-topped bin for composting. 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 or refer to your waste calendar for your green waste verge collection dates.

Cups & Saucers

Broken cups and saucers should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Cups and saucers that are not broken should be donated to your local charity shop.

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

Cutlery (metal)

Metal cutlery in good condition should be donated to your local charity shop.

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

Cutlery (plastic)

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

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Deodorant (roll-on)

Roll on deodorant containers should be empty, dry and placed in your yellow-topped bin with lid removed

Dirt & Soil (C&D)

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 general waste bin.

Human waste seriously contaminates the 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 some great tips on using real nappies.

Disposable Razors

Disposable razors should be placed in your green topped bin.

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.

Dry Cleaning Bags

You can take your dry cleaning bags to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store.

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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 kerbside bins. 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 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 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 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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Fencing (C&D)

Fencing is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Fertiliser (HHW)

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

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

Fibre Glass (C&D)

Fibre glass is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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.

Fishing Line and Hooks

 

Fishing line and hooks can be disposed of in your green-topped bin.

When out fishing, look for the ‘reel it in’ fishing line bins that are located at popular fishing locations. The bins provide an easy way to dispose of unwanted fishing line, tackle and bait bags. The bins will be emptied fortnightly by Native Animal Rescue and are expected to collect over 4000m of fishing line per year. This line will be incinerated and not returned to landfill tips.

For more information, visit www.riverguardians.com

Fishing Rods

 

Fishing rods should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Fishing rods that can still be used should be taken to a charity shop.

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

If the fishing rod 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.

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.

Florist Foam

Florist foam should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Flowers

Flowers should be placed in your 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.

Food Cans (rinsed)

Food cans should be rinsed and placed in the yellow-topped bin.

You can use the dish water at the end of your dishes to rinse the cans to save using clean drinking water.

Food and Vegetable Scraps

ALL Food waste should always be placed in your green-topped bin to be composted (INCLUDING ALL fruit and vegetables, bread, 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au  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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au 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

Fruit juice cartons (not silver lined) should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin

Furniture (Fixed)

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

Some charities will collect large useable furniture items.

Use our mobile recycling app to find 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, clippings and weeds from your garden should be placed 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.

Gardening Tools

Gardening tools should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. Contact your local council for your junk verge 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

You can take clean Glad Wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the soft plastics collection bin at the front of the store.

If the Glad wrap is contaminated with food it should be placed in your green topped bin.

Glass Bottles & Jars

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

Glass containers should be 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.

Glasses/Spectacles/Sunglasses

Personal EYES 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.

Glossy Magazines//Brochures

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.

Gloves (Disposable Latex/Rubber)

Disposable gloves should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Gravel (C&D)

Gravel is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Greaseproof Paper

Greaseproof paper should be placed into your green topped bin. 

Guttering (C&D)

Guttering is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Gyprock (C&D)

Gyprock is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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Hair Dye (HHW)

Hair Dye should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

Hair dye containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest local HHW waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Hard Drives

Hard Drives should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest e-waste drop off facility. Prior to disposal ensure data files are removed to protect your privacy.

Hose (garden 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 & plastic)

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.

Inflatable Pool Toys/Mattresses

Inflatable pool toys and mattresses should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

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.

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. 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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Jars (glass)

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

Jar lids should be removed from the jar and placed in the yellow-topped bin

Jar Lids

All jar lids should go into your yellow-topped bin. Jar lids should be removed from the jar.

Juice Cartons/Bottles/Containers

Juice cartons/bottles/containers (not silver lined) should be placed in the yellow-topped bin with lids removed.

Junk (too large for general waste bin)

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

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 green-topped bin.

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

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Lattice

Lattice is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

Small amounts of lattice can be placed on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

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

Lawn Clippings

Lawn clippings should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Lawn Mowers

Mowers 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. Alternatively, mowers can be taken to a transfer station.

Lever Arch Files

Lever arch files should be placed in your green -topped bin.

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 green-topped bin.

Lunch Boxes

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

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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.

Magnets

Magnets should be put together and placed in your green-topped bin.

Manure/Animal Droppings

Manure and animal droppings such as dog poo should be put in your green-topped bin for composting. Kitty litter can be wrapped in newspaper and placed into the bin. If you use a bag, make sure it is compostable and not plastic.

Margarine Tubs

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

Masonite (C&D)

Masonite is construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

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

Mattresses

In Australia, 1.25 mattresses go to landfill every year. Mattresses that are in good condition with no stains should be taken to Vinnies, Salvos or Good Sammys. Some branches will collect mattresses free of charge. Please contact your local branch first.

Soft Landing Mattress Recycling will come and collect your old mattress and take it away to be recycled, for a small fee. View their website at www.softlanding.com.au

Meat Trays (foam)

 

Foam meat trays should be placed in the green-topped bin.

Meat Trays (plastic)

Plastic meat trays should be placed in the green-topped bin.

Medicines (HHW)

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/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 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. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Mirrors

Mirrors in good condition should be donated to charity. If not in good condition, they can be placed on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find 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.

Mobile Phone Chargers

Mobile phone chargers can be donated to Mobile Muster.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest Mobile Muster drop off point. You can also pick up a reply paid recycling satchel at your nearest Australia Post.

Since 1999 Mobile Muster has collected and recycled 7.27 million handsets and mobile phone batteries.

Modems

 

Modems and mobile internet devices such as ‘dongles’ can be donated to Mobile Muster.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest Mobile Muster drop off point.  You can also pick up a reply paid recycling satchel at your nearest Australia Post.

Since 1999 Mobile Muster has collected and recycled 7.27 million handsets and mobile phone batteries.

Ensure all data is erased before disposal.

Mops and Brooms

Household goods of any kind, such as mops and brooms, should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin.

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. Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest disposal site.

Motor Oil (Contact Local Council)

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.

Motor Oil Containers

Your mechanic will remove and dispose when changing your car's engine oil. Motor oil containers need to be taken to a disposal site. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest motor oil waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Mouse Traps

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

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Nail Polish (HHW)

Nail polish should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. Nail polish containers, including any surplus product residue, should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Nappies (disposable)

Disposable nappies should always be placed in your green-topped general waste 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 (medical)

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 (Clean)

Newspapers should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

If you have your newspaper delivered you can take the plastic film it comes wrapped in to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store.

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.

Newspapers (soiled)

Soiled newspapers that contain food or have been overly soaked should be placed into your green topped bin.

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Office Chairs

Office chairs in good condition should be donated to charity.

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

Broken chairs 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.

Oil (cooking)

Small amounts can be placed 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Oil Filters

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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest motor oil waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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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Packaging Pellets

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

Padded Post Packs

You can take your padded post packs to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling with your other soft plastics – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store.

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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest motor oil 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest motor oil 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 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Pallets

Pallets cannot be placed on verge for council junk verge collection. There are several companies that will buy used pallets, otherwise consider returning them.

Paper Bags

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

Paper Towels

Paper towels and napkins should be placed in your green-topped bin for composting.

Paper Towels and Napkins (used)

Paper towels and napkins should be placed in your green-topped bin for composting.

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 kerbside bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au 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.

Perspex

Perspex is classed as construction and demolition waste, which should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Pest Control Chemicals (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 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.

Photographs

Photographs should be placed in your green-topped bin

Picture Frames (broken)

Broken picture frames should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Picture Frames (fixed)

Useable picture frames can be donated to your local charity shop, which you can find using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.

Pillows

Old pillows should be placed in your green-topped bin or donated to animal shelters such as the RSPCA.

Pizza Boxes (clean)

Pizza boxes, like any cardboard if clean your yellow-topped bin.

Pizza boxes that are oily and soiled should be placed into your green topped bin.

Placemats

Placemats should be placed in your green-topped bin.

Plastic Bags (empty)

Soft, scrunchable plastics like plastic bags, bread bags, plastic wrappers and glad wrap are difficult products to recycle through a kerbside recycling bin and often get mixed up with other lightweight streams like paper at the recovery facility, causing contamination of other materials such as paper and cardboard.

These items will no longer be accepted in kerbside recycling bins in Western Australia. You can take your plastic shopping bags to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling – look for the soft plastics 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 green topped bin as they are too small to recycle through the yellow-topped bin.

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 should be rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin

Plastic Sheets

You should never place large plastic sheets, such as drop sheeting or tarpaulins, in your kerbside bins. They can become entangled in the large moving parts in our facilities.

Plastic sheets should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk verge collection. Contact your local council or refer to your waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates.

Poison (liquid/solid) (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

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

Place Polystyrene/Styrofoam meat trays 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 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.

Prams and Strollers

Prams and strollers in good condition can be taken to your nearest charity shop.

Household goods of any kind, such as prams and strollers, should never be placed in your green or yellow-topped bin.

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.

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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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 green-topped bin.

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 kerbside bins. Use 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

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 find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms can be placed in the green-topped bin. Any batteries should be removed before placing the smoke alarm in the 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

Soft 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 (C&D)

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

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Spirit Bottles (empty)

Spirit bottles made of glass should be placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lids removed.

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 rinsed and 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.

Place Polystyrene/Styrofoam meat trays in the red-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.

Tea Bags

Tea bags should be placed into your green-topped bin.

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 green-topped bin

Tiles (C&D) (roof, wall and floor)

Tiles are classed as construction and demolition waste. 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.

Timber

Timber that is still in good condition should be repurposed where possible or placed on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

Timber (treated)

Treated timber is construction and demolition waste. Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. 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.

Timber (untreated)

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

Tissues (used)

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 (inner)

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

Toothbrushes

Toothbrushes should be placed in your green-topped bin.

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

Toothpaste Tubes

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

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

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 (fixed)

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.

Toys (broken)

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.

Tyres

Tyres should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

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

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USBs

USBs should never be put in your kerbside bins.

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find an e-waste drop-off facility near you.
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.

Varnish (C&D)

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

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find your nearest local construction and demolition 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 donated to charity or sold second hand.

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

Vinyl (C&D) - (Kitchen tiles etc)

Vinyl is Construction and Demolition Waste. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to find 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 with lids removed.

Try and avoid single use disposables such as water bottles - invest in a reusable alternative.

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.

Wine Bottles

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

Wood (gardening/pruning)

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

Wooden Planks/Bits of Wooden Furniture

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

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

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X-Rays

Old X-ray film can be taken to Quantum Technical Services or CMA Ecocycle. Remove films and other paperwork from their individual packets prior to drop off. Your reports and patient records should be disposed of separately.

It 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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