fogo a-z of recycling

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

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

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


Legend

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

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Many acids like hydrochloric and sulphuric acids can be purchased at your local hardware store and used for things such as pool or plumbing maintenance. Acids will always come in an industrial plastic container.

This container must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have acid that you no longer need or has been around for quite a while, it must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

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 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.

Clean Aluminium foil should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. It helps if the foil is scrunched into a ball. If the foil has a lot of food waste stuck to it, place it in your red-lidded bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.

Empty ammonia containers should be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste Disposal site.

If you have surplus ammonia you need to dispose of, it must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Animal droppings should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin, either in a compostable liner, newspaper or loosely into the bin.

Plastic bags with dog poo are not accepted and will contaminate the compost.

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 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 should be placed in your red-topped bin.

You should never place batteries in your kerbside bins.

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

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

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

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

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.

You can find your nearest household goods disposal centre by using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/household-disposal.html.

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

Cane, wooden and plastic baskets should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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.

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

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.

No glass should ever be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin or red-topped bin.

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

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

Zonta House Refuge Association

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

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

Use our m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop where you can donate the blankets, or use the links below
Givenow.com.au
www.vinnies.org.au
www.salvationarmy.org.au
www.rspcswa.asn.au
www.dogshome.org.au

Bleaches are classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Empty bleach containers should be disposed of at your nearest HHW disposal site.

If you have surplus bleach you need to dispose of it must be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

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.

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

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator to locate a charity shop where you can donate the books.

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

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.

Small prunings, clippings and weeds from your garden should be disposed of in your green-topped FOGO bin for composting. Large amount 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.

Bread should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin for composting.

Construction and demolition waste such as bricks should never be disposed of in your green, red or yellow-topped bin.
You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator to find your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

All glass (except light bulbs) should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if it is broken.

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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator .

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.

If glass is placed in the green-topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost made from the contents of this bin.

You can take small amounts of bubble wrap to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling – look for the Redcycle 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 red-topped bin.

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

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

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 should be placed in your red topped bin for disposal.

Carbon paper should be placed in your yellow topped bin.

Cardboard should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

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

You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/auto-disposal.html to find your nearest car part disposal site.

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 should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

Cassette and video tapes should be placed in your red-topped bin, or put out for bulk collection.

Contact your local Council or refer to your waste calendar for bulk verge collection dates for your area. Neither of these tapes can be recovered for recycling.

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 our mobile app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html

You can take cellophane to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling – look for the Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store. If you’re not able to drop it off, cellophane should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Ceramic should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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.

If you’re not able to drop it off, the inner bag should be placed in your red-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 once it is full

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.

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

Most Christmas decorations can be placed in the red-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 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 find your nearest charity shop using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au

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.

Small Christmas trees can be chopped up and placed in the green topped FOGO 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 should be placed in your red topped bin for disposal.

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. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local hhw disposal site.

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/hhw-disposal.html.

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

If clothing cannot be donated to charity it should be placed in your red-topped bin.

Use our mobile recycling app to locate a charity shop to donate your clothes and shoes m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html. Around 30 million pairs of shoes are disposed of in Australian landfills every year.

You can also donate your unwanted shoes to Reshoe.org

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

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

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

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

Coffee 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 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.

If you are unable to take them to a drop off point, coffee pods should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

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

Compostable liners should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin with food organics or animal droppings inside.

Disposable nappies that are labelled ‘compostable’ should ALWAYS be placed in your red-topped general waste bin.

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

To help the environment and save money, try using Real Nappies, like modern cloth nappies, instead. Babycentre.com.au has lots of helpful tips and advice on using real nappies.

Computer components and accessories waste should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. Use our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest e-waste disposal site.

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 FOGO bin. Shredded paper is hard to recover in the recycling facility and is much better being composted in the green-topped FOGO bin.

Concrete is classed as construction and demolition waste, which should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins. You can use our mobile recycling app to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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

Cooking fat should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin, wrapped in newspaper.

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

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.

Cork should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

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

Small prunings, clippings and weeds from your garden should be disposed of in your green-topped FOGO bin for composting.

Large amount 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 your green waste verge collection dates.

Broken cups and saucers should be placed in your red-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

Metal cutlery in good condition should be donated to your local charity shop or if it has to be thrown away, place it in your red-topped bin. Find your nearest charity shop using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html.
Plastic cutlery should be placed in your red-topped bin.
 

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Dairy products such as yoghurt, cheese and ice cream should be placed into your green-topped FOGO bin, not contained inside a plastic container or packaging.

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

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

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

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

To help the environment and save money, try using Real Nappies instead. Babycentre.com.au has lots of helpful tips and advice on using real nappies.

Disposable razors should be placed in your red topped bin.

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.
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

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.

If you’re not able to drop them off, empty dry cleaning bags should be placed in your red-topped bin.

 

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Egg cartons should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. You can reuse egg cartons for craft activities at home with the kids. Egg cartons also make great home made paper.

Electrical appliances should never be placed in your 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.

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

If the electric blanket no longer works it should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.

Electrical equipment should never be placed in any bin. Electrical equipment that still works can be taken to some charity shops that tag appliances before they sell them.

If the equipment no longer works it should be stored safely at home and put out on the kerb at the time of your bulk junk collection. You can also take electrical appliances to your nearest drop off facility.

Use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/electrical-disposal.html to locate your nearest drop off facility for electrical appliances.

Envelopes should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

EPIRBs need to be disposed of responsibly to avoid accidental activation. Unwanted EPIRBs can be:

• Handed in for safe disposal at a specified DoT office.

• Left in marked bins at Battery World stores around Australia, (disposal fees may apply).

• Disarmed by following the manufacturers' instructions.

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

 

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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 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.

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

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 should never be disposed of in your green, red 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 m.recycleright.wa.gov.au to locate your nearest local HHW waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

Fishing line and hooks can be disposed of in your red-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 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.

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 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 should be placed in your red-topped bin.

Flowers should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin.

Plastic plant pots should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Polystyrene/Styrofoam boxes should be placed in your red-topped bin as they cannot be recycled or composted in your yellow or green 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 red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

Clean Aluminium foil should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. If the foil has a lot of food waste stuck to it, place it in your red-topped bin to avoid contamination of other items in the yellow-topped bin.
Food cans should be rinsed and placed in the yellow-topped bin. You can use the dish water at the end of your dishes to rinse the cans to save using clean drinking water.

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

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

You should try to minimise food waste in your home.

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

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

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

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

Furniture should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

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

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

Some charities will collect large useable furniture items.

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

 

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

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

Garden Waste (small prunings & grass clippings) Small pruning, clippings and weeds from your garden should be placed in your lime green-topped FOGO 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 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 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.

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 Redcycle collection bin at the front of the store. If Glad wrap is contaminated with food it should be placed in your red topped bin.
All glass (except light bulbs) should go into your yellow-topped bin, even if it is broken.

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

Glass containers should be rinsed to remove residue where possible. Tip: you can use your left over washing up water for this. Don't forget to remove the lids. If glass is placed in the green-topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost made from the contents of this bin.

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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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Hair should be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin for composting.

Animal hair should be placed in your green-topped FOGO in for composting.

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 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.

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

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

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

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

Nobody wants glass in their compost!

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

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

Juice cartons/bottles/containers (not silver lined) should have their lids removed and all be placed in the yellow-topped bin

Small junk items should be placed in your red-topped waste bin.

Junk too large for your red bin should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

 

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Kitchen sinks are construction and demolition waste and should never be disposed of in your green, red or yellow-topped bin.

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

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

You could wrap the kitty litter in some newspaper.

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

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

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 should be placed in your red-topped bin.

Light bulbs, particularly CFL's or Compact Fluorescent Lighting can release mercury into the environment when they break or if they are improperly disposed of at the end of their useful life. If you have light bulbs/ fluorescent tubes you need to dispose of they must be taken to your nearest Hazardous Household Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

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

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

Long-life cartons or Tetra Packaging should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

 

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

If you must throw them away, place them in your yellow-topped bin.

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

Manure and animal droppings such as dog poo should be put in your green-topped FOGO 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 should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lid off.


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.

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

Plastic meat trays should be cleaned and placed in the yellow-topped bin.

If the tray is contaminated with lots of blood, place it in the red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

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

Medicines are classed as Hazardous Household Waste and must be disposed of correctly. Most pharmacies will take your old medicines and dispose of them through the RUM Project.

Milk bottles and milk cartons should always be rinsed and placed in your yellow-topped bin, with the lid off.

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 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 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 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 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.

Household goods of any kind, such as mops and brooms, should never be placed in your green, red 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

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.

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.

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

 

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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.

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

Newspapers should always be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

If you have your newspaper delivered you can 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.

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

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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.
Small amounts can be placed in your green-topped FOGO 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 should not be placed in your kerbside bins. Oil filters need to be taken to a disposal site.

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.

 

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Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin as it can’t be composted or recycled through your green or yellow topped 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 red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

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.

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

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

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

Paper towels and napkins should be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin for composting.
The inner cardboard roll of your paper towel should be placed in your yellow-topped bin, or into your lime-green topped FOGO bin for composting. Tip: If you want to make sure your paper towel rolls are recovered for recycling keep a cereal box aside and place it in your yellow-topped bin once it is full.

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.

All peels should be placed into your green-topped FOGO bin.

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

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 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

Rinsed pet food tins should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Petrol & flammable liquids should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Photographs should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

All broken glass should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

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

Pizza boxes that are not too soiled with food should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Remember not to put your garlic bread foil in the box and don’t leave any pizza or crust in there.
Pizza boxes that are really soiled with food can go into your lime-green topped FOGO bin to be composted

Placemats should be placed in your red-topped bin.

You can take your plastic shopping 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.

If you’re not able to drop them off, empty plastic bags should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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 tied-up plastic bags in your recycling bin. We can't tell what is in there so the bag is pulled from the conveyor and sent to landfill.

Plastic bottle lids should be placed in your red topped bin as they are too small to recycle through the yellow-topped bin.
Plastic containers can be recycled and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Plastic meat trays should be cleaned and placed in the yellow-topped bin.

If the tray is contaminated with lots of blood, place it in the red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.
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.
Plate glass, just like all glass should be placed in your yellow-topped bin even if it's broken. If glass is put in your green-topped FOGO bin it contaminates the compost we produce from the contents of this bin. Nobody wants glass in their compost so NEVER put glass in your green-topped bin
Poison (HHW)Poison is classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Poison containers should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have poisons you need to dispose of they must also be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin as it can’t be composted or recycled through your green or yellow topped 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 red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

This container can be returned to the pool shop where you purchase your pool chemicals. If you have pool chemical that you no longer need, or has been around for quite a while, it must be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, or ask your pool shop if they will take it for you. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.
Chip packets should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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, red 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.

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.

Pyrex should always be placed in your yellow-topped bin even if it is broken.

 

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Rags (not dirty with oil) should be disposed of in your red-topped bin.

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 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.

Disposable razors should be placed in your red-topped bin.

Long lengths of rope should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.
Short lengths of rope should be placed in your red-topped bin.
Tyres should never be placed in your kerbside bins. Use our mobile recycling app – m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/tyre-disposal.html to find your nearest tyre disposal facility.
 

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

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

Seafood should be placed in your lime-green topped FOGO bin.

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.

Needles, syringes and sharps are classed as medical waste and should never be placed in your green, red 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 should never be disposed of in your green, red 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 can be placed in the red-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

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

Empty soft drink bottles should be placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lids removed.

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.

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.

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

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin as it can’t be composted or recycled through your green or yellow topped 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 red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

 

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Clean takeaway food containers can be recovered for recycling and should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.
Tampons should be disposed of in your red-topped bin. You should never flush Tampons down the toilet.
Tea bags should be placed into your lime-green topped FOGO bin.

Tetrapaks should be placed in your red-topped bin

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

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

Treated timber is construction and demolition waste. Construction and demolition waste should never be disposed of in your green, red or yellow-topped bin. You can use m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/cd-disposal.html to locate your nearest local construction and demolition waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.
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.
Tissues should be placed in your green-topped FOGO bin to be composted.

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

The inner cardboard roll of your toilet paper should be placed in your yellow-topped bin. Tip: If you want to make sure your toilet rolls are recovered for recycling keep a cereal box aside and place it in your yellow-topped bin once it is full.
Toothbrushes should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

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

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

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

Tyres should never be placed in your kerbside bins.

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

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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 should be placed into your red-topped bin.

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 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 should be placed in the red-topped bin, or stored at home and put on the verge at the time of your bulk verge collection.

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

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

Any seeds in the weeds will be destroyed during the composting process.
White goods should be stored safely at home and put on the verge at the time of your junk verge collection.

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

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

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

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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.

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)

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

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

 

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

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