your a-z of recycling (3 bins)

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This A-Z is for Perth councils using the 3 bin garden organics (GO) system

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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Aerosol Cans (HHW)

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.

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.

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Batteries (HHW)

No batteries should ever be placed in your green, red or yellow-topped bin. Batteries contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals.

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

Beads (Bean Bag/Cushion/Packaging (polystyrene)

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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.

Blankets

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

Blankets are collected by charity shops as well as organisations such as the RSPCA.
Many organisations like the Salvation Army and St Vincent de Paul have winter appeals where blankets are specifically requested.

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

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

Books

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.

Bottles (tops/lids off)

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

Bubble Wrap

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.

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Cardboard (boxes & other types)

Cardboard should be placed in your yellow-topped bin.

Cardboard boxes should be opened up and flattened
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Cellophane

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.

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 Redcycle 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.

Clothing/Shoes (ruined)

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. Around 30 million pairs of shoes are disposed of in Australian landfills every year.

Find your nearest charity shop at m.recycleright.wa.gov.au.

You can also donate your unwanted shoes to Reshoe.org.

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.

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

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 red-topped bin or your home compost bin. Shredded paper cannot be recovered at the Materials Recovery Facility as it is too small.

Condoms

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

Cooking Fat

Cooking fat should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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

Cosmetic Jars

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

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Disposable Nappies

Disposable nappies should ALWAYS be placed in your red-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 lots of helpful tips and advice on using real nappies.

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.

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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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Foam Boxes

Polystyrene/Styrofoam boxes should be placed in your red-topped bin.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com.

If you have Polystyrene/Styrofoam meat trays that are contaminated with lots of blood, place them in the red-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 red-topped bin (INCLUDING ALL fruit and vegetables, dairy, eggs, meat, bones, fish and seafood).

You should try to minimise food waste in your home.

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

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

Use 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

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

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Garden Waste

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

Garden Waste (large) Large amounts of garden waste should be disposed of by placing it on your verge when you have a green waste verge collection in your area. Contact your local council for green waste collection dates.

Gas Cylinders (HHW)

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

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

In the first instance, they should be returned to the supplier for refill or disposal. One time use cylinders such as helium cylinders need to be taken to your nearest HHW drop off facility for disposal.

To find your nearest HHW point of disposal for gas cylinders, use our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

NOTE: Car gas cylinders are only accepted at some facilities usually for a fee. Please check before visiting your nearest HHW drop off facility.

Glad Wrap

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.

Glass Bottles and 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.

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.

Greaseproof Paper

Greaseproof paper should be placed into your red topped bin.

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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.

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Jars (all types)

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
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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 have their lids removed and all be placed in the yellow-topped bin.

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Kitty Litter

Kitty litter should always be placed in your red-topped bin.

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Light Bulbs/Fluorescent Tubes (HHW)

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

Liquid Paper Board

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

Lolly Wrappers

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

Long Life Cartons

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

Margarine Tubs

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

Meat Trays (Foam)

 

Foam meat trays should be placed in the red-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 garden Mineral turpentine needs to be disposed of correctly at a disposal site to stop it from entering our waterways and harming the environment. Remove lid and evaporate residue outdoors, safely away from children and pets. You can find your nearest HHW disposal facility using our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones should never be disposed of in your kerbside bins.

It’s estimated that there are 22 million unused mobile phones stored in cupboards and drawers in Australia! Mobile phones can be donated to charity or to organisations such as Mobile Muster. Use 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.

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/motor-oil-disposal.html to find your nearest motor oil waste disposal site, landfill site or transfer station.

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Nappies (disposable)

Disposable nappies should always be placed in your red-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

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.

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Oil (cooking)

Small amounts can be placed in your red-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 - Motor

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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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 red-topped bin.

Paper Towel Rolls

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

Tip: If you want to make sure your paper towel rolls are recovered for recycling keep a cereal box aside and place it in your yellow-topped bin once it is full.

Pavers (C&D)

Pavers are classed as construction and demolition waste, which should never be disposed of in your 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

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

Picture Frames (fixed)

Useable picture frames can be donated to your local charity shop.

Use our mobile recycling app m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/charity.html to find your nearest charity shop.

Pizza Boxes

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

Pizza boxes that are oily and soiled should be placed into your red 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 red 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 Cutlery

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

Poison (liquid/solid) (HHW)

Poison (HHW)Poison is classed as Household Hazardous Waste. Poison containers should be disposed of at your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site. If you have poisons you need to dispose of they must also be taken to your nearest Household Hazardous Waste disposal site, which you can find using m.recycleright.wa.gov.au/locator/hhw-disposal.html.

Polystyrene

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com.
Place Polystyrene/Styrofoam meat trays in the red-topped bin along with the absorption pad .

Pool Chemicals (HHW)

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

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Rags

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 (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.

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 red-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 and placed in the bin separately.

Sharps

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

Soft Drink Bottles (empty)

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

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.

Spectacles/Glasses/Sunglasses

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

To find out more visit the personalEYES website.

Spirit Bottles (empty)

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

Steel Cans (rinsed)

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

Styrofoam

Polystyrene/Styrofoam, including beads (bean bag/cushion/packing beads/pellets) should be placed in your red-topped bin.

However, polystyrene is recyclable if dropped off at CLAW Environmental- 5 Forge Street, Welshpool.

All waste must have tape and stickers removed and will be recycled at no cost. For further information call 9333 4888 or visit the CLAW website at www.clawenvironmental.com.

Place Polystyrene/Styrofoam meat trays in the red-topped bin along with the absorption pad.

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Take-away Food Containers (empty)

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 red-topped bin

You should never flush Tampons down the toilet
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Tetrapaks

Tetrapaks should be placed in your red-topped bin.

Tissues

Tissues should be placed in your red-topped bin.

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.

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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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 with your garden waste.

Wine Bottles

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

Wood (garden pruning)

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

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)

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 Pots

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

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