Waste to landfill bin

Click on an item below for more information and alternative disposal options or return to the Recycling and Disposal Guide page to type a keyword search.

Waste to landfill bin Put all paper, plastic, cloth and metal based adhesive tape in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Where possible please remove as much adhesive tape from any items going in the yellow/recycling bin.

Cans (food/drink)

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

No need to remove the pull tab. Feel free to crush cans to make more room in your recycling bin.

Remember that most drink cans can also be returned to a bottle & can recycler to claim a 10c refund.


Foil

Recycling bin  Clean aluminium foil – scrunch into a fist sized ball and put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Dirty foil / foil with food - put in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Trays

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

No food scraps please - scrape clean.

e.g. dog poo, bird, rabbit, guinea pig cage contents such as straw, paper, droppings, seed. See kitty litter entry for appropriate disposal.

Green organics bin  Loose, wrapped in newspaper or bagged in compostable bag - put in the green organics bin.

Waste to landfill bin Bagged in a plastic bag  - put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

Book a hard waste collection.
No longer than 1.5m in length & 30cm in width.

Drop off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program. Pouch MUST be empty with the lid on tight.

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in good condition, re-use it.
Drop it off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in good condition, re-use it.
Drop off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

These papers have a plastic, silicon or chemical coating which provides a heat-resistant, non-stick surface to bake on.  They cannot be recycled as the components cannot be separated.

Waste to landfill bin Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Please consider alternatives to balloons.

Download the flyer(PDF, 504KB).

Party balloons are usually made from latex tapped from rubber trees or metallised films such as Mylar (BoPET). Release of balloons into the atmosphere is considered harmful to the environment. 

Metallised nylon balloons do not biodegrade or shred as rubber balloons do. Metallised balloons can also conduct electricity on its surface and released foil balloons can become entangled in power lines and cause power outages. 

Latex or rubber balloons can take up to a year to degrade if it lands in the sea. During this time it is possible for a marine animal to swallow the balloon and die from slow starvation if its digestive system is blocked.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin  Put both bag and foam filler in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Please bag filler to minimise chance for spilling beads into the environment when collected.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin

Biodegradable non-compostable plastic is capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. It is NOT the same as compostable.

Drop-off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Sheets and towels

Fabrics include: blankets, curtains, clothing, towels, sheets etc. 

If in good condition, give it to charity. The RSPCA accepts blankets for bedding.

OR

Use for rags.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in red/waste to landfill bin.


Quilts

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

Book a hard waste collection.
Quilt must be rolled and bound.

Feather/down filling can go in your green organics bin (must be removed first).


Pillows

Waste to landfill binPut it in the waste to landfill bin.

Plastic

Remove from bottle/jar.

Collect and drop-off plastic bottle tops for recycling into bespoke prosthetic aids for children as part of the Envision Hands program.

OR 

Place it in a clean, empty milk or juice bottle with plastic lids and other small rigid plastics. When full, this can be placed in the yellow/recycling bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Metal

Remove from bottle/jar.

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Cardboard and plastic

Includes packaging, storage boxes/baskets, kitchenware and food containers (tupperware, drink bottles, lunch boxes etc).

If it's in good condition, consider giving it away or selling it.

Recycling bin   Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


Waxed

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Cane / wicker / textile

If it's in good condition, consider giving it away or selling it.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Collect and drop-off plastic tags to help support the Bread tags for Wheelchairs program.

OR

Place it in a clean, empty milk or juice bottle with plastic lids and other small rigid plastics. When full, this can be placed in the yellow/recycling bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Drop off at Coles or Woolworths stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Try the 'paper rip test':

Recycling bin  If the paper tears cleanly, put it in the recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin  If the paper is quite tough to tear or you can identify a laminate backing, put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Place it in a clean, empty milk or juice bottle with plastic lids and other small rigid plastics. When full, this can be placed in the yellow/recycling bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Clean glass jars and metal tins can be reused or recycled in the yellow/recycling bin.


Tea light candle cups (empty)

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Chewing gum is a polymer/plastic. It is not an organic compostable material and cannot be composted through the food and garden organic bin service.

If they are in good condition, reuse or give to charity.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

As most decorations are made from a composite of several different materials including plastic, metal, glue, wax and paper, they cannot be separated for recycling. Tinsel can also wrap around the sorting machinery causing it to malfunction or breakdown.

Live

Use for compost or mulch at home.

OR

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.
Chop it into smaller pieces before placing it in the bin.


Plastic

If it is in good condition, reuse or give to charity.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 
Chop it into smaller pieces before placing it in the bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Metal

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Plastic

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

Options for recycling Nespresso coffee pods:

Takeaway cup

Most cups are currently made of paper but are lined on the inside with polyethylene or a waxed substance. Unfortunately the lining makes the cups unrecyclable through current systems.

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Ceramic cup/mug

If in good condition consider giving away or selling items.

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

Ceramics and china are not the same as glass bottles and jars. They can contaminate the load if placed in the recycling bin – even in small amounts.

Corks can be donated to the Waste Nott Recycling Store for kids craft activities. They can also be dropped off at the Willunga Environment Centre.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put them in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If in good condition consider giving away or selling items.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

Ceramics and china are not the same as glass bottles and jars. They can contaminate the load if placed in the recycling bin – even in small amounts.

For safety, wrap broken glass in newspaper and place it in a bag before placing it in the bin.

Place it in a clean, empty milk or juice bottle with plastic lids and other small rigid plastics. When full, this can be placed in the yellow/recycling bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

e.g. mice, rats

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin - wrap in newspaper first.

Paper (including window faced)

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


Padded / plastic

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

OR

Book a hard waste collection.
No food waste.

Fabrics include: blankets, curtains, clothing, towels, sheets etc. 

If in good condition, give it to charity. The RSPCA accepts blankets for bedding.

OR

Use for rags.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

Contact a waste disposal site.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Cardboard / metal / glass / rigid plastic

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


Soft plastic

Drop off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program.

NO clingwrap / Gladwrap please.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Foam

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Use for compost or mulch at home.

OR

Green organics bin  Put in your green organics bin.

This includes: fruit and vegetable scraps, herbs, spices, tea leaves, coffee grounds, egg shells, meat, bones, seafood, dairy, cooked foods and any other food scraps.

Animal and human hair, fur, wool and feathers.

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.

Feathers and down from quilts and pillows need to be removed first, otherwise:

Waste to landfill bin Put them in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in working condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

For any metal parts - 

Contact a scrap metal recycler.

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

For safety, wrap broken glass in newspaper and place it in a bag before placing it in the bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

For safety, wrap broken glass in newspaper and place it in a bag before placing it in the bin.

Not all glass is created equal and therefore it’s not all recyclable.
This includes Pyrex, cook wear, glass lids, crockery, mirrors and window glass. Toughened and heat proof glass has a very high melting point and therefore cannot be recycled like glass bottles and jars can as they melt at a much lower temperature. Glass needs to be melted in order to be recycled.

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

For large sheets of glass e.g. windows, mirrors, shower screens - contact a waste disposal site.

For smaller pieces of glass:

Waste to landfill binput it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

For safety, wrap broken glass in newspaper and place it in a bag before placing it in the bin.

Glass such as drinking glasses, window, mirror or heat-proof cooking glass cannot be recycled because they heat at a different level to regular glass bottles and jars. This difference causes a weakness in the recycled glass and even a small amount can contaminate a whole smelt of recycled glass.

Waste to landfill bin Put in the red / waste to landfill bin.

Metal 

eg. stationary bike, treadmill, weight sets, barbells etc.

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Non-metal

eg. balls, rollers, rubber mats, rollers, steps etc.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

OR

Book a hard waste collection.

Tube

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Bottle / tub

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Recycling bin Plastic holder (actuator) – Put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Empty canister – remove from the plastic actuator and put it in the red/waste to landfill bin or check if your local scrap metal recycler will accept these.

If you aren’t sure if the inhaler or canister is empty or if there is still some medication left, return it to your pharmacy for disposal.

Bentonite (clumping)

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.
NO plastic bags.

Bentonite is a valuable additive to compost, however is more suited to commercial composting rather than home compost systems.


Crystal / gel / stone / non-clumping clay

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Paper / rice husk / sawdust / tofu

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.

NO plastic bags.

Reuse or upcycle magnets or donate them to your local school or kindy.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Please separate any magnets from paper as magnets can’t be recycled.

Chipboard, MDF, plywood are classified as building material and recovered for recycling at specific locations. 

Contact a waste disposal site.

Waste to landfill bin Off-cuts can be placed in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Medicines / pharmaceuticals

DO NOT place these items in your household bins or down the drain.

Take to any pharmacy for FREE, appropriate disposal as part of the RUM project (Return Unwanted Medicines). 


Packaging - blister packs

Recycling bin If all aluminium foil - wrap in with other left over foil and make into the fist size ball and place in the recycling bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin If a composite / mix of plastic and foil.


Medicine bottle / vitamin bottle

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin. 

Remove lids from bottles. 


Spacers

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


Turbuhaler

This CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.

As an empty Turbuhaler still has some medicine remaining inside, return it to your local chemist / pharmacy for disposal.

Large items

Includes metal/steel sheeting, white goods, bikes and scooters (non-motorised) and chains.

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Wire / scrap metal

Take it to a scrap metal recycler.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Steel/aluminium tins and cans

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Remove all food & drain – no need to rinse, just scrape clean.

Disposable

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Cloth

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away or selling it.

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Glass ornaments, ceramics and china are not the same as glass bottles and jars. They can contaminate the load if placed in the recycling bin – even in small amounts.

Paint / paint tin

This can NOT go in your household bins or to landfill. 

Liquid paint, paint hardened in tins and empty paint tins can be dropped off at Hackham Recyclers as part of the national PaintBack program. This program accepts paint from households and businesses.

  • Hackham Recyclers
    15 Cottage Lane, Hackham
    Phone: 8384 8667
    Service temporarily suspended due to COVID-19 restrictions
    Please note that there are restrictions on what will/will not be accepted. For further information visit Paintback.

OR

You can take your unwanted paint and household chemicals to the Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre, 181 Morphett Road, North Plympton. Ph: (08) 8295 5077. Open 7 days.

 OR

Waste to landfill bin  Dry paint and empty paint cans can go in your red/waste to landfill bin.


Aerosol paint

These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.

Fuels and household chemicals can be dangerous if they are not stored or disposed of safely and also please be aware that Hazardous Wastes can not be disposed of in the general waste bin as they are harmful to human health and the environment.

You can take your unwanted paint and household chemicals to:

Adelaide Waste and Recycling Centre
181 Morphett Road
North Plympton
Ph: 08 8295 5077

Open: Monday to Friday 7am–4pm, Saturday 8am–3pm, Sunday 10am–3pm.

OR

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre
32 Scott Creek Road
Heathfield
Ph: 08 8339 4323

Open: Monday to Friday 7.30am–4pm, weekends 9am–4pm.


Aerosol paint cans- empty

Recycling bin Empty aerosol cans - put in the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the waste to landfill bin.

Green organics bin Put it in the green organics bin.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Plastic / metal 

Pen, mechanical pencil & marker recycling boxes are available at the Woodcroft Customer Service Centre and Willunga Environment Centre.

Use this box to recycle pens and pen caps, mechanical pencils, markers and marker caps, permanent markers, and permanent marker caps.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Wooden

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the waste to landfill bin.

Photographic paper is typically made from combinations of paper, plastic and chemicals.

Older photographs especially have high levels of silver, mercury, and selenium that render them unsuitable for recycling. Newer photographs, which are printed using a photo printer, are coated with a very thin layer of polyethylene to control water absorption and speed drying.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the waste to landfill bin.

OR

Book a hard waste collection. 
Pieces no longer than 1.5m in length. Irrigation pipe can be rolled and bundled.

Agricultural end-of-life driptube

Contact Sustaining Endeavour for a local recycling option.

Ceramic, concrete or terracotta

These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.  

These materials are classified as building material and recovered for recycling at specific locations.

Contact a waste disposal site.


Plastic

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

No need to wash it out, just scrape it clean of soil and plant material.


Other

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin   Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Soft plastics (excluding cling film)

These are plastics which are easily scrunched up and include plastic shopping bags, chip/lolly wrappers, yogurt pouches, pet food pouches and cellophane.

Drop off at Coles or Woolworths stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Cling film wrap

Gladwrap, plastic food wrap, Saran wrap, cling wrap.

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Biodegradable / oxo-degradable plastics

Biodegradable non-compostable plastic is capable of being decomposed by bacteria or other living organisms. It is NOT the same as compostable.

Drop-off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Glass

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Metal

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Plastic

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put them in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Most retail receipts are printed on a plastic composite that contains BPA. They should NOT be placed in the organics or recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Please put in your red / waste to landfill bin.

If your business / organisation uses a lot of rubber gloves, you can get a Terracycle pouch/box to dispose of them.

These start at $45 and can be ordered through the Terracycle website.

If in good condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it. The RSPCA may be able to use it for bedding.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

Book a hard waste collection.  
Large items must be rolled and bound.

Waste to landfill bin Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If in good condition, give to charity.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin*

Remove battery first, for appropriate disposal.
Please take ALL household batteries to a local recycling drop-off point.

*Approved by the Environmental Protection Authority (SA).

Paper

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.


Plastic

Place it in a clean, empty milk or juice bottle with plastic lids and other small rigid plastics. When full, this can be placed in the yellow/recycling bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

OR

Book a hard waste collection.
Cases must be empty.

Tubes 

Waste to landfill bin Put in red/waste to landfill bin.


Bottles (rigid)

Recycling bin Empty, rinsed bottles can go in the yellow / recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Unrinsed or bottles that are not completely empty should go in red / waste to landfill bin.

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.

Remove any plastics, glass or metal.

OR

Waste to landfill bin If contaminated, put in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 

OR

Book a hard waste collection.
Liner must be cut up or rolled up and bound so it can be managed by two people.

Audio and video cassettes can be recycled via the Unplug ‘N’ Drop program. Simply bag them up and drop them off at an Unplug ‘N’ Drop collection hub. 

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Regular

Use it for compost or mulch at home.

OR

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.


Infuser / silky / sachet

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

These are usually made from polymer plastic (PET) and the tag is paper with a plastic backing (PP and PE). As plastic is not compostable, these bags must go in the waste bin.

Treated / untreated

Contact a waste disposal site.


Small pieces

Including balsa, chipboard, plywood

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

contact a waste disposal site.


Wooden pallet

Some pallet suppliers offer a pallet return service, which may be run as a credit scheme to encourage higher return rates.

OR

Contact a waste disposal site.

Green organics bin  Put it in the green organics bin.

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Ceramic bowls and cisterns 

This CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill

Ceramic and porcelain are classified as building material and recovered for recycling at specific locations.

Contact a waste disposal site.


Plastic cisterns

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

Book a hard waste collection.  
Cistern must be empty.

Please note:  Woodcroft Customer Service Centre have suspended their collection of dental products for Terracycle until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Plastic

Oral care product recycling boxes are available at the Willunga Environment Centre.

e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrush heads from electric toothbrushes, floss containers, toothpaste and toothbrush packaging. Please make sure all excess product has been removed.
NO electric toothbrushes or parts.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Electric

Electrical items CANNOT go into your household bins or to landfill.

If it's in working condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR


Bamboo

Green organics bin  Remove nylon bristles and put it in the green organics bin.

Please note:  Woodcroft Customer Service Centre have suspended their collection of dental products for Terracycle until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Oral care product recycling boxes are available at the Willunga Environment Centre.
e.g. toothbrushes, toothpaste tubes and caps, floss containers, toothpaste and toothbrush packaging. Please make sure all excess product has been removed. NO electric toothbrushes or parts.

OR

Waste to landfill binPut in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Plastic 

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Remove any batteries for appropriate disposal.


Metal

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Remove any batteries for appropriate disposal.


Plush / soft

If it's in reasonable condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Wooden

If it's in good condition consider giving it away, swapping or selling it.

OR 

Waste to landfill bin   Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Frame

Contact a scrap metal recycler.


Mat / net / padding

Waste to landfill bin  Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

OR

Book a hard waste collection.  
Mat must be rolled up and bound - no longer than 1.5m in length.

Bicycle

Bicycle tyres should not go in your household bins. Contact a waste disposal site or vehicle tyre recycler. (fees may apply)

Some tyre service centres will accept bicycle tyres:

Waste to landfill bin Tyre inner tubes – Put these in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Car / vehicle

These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill

Contact a waste disposal site (fees apply). When disposed of via these sites, tyres and their component materials can be used to make a wide range of new products including:

  • rubber products such as soft fall surfaces, artificial turf and conveyer belts
  • road construction and surfacing
  • or as an alternative fuel source for producers of energy and cement

If end-of-life tyres are not managed properly they create a number of issues, including:

  • the cost of monitoring and removal
  • taking up valuable landfill space
  • if ignited, they release toxic chemicals
  • providing breeding grounds for mosquitoes and other vermin.

Visit Tyre Stewardship Australia for more information.

Remove the inner lining/bladder.

Recycling bin Put the box the yellow/recycling bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put the bladder in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Waxed paper either has a wax or plastic laminate coating on it, which contaminates the paper recycling process.

Plain paper

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.


 Foil / metallic

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.

Squeezie

Empty and lid on - drop off at Coles or Woolworth stores with other clean plastic bags and soft plastics as part of the REDcycle program.

NO clingwrap / gladwrap please.

OR

Waste to landfill bin Put it in the red/waste to landfill bin. 


Tubs

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.