A-Z disposal guide

Use this recycling and disposal guide to help with the reuse, recycling and safe disposal options for everyday products and household items.

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Clean

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

NO food scraps – just scrape clean. Don’t worry about oil from the cheese soaking into the cardboard.


Dirty

Green organics bin If the box contains food residue put it in the green organics bin.

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.

Includes boxes with plastic windows at the opening, although removing the window helps reduce contamination.

Cardboard / 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.

Foam meat trays 

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


White polystyrene boxes and packaging

e.g. clean, white and dry packaging,  packaging from appliances, and clean, white fruit and vegetable boxes.

Please separate polystyrene from boxes and recycle the cardboard boxes.

For new goods that are delivered to your home with polystyrene packaging, ask for retailers to take it away.

OR

Free drop-off disposal of large size packing foam (white packing foam that snaps when bent) for recycling and repurposing.

Please remove all stickers or tape.

OR

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of polystyrene fragments in a plastic bag.


Coloured polystyrene

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


Foam packing peanuts / bean bag balls

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.


Foam wrapping

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.

Foam meat trays 

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


White polystyrene boxes and packaging

e.g. clean, white and dry packaging,  packaging from appliances, and clean, white fruit and vegetable boxes.

Please separate polystyrene from boxes and recycle the cardboard boxes.

For new goods that are delivered to your home with polystyrene packaging, ask for retailers to take it away.

OR

Free drop-off disposal of large size packing foam (white packing foam that snaps when bent) for recycling and repurposing.

Please remove all stickers or tape.

OR

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of polystyrene fragments in a plastic bag.


Coloured polystyrene

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


Foam packing peanuts / bean bag balls

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.


Foam wrapping

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

To prevent small polystyrene fragments or balls from becoming litter, please dispose of fragments in a plastic bag.

Liquid wax

e.g. car wax, floor wax are chemical (hazardous) wastes.

These CANNOT go in your household bins or to landfill.
See Chemicals.


Candle

Most modern candles are made from paraffin wax, beeswax, soy or palm wax If unable to reuse or recycle remaining wax at home, put it in the red/waste to landfill bin.


Surfboard wax

Surfboard wax can be removed and recycled – visit Surfer Today for a DIY guide

OR

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


See also: Boxes, baskets and crates (for waxed cardboard box), Waxed paper.

Recycling bin  Put it in the yellow/recycling bin.
Remove plastic wrapper, foil lining and any cigarettes.

Collect with other metal scraps and drop off in the metal bin when taking in 10 cent containers for refund.

OR

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

Although it's great to remove them, staples can be left in paper & boxes when recycling.

Unused

Mail them to Lions Australia at:

Reply Paid 3021
Lions Recycle for Sight
PO Box 3021
CLONTARF  MDC  4019


Used

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

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.

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