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A - Z Recycling Guide

  • A
    Acid and Alkaline:
    This can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Aerosol:
    If these are empty, they can be recycled in the yellow-lidded recycling bin. If these are not empty, they can be disposed of at the Chemical CleanOut or the visit TerraCycle for information on their recycling programs. 

    Air Conditioners:
    When replacing air conditioners, ask the installer to remove the old one. Otherwise, small household air conditioners can be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up.

    Aluminium:
    Foil, trays and cans can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Ammonia:
    This and other household cleaners can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Ammunition:
    Please contact the Police assistance line on 131 444 for information on disposal and collection of ammunition, grenades and safety fuses.

    Animals (Deceased):
    Please contact your local vet for details on burial and disposal options (fees may apply). You may also bury small animals in your back garden. Do not place these animals in your household waste bins.

    Anti-Freeze:  
    Anti-freeze and other automotive chemicals can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Appliances:
    If these cannot be donated or sold, you may place them in a Kerbside Clean Up.

    Asbestos:
    This must not be disposed of in your household waste bins, Kerbside Clean Up or skip bins. A licenced contractor must dispose of this at a licenced facility. Visit Recycling Near You to find a licenced contractor.

    For more information on removal and disposal of Asbestos please see Safe Work NSW.

    Ash:
    If the ash is cold, this can be disposed of in a bag and placed in your red-lidded general waste bin.

    Audio Tapes:
    If these cannot be sold or donated they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up. They should be placed in a container.

    Audio and Video games:
    If these cannot be sold or donated you can take these to one of our E-Waste events or you can check out
    The Bower reuse data base.

    Automotive Fluid:
    This and other automotive chemicals can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.
  • B
    Baits:
    Baits and other poisons can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Batteries (CAR):
    Most car workshops, scrap metal collectors and service stations will accept used car batteries for recycling. Otherwise, please refer to Chemical CleanOut.

    You can also find a battery recycler by visiting the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) website. 
     

    Do not place batteries in your household waste bins.

    Batteries (Household):
    Take A, AAA, C, D and 9V sized batteries to the small item recycling stations in the customer service area of the Council building (Corner MacMahon and Dora Streets Hurstville) , Hurstville Library (corner of Dora and Queen Streets Hurstville) or the Clive James Library, Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street Kogarah) .  This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

    Aldi Stores accept small amounts of household batteries. Collections points are located at the front of most stores. Aldi battery recycling.

    Ikea stores accept small amounts of household batteries. Collection points are located at the front of most stores.Ikea Battery Recycling.

    You can also find a battery recycler by visiting the Australian Battery Recycling Initiative (ABRI) website.

    Beauty Products:
    You can find various options for recycling beauty products through TerraCycle.

    Bicycles:
    If these cannot be sold or donated, you can place these in your Kerbside Clean Up.You can also check out  the  Bower Reuse database or Reverse Garbage to learn about recycling options.

    Blankets:
    If these cannot be donated on or sold, you can check out the Bower Reuse database or they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Bleach:
    This can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut Event.

    Books:
    If these cannot be sold, you can donate them to local charities or given to the Street Library. Check out the Bower Reuse database.
    Otherwise, small amounts of books can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin or in your Kerbside Clean Up.


    Bottles (Glass):
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin or you can recycle them at your closest Return and Earn Reverse Vending Machine.

    Bottle Tops:
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Bottles (Plastic):
    Plastic bottles including milk, juice and soft drink bottles can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Do not place them in plastic bags.Or you can take them to your nearest Return and Earn Reverse Vending Machine.

    Brake Fluid: 
    These and other automotive fuels can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Branches:
    If they are no longer than 1 meter in length or 15cm in diameter they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up. Or visit Recycling Near You website to find other recycling options.

    Bricks and Pavers:
    If these are in good condition, they can be sold or donated. Otherwise, you can view the Bower Reuse Data base or Recycling Near You website to find other recycling options. 

    Broken Glass (Windows /Drinking glasses):
    If these are in small amounts, they can be wrapped and placed in the red-lidded general waste bin. Please do not place broken glass in the yellow-lidded recycling bin. For large amounts visit Recycling Near You website to find other recycling options.

    Bubble Wrap:
    This can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place this in the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Building Materials:
    If these are in good condition they can be donated or sold. Otherwise, visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find businesses who can recycle these items. 

    Bullets, Firearms and Ammunition:
    Please contact the police assistance line on 131 444 for information on disposal and collection of ammunition, grenades and safety fuses.
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    Cameras:
    If these cannot be sold or donated, visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn about other recycling options. 

    Car Baby Seats:
    If these cannot be sold or donated, visit The Bower Reuse Database  or Reverse Garbage to learn about other recycling options. 

    Car Batteries:
    Most car workshops, scrap metal collectors and service stations will accept used car batteries for recycling. Otherwise, you can take these to the Chemical Clean Out.
    Do not place these in your red-lidded general waste bin or place in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Car Bodies/Car Parts:
    If these cannot be donated or sold, visit the Recycling Near You website to learn about other recycling options.
    Do not put car bodies or parts in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Cardboard:
    If you have small amounts which can be flattened down, it can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.
    You can check out the Bower Reuse database or Ikea stores accept household amounts of cardboard. Collection points are located at the front of most stores. Ikea cardboard recycling

    Larger amounts can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up or taken to your closest Waste Management centre.

    Cards:
    Greeting cards can be upcycled or can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Carpets and Underlay:
    Check out the Bower Reuse database,This can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Cassette Tapes:
    If these cannot be sold or donated, they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up in a container.

    Caustic Soda:
    This and other chemicals can be disposed of at a Chemical CleanOut.

    CD Cases, CDs and DVDS:
    Small quantities of these can be disposed of in our small recycle stations at the following locations.
    • Hurstville Civic Centre Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
    • The Hurstville Library Corner of Queen and Dora Street, Hurstville  
    • The Clive James Library Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street 

    This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy.

    Cellophane:
    This can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place this in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Ceramics:
    These can be placed your red-lidded general waste bin. If they are broken they must be wrapped. Please do not place these in the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Charity Stores:
    Visit the Op Shop website to find your nearest charity stores including Salvation Army, the Red Cross Foundation, the Smiths Family and more. 

    Chemicals:
    Chemicals can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Chlorine and Pool Chemicals:
    Chlorine and pool chemicals can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Christmas (Decorations and Lights):
    If these cannot be donated or sold, check out the Bower Reuse Database or they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Christmas Trees (Artificial)
    If these cannot be donated or sold, check out the Bower Reuse Database or they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Christmas Trees Live:
    You may place smaller branches and needles in your green-lidded garden organics bin. For larger branches, you can place these in your Kerbside Clean Up if they are tied and bundled.

    Cigarette Butts:
    These can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place these in the yellow-lidded recycle bin.

    Cling Wrap:
    This may be placed in the red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place this in the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Clothing:
    If these cannot be sold, you can donate them to charity, selected clothing stores or recycle at local upcycling centres. Or check out the Bower Reuse Database. You can also donate these online to people in need through an online donation organisation. Otherwise, you can book a clothing cleanup, place in your red-lidded general waste bin or Kerbside Clean Up.

    Please note: Charity stores do not accept damaged goods and some stores may be temporarily closed.

    Items which are placed near or around clothing donation bins are classified as illegally dumped.

    Coat Hangers:
    These can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Coffee Cups (takeaway):
    If you are a business, you can partner with Simply Cups to encourage your customers to recycle their cups which would otherwise go to landfill.

    Coffee Grounds:
    These can be placed in your worm farm or compost bin. Alternatively, you can place these in the red-lidded general waste bin if they are bagged.

    Coffee Pods (Plastic/Aluminium):
    Visit Recycling Near You to find recycling options, or Terracycle for their recycling programs.

    Commercial Waste:
    Do not place commercial waste in residential bins or public bins. Business owners must organise the removal of their waste through commercial waste services. If your commercial business has surplus foods, contact companies like Yume who provide a platform for distributing quality surplus foods.

    Computers and Accessories:
    These can be recycled at councils E-Waste Drop Off. Or you can check out the Bower Reuse Database.

    Concrete:
    The Bower Reuse Database and Recycling Near You can offer recycling and upcycling options or these items can be taken to your local Waste Management Centre (fees may apply).

    Cooking Oil:
    This can be disposed of at the Chemical CleanOut

    Composting Equipment:
    You can place food scraps in your composting bin, worm farm or bokashi bin. Join the Compost Revolution with 50% off a compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin + FREE delivery courtesy of Georges River Council. Head on over to the Compost Revolution to claim your discount. (Georges River Council residents only).

    Corks:
    These can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Please do not put these in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Corrosives:
    Corrosives such as acids and chemicals can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Cutlery (Plastic):
    These can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Please do not put these in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
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    Demolition Waste:
    Visit Recycling Near You to learn about recycling and disposal options. 

    Dialysis Waste:
    You can dispose of medical waste at local hospitals.

    Diesel:
    Diesels and other fuels can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Disposable Nappies:
    These can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Please do not place these in the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Documents:
    Paper documents can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin. Please do not place shredded paper in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. Shredded paper can also be used in your compost bin.

    DVD Cases:
     Small quantities of these can be disposed of in our small recycle stations at the following locations.
    • Hurstville Civic Centre Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
    • The Hurstville Library Corner of Queen and Dora Street, Hurstville  
    • The Clive James Library Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street 
    This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. Otherwise you may place these in your red-lidded general waste bin. Large amounts can be boxed and placed out for the Kerbside Clean Up. Please do not place these in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    DVDs:
    Small quantities of these can be disposed of in our small recycle stations at the following locations.
    • Hurstville Civic Centre Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
    • The Hurstville Library Corner of Queen and Dora Street, Hurstville  
    • The Clive James Library Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street 
    This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. Otherwise you may place these in your red-lidded general waste bin. Large amounts can be boxed and placed out for the Kerbside Clean UpPlease do not place these in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
  • E
    E-Waste:
    If your usable electrical items cannot be sold or donated you can visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find other recycling options.George River Council offer Quarterly events for E-Waste Drop OffOnly selected items are accepted, please view our website for details.

    The Reconnect Project accepts various E-Waste items for repair. 

    Electric Blankets:
    If these cannot be donated you can visit the Bower Reuse Database. Or these can be placed out in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Electrical Cords:
    These can be taken to the E-Waste Drop Off

    Envelopes:
    With or without windows these can be placed in the yellow-lidded recycling bin. Please do not place shredded paper in the yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Exercise Equipment:
    If these items cannot be sold on or donated visit the Bower Reuse Database. Or these can be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up.

    Eyeglasses:
    Visit the Op Shop website to find a local charity store who accepts these. 
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    Fabric:
    If these cannot be donated or sold, You can visit the Bower Reuse Database or these can be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up.

    Fence Palings:
    Visit Recycling Near You to learn about recycling options, or these can be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up.

    Fibro:
    This must not be disposed of in your household waste bins, Kerbside Clean Up or skip bins. A licenced contractor must dispose of this at a licenced facility. Visit Recycling Near You to find a licenced contractor.

    Fire Extinguishers:
    You can dispose of these at the Chemical CleanOut.

    Flares:
    For disposal, contact Services NSW.

    Flowers (Artificial)
    These can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin.

    Flowers (Live)
    These can be placed in your Green-lidded garden organics waste bin. You can also place these in your compost bin or garden.

    Fluorescent Tubes and Globes:
    These can be disposed of in the Chemical CleanOut. Ikea also accept Fluorescent tubes and globes at some stores. Visit Recycling Near You to learn about other recycling options. Please do not place these in your household waste bins.

    Foam (Polystyrene):
    Visit the Expanded Polystyrene Service website for recycling options. Otherwise, small amounts can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. 

    Foods (Including Fruit Vegetable Scraps):
    These can be placed in your compost bin, worm farm or bokashi bin. Alternatively, you can place your food waste in your red-lidded general waste bin.

    Fridges/Freezers: 
    If you cannot donate or sell these, visit the Bower Reuse Database or you can place them in your Kerbside Clean UpAlternatively, visit Recycling Near You to learn about other recycling options. 
  • G
    Garden and Green waste:
    This can be placed in your green-lidded garden organics bin. Small amounts can also be placed in your compost bin. Larger amounts of green waste can be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up but must be tied and bundled.

    Garden hoses:
    These can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place them in your green-lidded garden organics bin.

    Garden ornaments and furniture:
    Unwanted items in good condition can be donated or sold. Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near you for more recycling options .Otherwise they can be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up.

    Gas Bottles:
    Unwanted gas bottles can be taken to the Chemical CleanOut.

    Glad Wrap/Bags:
    Visit TerraCycle form information on their Glad food care free program.

    Glass Jars and Bottles:
    These can be donated or sold. Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near you for more recycling options.  Alternatively, they can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.

    Grass Clippings:
    Grass clippings can be placed in your compost bin. These can also be placed in your green-lidded garden organics bin unbagged. 

    Greeting Cards:
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin.

    Guns and Explosives:
    Contact the Police assistance line on 131 444 for information on safe disposal.

    Guttering Metal:
    If these are in good condition they can be donated or sold. Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You for more recycling options.

    Gyprock/Plasterboard:  
    Building materials can not be placed in your household waste bins or in your Kerbside Clean Up. Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You for more recycling options.
  • H
    Herbicides:
    These can be disposed in the Chemical CleanOut.

    Hot Water Systems:
    Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn about recycling options.

    Household Cleaning Products:
    These can be taken to the Chemical CleanOut. Household cleaning products packaging can be recycled through TerraCycle see website for details.
  • I
    Ink cartridges:
    Visit the Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. Do not place these in your household waste bins. 

    Insulation batts:
    This must not be disposed of in your household waste bins, Kerbside Clean Up or skip bins. A licenced contractor must dispose of this at a licenced facility. Visit Recycling Near You to find a licenced contractor.
  • J
    Jars and Jar lids:
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin if they are un-bagged.
     
    Juice Cartons and Poppers:
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
     
    Junk Mail:
    This can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin without any plastic packaging. You can avoid Junk Mail if you place a ‘No Junk Mail’ sign on your letter box.
  • K
    Kitchen Cupboards:
    These can be sold or donated.you can view the Bower Reuse Data base or Recycling Near You website to find other recycling options. These cannot be placed out for the Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Kitchen Sinks:
    Visit the Bower Reuse Data base or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these.
    These cannot be placed out for the Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Kitty Litter:
    Place this in a bag and into the red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place this in the green-lidded garden organics bin.
  • L
    Laminated Paper:
    Please place in your red-lidded general waste bin. Do not put this in your Yellow-lidded recycle bin.
     
    Laundry Tubs (Metal):
    Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. 

    Do not place these in your household waste bins or your Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Lawn Mower:
    If these cannot be sold or donated, Otherwise, you may place them in the Kerbside Clean Up.  
     
    Leaves:
    These can be placed in the green-lidded garden organics bin or compost bin.
     
    Light Globes:
    Old halogen light bulbs can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin wrapped in paper.

    Please do not place fluorescent bulbs in the general waste bin, these can be disposed of at the Chemical CleanOut.

    Ikea stores accept light globes. Collection points can be found at the front of most stores. Ikea light globe recycling
     
    Linen and Manchester:
    If this cannot sold or donated, Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. You may also donate these to local charities. Or they can be placed out in your Kerbside Clean Up if they are bagged.
     
    Lino Flooring:
    If this cannot sold or donated, Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. This can also be placed in the Kerbside Clean Up in lengths of no longer than 1.5 meters. 
     
    Logs and Stumps:
    You can find where to recycling these by visiting the Recycling Near You website. 

    Please do not place these in the Kerbside Clean Up.
  • M
    Magazines:
    If these cannot be sold or donated to charities, they can be place in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
     
    Magnets:
    These can be placed in the red-lidded general waste bin.
     
    Marine Flares (Expired):
    You can visit the Services NSW website to view information on the Expired Marine Flares Collection Program, including dates, times and locations of collection points. 

    Mattresses:
    You can view the Bower Reuse Database  or Recycling Near You website to find places to recycle these.  Alternatively, these can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up. Please note these are to be placed to the side of your collection, to be collected by a recycle contractor on an alternative day.
     
    Meat trays:
    Foam meat trays can be placed in the red-lidded general waste bin. Do not place these in the yellow-lidded recycle bin.
     
    Medicines:
    Most chemist/pharmacies accept unwanted, expired or excess medicines for safe disposal. Please check with your nearest store for further information. Or you can visit The Pharmacy Guild of Australia for more information on disposing of these responsibly.
     
    Metal:
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places to recycle these.
     
    Only small metal items can be placed out for the Kerbside Clean Up. Building materials are not accepted.
     
    Mirrors:
    If these are in good condition these can be sold or donated to charities. View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places to recycle these.

    Please do not place these in your Kerbside CleanUp.
     
    Mobile Phones:

     Small quantities of these can be disposed of in our small recycle stations at the following locations.

    • Hurstville Civic Centre Corner Dora and MacMahon Streets, Hurstville
    • The Hurstville Library Corner of Queen and Dora Street, Hurstville  
    • The Clive James Library Kogarah Town Square, Belgrave Street 

    This project is a NSW Environment Protection Authority, Waste Less, Recycle More initiative, funded from the waste levy. 

    Motor Oil:

    You can drop these off at Council's Chemical CleanOut Event. You may also visit the Recycling Near You website to find places to recycle these.
  • N
    Nappies:
    These can be placed in the red-lidded general waste bin.
     
    Needles and Syringes:
    Local hospitals accept needles and syringes. If you see a needle in a public place, please do not touch it. Instead, call the Needle Clean-Up Hotline on 1800 633 353. This call centre will take reports from the public about dumped needles and syringes anywhere within NSW. 
     
    Newspapers:
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycling bin or compost bin.
  • O
    Oil (Cooking and Motor):
    These can be dropped off at Councils Chemical CleanOut event. Alternatively view the Recycling Near You   for other options.
     
    Ovens:
    If you cannot sell or donate these to charities, Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn about recycling options. They can also be disposed of in your Kerbside Clean Up.
     
  • P
    Paints:
    This can be disposed of in Chemical CleanUp events. Otherwise, you can visit the Recycling Near You website to find places that recycle these.

    Please do not place these in your Kerbside Clean Up or household waste bins.
     
    Paper:
    You can dispose of this in your yellow-lidded recycle bin. If there is no plastic on the paper, it can be composted in your compost bin, worm farm or bokashi.
     
    Pesticides:
    These can be disposed of in a Chemical CleanOut event.
     
    Petrol:
    Dispose of this in Councils Chemical CleanOut event.
     
    Phone Books:
    You can place these in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. If you want to cancel a phone book service, visit Directory Select.
     
    Photos and Photo Frames:
    These can be placed into your red-lidded general waste bin. Please wrap these in newspaper (or similar) before disposing.

    Pizza Boxes:
    If pizza boxes do not have a lot of food waste and oils on them, they can be recycled in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. If they do have a lot, you can place it in your red-lidded general waste bin. 
     
    Plastics (General):
    Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. You can learn more about which plastics can be recycled by visiting the Australasian Recycling Label (ARL) website. 
     
    Plastic Bags:
    These can be recycled at drop off points at major supermarkets in your local area. View the Recycling Near You website or the RedCycle website to find these locations.

    Otherwise, these can be disposed of in the red-lidded general waste bin.
     
    Plastic Film:
    Visit the RedCycle website to find drop off recycling locations. Otherwise, you can place these in your red-lidded general waste bin.  
     
    Plastic Pot Plants:
    These can be placed in the red-lidded general waste bin or placed out in your Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Plastic Toys:
    Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. Visit TerraCycle for information on their toy recycle program. Toys can be sold or donated to charities if they are in good condition. Otherwise, they can be placed out in your Kerbside Clean Up.

    Poisons:
    Please dispose of these in the Chemical CleanOut event.
     
    Polystyrene:
    You can visit the Recycling Near You website to find locations which recycle this. 

    Alternatively, small amounts can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Please do not place these in the yellow-lidded recycling bin. 
     
    Pool Chemicals:
    You can take pool chemicals to Councils Chemical CleanOut event.
     
    Pots and Pans:
    Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. If these cannot be sold or donated to charities, you can put small amounts of these in your red-lidded general waste bin. Otherwise, please place these in your Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Power Tools:
    Visit the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to learn where to recycle these. These can be sold or donated to charities. Otherwise, they can be placed in your Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Printer Cartridges:
    You can visit the Recycling Near You website to find more about Cartridges for Planet Ark.
      
  • R
    Radios:
    Visit the bower and reverse garbage to learn of more recycling options . If these cannot be sold or donated to charities, you can place these in your the kerbside clean up.

    Refrigerators:
    Visit the bower and recycling near you to learn of more recycling options . If these cannot be sold or donated to charities . You can also place these in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Rocks:
    View the recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these.
     
    Roof Tiles:
    View the recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. 

    Please do not place these in your kerbside clean up.
  • S
    Sandstone:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. 
     
    Shoes:
    If these cannot be sold or donated to charities, you can place these in the red-lidded general waste bin. You can also visit the recycling near you website for recycling locations. 
     
    Smoke Alarms:
    These can be disposed of in a chemical clean out event.

    Please do not place these in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. 

    Sporting Equipment:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. These can be sold or donated to charities. Otherwise, you can place these in your kerbside clean up.

    Steel Cans:
    These can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin.
     
    Stoves and Ovens
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. These can be sold or donated to charities,  Otherwise, you can place these in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Styrofoam:
    You can visit the Recycling Near You website to find locations which recycle this.

    Alternatively, small amounts can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin. Please do not place these in the yellow-lidded recycling bin. 
     
    Suitcases:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. These can be sold or donated to charities,  Otherwise, you can place these in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Syringes:
    Local hospitals accept needles and syringes. If you see a needle in a public place, please do not touch it. Instead, call the Needle Clean-Up Hotline on 1800 633 353. This call centre will take reports from the public about dumped needles and syringes anywhere within NSW. 
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    Tea Bags:
    These can be composted, otherwise you can dispose of them in the red-lidded general waste bin.
     
    Telephone Books:
    You can place these in your yellow-lidded recycling bin. If you want to cancel a phone book service, visit directory select.

    Telephones (Land line):
    These can be sold or donated to charities. Otherwise, you can dispose of these in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Televisions:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. These can be sold or donated to charities,  Otherwise, they can be taken to Councils E-Waste drop off .

    TerraCycle (free recycling program): 
    Various waste items can be recycled as part of the free TerraCycle program. This program allows you, your school and/or your office to start collecting accepted items and send them for recycling.

    Some items that you can recycle include beauty products, bread bag clips, personal hygiene products, coffee/tea capsules and stationary.

    For information on how to participate, visit the TerraCycle website.
     
    Tiles:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. 
     
    Timber:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these. 
     
    Tools:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these.

    Alternatively, these can be placed in your red-lidded general waste bin.
     
    Toys:
    View the bower reuse database or recycling near you website to find places which can recycle these.Visit TerraCycle for information on their recycle program. Toys can be sold or donated to charities if they are in good condition. Otherwise, they can be placed in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Tree Trucks:
    You can find where to recycling these by visiting the recycling near you website. You may also take these to your local waste management centre (fees apply).

    Please do not place these in the kerbside clean up.

    Trolleys
    Residents are encouraged to report abandoned trolleys so they can be collected. Abandoned trolleys can obstruct roads or footpaths, become a trip hazard, or end up in our waterways.

    Please report trolleys to:
    Company How to Report
    Woolworths
    Big W
    Dan Murphy's
    Ikea
    Online: Complete the Report A Trolley form on the Trolley Tracker website
    App: Download the free Trolley Tracker app from App Store or Google Play Store
    Phone: 1800 641 497 (7 days, 8am-6pm)
    Coles
    Kmart
    Target
    Bunnings
    First Choice
    Online: Complete the Abandoned Trolley form on the Coles Website
    App: Download the free Coles app from App Store or Google Play Store
    Phone: 1800 876 553 (1800 TROLLEY) 7 days, 24 hours a day
    Aldi Online: Complete the Lost Trolleys form on the Aldi website
     
    Tyres and Wheels:
    You can visit the Tyre Cycle website to find your local tyre recycler. Otherwise, contact your local waste management centre (fees apply).

    Please do not place these in your Kerbside Clean Up.
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    Vacuum Cleaner Dust:
    This can be disposed of in your compost bin or red-lidded general waste bin.
     
    Vacuum Cleaners:  
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places which can recycle these.If these cannot be sold or donated to charities. Alternatively, you can place these in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Video Cassettes:
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places which can recycle these.If these cannot be sold or donated to charities. Alternatively, you can place these in your kerbside clean up.
     
    Video Games Consoles:
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places which can recycle these.If these cannot be sold or donated to charities. They can also be taken to the E-Waste drop off.

    Vinyl: 
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places which can recycle these.If these cannot be sold or donated to charities. Alternatively, you can place these in your kerbside clean up.
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    Weeds:
    These can be placed in your compost bin or your green-lidded garden organics bin.
     
    White Goods: 
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places which can recycle these.If these cannot be sold or donated to charities. Alternatively, you can place these in your Kerbside Clean Up.
     
    Window Glass:
    View the Bower Reuse Database or Recycling Near You website to find places which can recycle these.

    Please do not place these in your Kerbside CleanUp.

    Wrapping Paper:
    If this does not have a plastic coating, it can be placed in your yellow-lidded recycle bin. Otherwise it must be disposed of in your red-lidded general waste bin.
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    X-ray Images:
    These can be returned to the centre where the x-rays were obtained. Please contact the centre to confirm acceptance. 

    Otherwise, you can visit the Recycling Near You website to find other recycling locations. Or the NSW Department of Planning and Environment site for more options.
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