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Item DescriptionBin Additional Information
Acids

X

Never in your bins - dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Aluminium foil

Recycling

Scrunch it into a loose ball please.
Aluminium foil traysRecycling

Scrape off any leftover food - but it's OK if there's still a little bit attached.

AppliancesXIf your used white goods are in good enough condition to reuse, please donate to a worthy cause.

Never put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019
AsbestosXAsbestos is only accepted at Grantville Transfer Station
AshOrganicsAdd wood or charcoal ash to compost or gardens to improve and condition the soil (this is the safest method of disposal). Cooled ashes can be placed in the organics bin - but make make sure ashes are completely cold and avoid a fire risk.
Baking paperLandfillBaking paper cannot be recycled and is not accepted in our organics bins
Band aidsLandfill
BalloonsLandfillNever use balloons outdoors; they can hurt our wildlife - bubbles are a much better way to celebrate!
Batteries - carXNever in your bins - recycle for free at your nearest Waste Facility.
Batteries - householdXNever in your bins - recycle for free at your nearest Waste Facility or Customer Service centre.
Beauty products

Landfill

Leftover product goes into landfill - check the packaging to see whether the packaging can be recycled. You can also recycle empty beauty products at David Jones stores.
Biros / highlighters / markers / felt tipsLandfillLook out for TerraCycle's recycling program - Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch is a Community Collection Hub for biros / highlighters / markers / felt tips - please let Council's Waste Services team know if your business or community group also provides this service
Biscuit packets (outer wrapper)LandfillSoft plastics can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
Biscuit traysRecycling
Blankets / beddingLandfillGet in touch with your local animal shelter or wildlife carer - many accept bedding donations to help keep animals warm and comfy.
Bones and meat scrapsOrganics
BooksRecyclingIf your books are in good enough condition to be reused, please donate them to a worthy cause.
Bottles - glassRecycling
Bottles - plasticRecycling
Bottle tops / bottle capsLandfillLoose bottle tops/caps are too small to be recycled through your kerbside bin. If you can re-attach it to the bottle, it will be recycled - but loose bottle tops/caps are sent to landfill.
Bread bags

Landfill

Soft plastics can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
Bread clipsLandfillBunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch collects bread clips for recycling - please let Council's Waste Services team know if your business or community group also provides this service
BricksX

Bricks can be disposed of at Council's Transfer Stations in Grantville, Wonthaggi and Inverloch - the cost varies depending on the type/quantity of bricks, so check with the waste facility for further details

Bubble wrapLandfillSoft plastics can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
Building / construction wasteXBuilding / construction waste can be disposed of at Council's Transfer Stations in Grantville, Wonthaggi and Inverloch - check with the waste facility for further details. Trucks and skip bins can only be accepted at Grantville and are charged by weight.
Butter wrappersLandfill
Cans - aluminiumRecycling

By 2023, Victoria will have a Container Deposit Scheme - so you'll be able to get cash for your cans!

Cans - steelRecycling
CardboardRecyclingPlain cardboard (not printed or shiny cardboard) can also go in your Organics bin, if you're running out of room in your Recycling bin. Waxed cardboard (eg some fruit boxes) must go in your landfill bin.
Cardboard - waxedLandfill
CD's

Landfill

Check with your nearest opp shop - some charities still accept donations of CD's.
CD cases

Landfill

CD cases cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
Cellophane

Landfill

Soft plastics can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
CeramicsLandfill
ChemicalsXNever in your bins - dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Chip and cracker packets (silver lined)

Landfill

Soft plastics can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
Cleaning product bottlesRecyclingEmpty containers only please - if the container still has product in it, please dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Cling wrap / cling filmLandfillSome brands of cling wrap/film can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
ClothesLandfillIf your clothes are in good enough condition to reuse, please donate them to a worthy cause.
Coffee cups

Landfill

Always landfill - even if they have a recycling logo or are marked as compostable.
Best option? Remember your 'keep cup' and avoid waste altogether!

Coffee cup lidsLandfillAlways landfill - even if they have a recycling logo or are marked as compostable.
Best option? Remember your 'keep cup' and avoid waste altogether!
Coffee grounds and teaOrganics
Coffee pods / capsulesLandfillCheck with the manufacturer - some brands offer recycling services
Cooking oilXSmall household quantities (up to 200mL) can go into your organics bin. Commercial quantities must be disposed of through private waste contractors.
CorkOrganics
CosmeticsLandfillLeftover product goes into landfill - check the packaging to see whether the packaging can be recycled. You can also recycle empty beauty products at David Jones stores.
Dairy productsOrganicsPlease remove any waxy rinds from cheese - these need to go into your landfill bin.
Dead animalsOrganics
DoonasLandfillGet in touch with your local animal shelter or wildlife carer - many accept bedding donations to help keep animals warm and comfy.
DVD'sLandfillCheck with your nearest opp shop - some charities still accept donations of DVD's.
DVD casesLandfill

DVD cases can't be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.

DoorsXCheck with your nearest Waste Facility.
E-wasteXNever put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019.
EggshellsOrganics
ElectronicsXNever put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019.
FabricLandfill
Fish and seafoodOrganics
Fluorescent lights / tubesXNever in your bins - recycle for free at your nearest Waste Facility. **Service not available at Inverloch Transfer Station.
Foam / polystyreneLandfillFoam and polystyrene cannot be recycled through your Recycling bin - even though it may have a 'recycling symbol' printed on it.
Food pouches - yoghurt etc.Landfill

Food pouches cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin - no, not even the hard caps.

Food scrapsOrganicsEvery kind of food scrap! Bones, citrus, seafood shells, everything!
Fruit scrapsOrganics

Even citrus. Avocado stones. Pineapple heads. Mouldy bananas. All fruit!

FurnitureXIf it's in good condition, take it to your preferred opp shop. If it's not reusable, take it to your nearest Waste Facility.
Gas bottles / gas cylindersXGas bottles and cylinders must never be placed into kerbside bins - they can be recycled for a small fee at Council's transfer stations in Wonthaggi, Grantville and Inverloch.

Please note that gas bottles and cylinders can not be accepted as scrap metal for safety reasons.

Glass - beverage bottles, food jars etc.RecyclingBy 2023, Victoria will have a Container Deposit Scheme - so you'll be able to get cash for (some of) your glass beverage bottles!
Glass - broken windows, pyrex, mirrors, oven glass, drinking glasses, vasesLandfillPlease wrap before placing in your landfill bin. Never place these kinds of glass in your recycling bin.
GluesXNever in your bins - dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Grass clippingsOrganics
Hair (human and pet)Organics
Hand tools - hammers, screwdriversXIf it's in good condition, take it to your preferred opp shop. If it's not reusable, take it to your nearest Waste Facility.
Household chemicalsXNever in your bins - dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Ink cartridges

Landfill

Ink cartridges can be recycled! Harvey Norman stores in Wonthaggi and Cowes as well as Australia Post stores are drop off locations for recycling ink cartridges.
Insect sprayXNever in your bins - dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Jar lids / tops

Landfill

Loose jar lids/tops are too small to be recycled through your kerbside bin. If you can re-attach it to the jar, it will be recycled - but loose bottle jar lids/tops are sent to landfill.
Juice cartons - liquid paperboardLandfillThese used to be accepted in our recycling bins, but they are not actually being recycled, so please put them in your landfill bin.
Kitty litter - compostableOrganicsCompostable kitty litter can go in your organics bin - if it's not compostable, please dispose of in your landfill bin.
Kitty litterLandfillCompostable kitty litter can go in your organics bin - if it's not compostable, please dispose of in your landfill bin.
Light globes - incandescent globes and halogensLandfillPlease wrap before placing in your landfill bin. Never place light globes in your recycling bin.
Light globes - Fluorescent tubes, compact fluoros (CFLs), HIDs and metal halidesXNever in your bins - recycle for free at your nearest Waste Facility. **Service not available at Inverloch Transfer Station.
Lolly wrappersLandfillMany confectionary bags are soft plastic, so can be accepted through the REDcycle program at your local Woolworths or Coles store.

Magazines

Recycling

Check with your nearest opp shop - someone else might love to read your old mags! Primary schools and kindergartens often accept them for use in their art projects.

Mattresses

X

Recycle at your nearest Waste Facility - charges apply.
Meat scraps and bonesOrganics
MetalXAluminium and steel cans can go in your recycling bin - but take scrap metal to your nearest Waste Facility for recycling.
Mobile PhonesXNever in your bins. Recycle for free at your nearest Waste Facility.
Motor oilXNever in your bins. Recycle up to 20L for free at your nearest Waste Facility.
Nail polishXNever in your bins. Dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Nappy - clothLandfill
Nappy - disposableLandfill
NewspaperRecyclingNewspaper can also go in your Organics bin, if you're running out of room in your Recycling bin.
Office furnitureXIf it's in good condition, take it to your preferred opp shop. If it's not reusable, take it to your nearest Waste Facility.
Oil - cookingXSmall household quantities (up to 200mL) can go into your organics bin. Commercial quantities must be disposed of through private waste contractors.
Oil - motor

X

Never in your bins. Recycle up to 20L for free at your nearest Waste Facility.
Oral care wasteLandfillLook out for TerraCycle's recycling program - San Remo Primary School in San Remo and Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch are Community Collection Hubs for oral care waste - please let Council's Waste Services team know if your business or community group also provides this service
PaintXNever in your bins. Paint can be recycled through the Paintback program at Wonthaggi Transfer Station.

Council hopes to offer this service at other waste facilities in the future. Alternatively, dispose of paint through the Detox Your Home program.

Paint tins - emptyXEmpty paint tins (scraped clean) can be recycled for free at your nearest Waste Facility.
PaperRecyclingPlain paper (not glossy, printed paper) can also go in your Organics bin, if you're running out of room in your Recycling bin.
Paper strawsLandfillWhilst actually made of paper; these look so much like plastic straws that they are treated as contamination by our processors when found in our organic waste loads.
Paper towelOrganicsIf you have paper towel for drying hands in your workplace's bathroom, install a bin just for the used paper towel - this can be emptied directly into your organics bin.
Perfume bottlesLandfillPerfume bottles cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.
PetrolXNever in your bins. Dispose of through Detox Your Home program.
Plant potsLandfillPlant pots cannot be recycled through your Recycling bin. Check with your local nursery before you throw them in your landfill bin though: some nurseries accept plant pots for recycling.
Plastic bagsLandfill

Don't forget to bring your own reusable bags!
You can recycle soft plastics at some supermarkets through Redcycle

Plastic cutleryLandfillPlastic cutlery can't be recycled through your Recycling bin. These problematic single use plastics will be banned across Victoria by 2023.
Plastic platesRecyclingThese problematic single use plastics will be banned across Victoria by 2023.
Plastic strawsLandfillPlastic straws can't be recycled through your Recycling bin. These problematic single use plastics will be banned across Victoria by 2023.
Polystyrene

Landfill

Polystyrene cannot be recycled through your Recycling bin - even though it may have a 'recycling symbol' printed on it.
Power toolsXNever put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility (fees apply). Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019.
Seafood and fishOrganics
ShoesLandfillIf your shoes are in good enough condition to reuse, please donate them to a worthy cause.
Shredded paperRecyclingShredded paper can also go in your Organics bin, if you're running out of room in your Recycling bin. Pop it in a paper bag or wrap in newspaper so it doesn't blow away when your bins are emptied.
StationeryLandfillPens, hole punches, binders - if your stationery is in good enough condition to reuse, please donate to a worthy cause.

Look out for TerraCycle's recycling program - Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch is a Community Collection Hub for biros / highlighters / markers / felt tips - please let Council's Waste Services team know if your business or community group also provides this service.

Steel cansRecycling
SwimwearLandfillIf your swimwear is in good enough condition to reuse, please donate to a worthy cause.
SyringesXNever put syringes in your bins - sharps containers can be collected from Council free of charge.
Tea and coffee groundsOrganics
TelevisionsXNever put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019.
Tiles

Landfill

Small broken tiles go can into your landfill bin - to dispose of bulk amounts of tiles, head to your nearest Waste Facility.
Timber

X

Untreated wood pieces can go into your organics bin, but timber and timber products need to be disposed of at your nearest Waste Facility. **Service not available at Cowes Recycling Bank.
TissuesOrganicsYes - even used tissues, with organic material attached.
ToothbrushesLandfillLook out for TerraCycle's recycling program - San Remo Primary School in San Remo and Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch are Community Collection Hubs for oral care waste - please let Council's Waste Services team know if your business or community group also provides this service
Toothpaste tubesLandfillLook out for TerraCycle's recycling program - San Remo Primary School in San Remo and Bunurong Environment Centre in Inverloch are Community Collection Hubs for oral care waste - please let Council's Waste Services team know if your business or community group also provides this service
TowelsLandfillGet in touch with your local animal shelter or wildlife carer - many accept used towel donations to help keep animals warm and comfy.
Toys - poweredXIf your used toys are in good enough condition to reuse, please donate to a worthy cause.

Never put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019.
Toys - unpoweredLandfill

If your used toys are good enough condition to reuse, please donate to a worthy cause.

If not, they must go into your landfill bin. Plastic toys are not recyclable through your kerbside recycling bin.

TyresXTyres can be recycled at Council's Transfer Stations in Grantville, Wonthaggi and Inverloch - the cost varies depending on the size/type of tyre, so check with the waste facility for further details
Vacuum cleaner dust

Landfill

Vegetable scrapsOrganics
Vinyl

Landfill

Vitamin bottles/steel tubesRecycling
WatchesX

Never put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019.

WaxLandfillOld candles, waxy rinds from cheeses etc
Waxed cardboardLandfill
WeedsOrganicsYes, even the weeds that can't be accepted as green waste at our transfer stations - like agapanthus, blackberry, mirror bush and english ivy.
White goodsXIf your used white goods are in good enough condition to reuse, please donate to a worthy cause.

Never put e-waste in your bins - recycle at your nearest Waste Facility. Some items are free, like mobile phones, TV's, computers and tablets - other items will incur a fee. Anything with a battery or a cord is deemed e-waste; the State Government banned e-waste from landfill in 2019
X-rays

Landfill

There is a company in Melbourne that you can post x-rays to for recycling:

CMA Ecocycle
1-5 Reo Crescent
Campbellfield VIC 3061
03 9308 9415

Check with your local Health Provider about whether they can accept your x-rays for recycling – if they do not already provide this service, perhaps they could consider becoming a collection point for Ecocycle or another similar company.

Yoghurt containersRecycling
Zip lock bagsLandfillSoft plastics can be recycled at some supermarkets through Redcycle
???? Not on the list?#notonthelistGive our Waste Services team a call on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or send us an email - basscoast@basscoast.vic.gov.au