A-Z waste and recycling guide

This A-Z guide will help you use your kerbside recycling and green waste bin service. We’ve also listed recycling and disposal options for items that aren’t accepted in your kerbside bins.

Remember, when using your recycling bin;

  • All containers must be empty
  • No need to rinse, just scrape clean
  • No hazardous chemical containers
  • Keep recycling loose – no plastic bags

If you have good quality, clean items that someone else could use, check to see if your local charity shop will accept them. But please only donate items that you would be prepared to wear or use again.

If you have an item that is not listed here, please contact Council on info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au for advice on recycling and waste disposal options.

A

Aerosol cans (empty)

Aluminium cans

Aluminium trays/foil (clean)

Single-use aluminium cooking trays and foil must NOT contain food. Please scrape excess food from trays.

Animal droppings

B

Baking paper

Batteries (household only)

Collection containers for AAA, AA, D, C, button and 6v & 9v batteries are located at;

  • Council offices
  • Queenscliff Post Office
  • Queenscliffe Neighbourhood House
  • Sea All Dolphin Swims
  • IGA Point Lonsdale
  • Point Lonsdale News & Post Office

Visit Recycle your Batteries for more details.

Beer bottles

Berry punnets

The clear plastic container usually holding strawberries, blue berries etc

Biscuit trays

biscuit trays

The clear plastic tray that holds the biscuits. The external wrapping should be placed in your waste bin.

Blister packs (tablets)

blister pack

The plastic and foil sheet containing tablets. Must be empty. Please place any unused tablets in your waste bin.

Books

Bottles (glass & plastic)

Bottle tops

Boxes (cereal, biscuits etc)

Boxes (waxed cardboard)

Branches

  • Branches between 5cm and 10cm in diameter should NOT be longer than 30cm;
  • Branches or tree limbs thicker than 10cm in diameter should not be placed in the green waste bin.

Large tree limbs and stumps should be taken to the landfill facility near Drysdale (charges apply).
Visit Your Green Waste Bin for more details.

Bread bag clips

To ensure these small plastic clips can be easily handled during the collection and sorting process, place them inside a sealed plastic container (eg an empty ice cream container) and place in your recycling bin.

Bread bag ties

These plastic and wire ties cannot be recycled and should be placed in your waste bin.

Broken glass

All broken glass should be placed in your waste bin. Broken glass in recycling bins presents a safety hazard to workers on the conveyor belt who sort through recycling.

C

Cans (aluminium & steel)

Cardboard boxes (flattened)

Large cardboard boxes such as removalist boxes, appliance boxes (eg fridges, televisions etc) should be flattened

Cellophane

Ceramics

Good quality earthenware pottery, stoneware or porcelain can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Ceramics unsuitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin.

Cereal boxes

Cereal boxes (plastic insert)

The plastic bag containing cereal should be placed in your waste bin. This ‘soft’ plastic cannot be recycled through the kerbside recycling bin service.

CDs

CDs are not recyclable through the kerbside recycling bin, however there are several recycling/reuse options;

CDs are accepted for recycling at;

  • GT Recycling
    100 Point Henry Road, Moolap
    P: 5248 0473

CDs can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

CDs that are not in working condition should be placed in your kerbside waste bin. The plastic CD case can be placed in your recycling bin.

CD/DVD cases

Cases can be placed in your recycling bin, but remove the cardboard title page first.

Christmas lights/fairy lights

These lights cannot be recycled through the kerbside recycling bin. However local recycling options include;

Drop off at Council’s annual e-waste collection event. See E-waste drop-off event for more details.

Accepted for recycling at:

  • GDP Industries Geelong
    6 Baxter Road, Geelong
    P: 5278 9411
    Charges apply

If these options do not suit, place Christmas lights in your waste bin.

Cling wrap

Clothing

Good quality, clean used clothing can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Clothing cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. Clothing unsuitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin.

Coffee cups (takeaway)

The plastic lid can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. The cup goes in your waste bin.

The thin plastic coating used in takeaway coffee cups makes them unsuitable for recycling with other paper/cardboard.

Coffee pods/capsules

Nespresso brand aluminium coffee pods can be returned to selected locations in Geelong. Visit Recycling at Nespresso for drop-off locations.

All other coffee pods should be placed in the waste bin because the coffee grounds contaminate the recycling stream.

Coat hangers (drycleaner only)

Confectionary wrappers

lolly wrappers

The external wrapping of confectionary eg chocolate bars and ice creams cannot be recycled through the kerbside recycling bin. They should be placed in the waste bin, along with chip packets and lolly bags.

Corks

Cosmetic jars

Glass or plastic cosmetic jars should be empty. Empty tubes of hand cream also accepted in your recycling bin.

Cut flowers

Crockery

Good quality, clean crockery can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Ceramic and porcelain crockery, corning ware and pyrex cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. Crockery unsuitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin.

Cutlery (metal)

Good quality, clean metal cutlery can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Metal cutlery not suitable for reuse or resale can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.

Cutlery (plastic)

To ensure your plastic cutlery is easily handled during the collection and sorting process, place items inside a sealed plastic container (eg an empty ice cream container) and place in your recycling bin.

D

Deli/butchers paper

Detergent bottles

Deodorant (spray & roll-on)

Disposable razor

Dog poo

Drinking glasses

Beer, wine & sauce bottles and glass jars are made from high quality glass that can be recycled a million times over. However, drinking glasses are made using a different chemical composition that makes them unsuitable for recycling. In fact, drinking glasses found in recycling are considered contamination and could result in the entire load of glass being sent to landfill.

Glasses (wine & drinking) and broken glasses cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. They should be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

Good quality, clean wine and drinking glasses can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

DVDs

DVDs are not recyclable through your recycling bin, however there are several recycling/reuse options;

DVDs are accepted for recycling at;

  • GT Recycling
    100 Point Henry Road, Moolap
    P: 5248 0473

DVDs in working condition can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

DVDs that are not suitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin. The plastic DVD case can be placed in your recycling bin.

DVD/CD cases

Cases can be placed in your recycling bin, but remove the cardboard title page first.

E

Egg cartons

Electrical appliances

Broken and unwanted e-waste cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. However local recycling options include;

Televisions & computers/equipment
Accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only) at:
Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre
Becks Road (off Murradoc Road), Drysdale
Operating Hours: 8am – 4.15pm
P: 5251 2935

Drop off at Council’s annual e-waste collection event. See E-waste drop-off event for more details.

Accepted for recycling at:

  • GDP Industries Geelong
    6 Baxter Road, Geelong
    P: 5278 9411
    Charges apply

If these options do not suit, place e-waste in your waste bin.

Electronics

Broken and unwanted e-waste cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. However local recycling options include;

Televisions & computers/equipment
Accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only) at:
Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre
Becks Road (off Murradoc Road), Drysdale
Operating Hours: 8am – 4.15pm
P: 5251 2935

Drop off at Council’s annual e-waste collection event. See E-waste drop-off event for more details.

Accepted for recycling at:

  • GDP Industries Geelong
    6 Baxter Road, Geelong
    P: 5278 9411
    Charges apply

If these options do not suit, place e-waste in your waste bin.

Envelopes (all types)

F

Fabric/clothing

Good quality, clean used blankets and clothing can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Blankets and clothing cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. If unsuitable for reuse or resale, they should be placed in your waste bin.

Fish & chips paper (no food)

Flowers

Fluorescent tubes

Fluorescent tubes/lights CANNOT be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include;

  • Drop your fluorescent tubes and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) into Council offices for recycling through the Blinky Bulb program. Domestic quantities only. Visit Recycle Fluoros for more details.
  • Accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only) at:
    Geelong Resource Recover Centre
    100 Douro Street, North Geelong
    Ph: 5272 2613

Foam meat trays

foam tray

Food scraps

Includes food scraps such as vegetables, fruit, meat, dairy products, cake & bread, teabags & coffee.

Food scraps cannot be accepted through Council’s kerbside green waste bin because the processing system is not designed to receive organic (food) waste. The acceptance of food requires a higher level of processing technology and EPA licensing.

Food scraps should be placed in your kerbside waste bin. Alternatively, use a worm farm or compost bin.

Food wrappers

food wrappers

The external plastic wrapping including frozen food bags (eg frozen chips, vegetables etc), bread bags, biscuit packets (not the inside tray), plastic insert of cereal boxes, chip packets, muesli bar & confectionary wrappers.

This plastic wrapping cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. They should be placed in the waste bin.

Freezer bags (plastic)

All plastic bags should be placed in your waste bin. Includes fruit & vegetable bags, delicatessen plastic bags and plastic bags used for freezing meat products.

Fruit punnets

The clear plastic container usually holding strawberries, blue berries etc

Fruit/vegetable plastic bags

fruit vege bags

All plastic bags should be placed in your waste bin.

G

Garden hose

Garden hoses contaminate the green waste stream and should be placed in your waste bin.

Garden prunings

Ensure your prunings easily fit inside your green waste bin so the bin lid closes. This will prevent loss of items when your bin is sitting on the kerbside awaiting collection.

Gas bottles

Gas bottles are not accepted in your recycling bin. Empty gas bottles (9kg or less) can be dropped off free of charge at;

  • Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre
    Becks Road (off Murradoc Road),  Drysdale
    Operating Hours: 8am – 4.15pm

Gift wrapping paper

Wrapping paper made from paper can go in your recycling bin. Cellophane paper or foil-styled paper is not recyclable and should be placed in your waste bin.

Glad wrap

Glass window pane (wrapped)

Glass window panes cannot be recycled through your recycling bin because window glass is made using a chemical composition that makes them unsuitable for recycling. Window glass found in recycling is considered contamination and could result in the entire load of glass being sent to landfill.

Grass clippings

Greeting cards

H

Hair spray aerosol cans (empty)

All aerosol cans can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Includes hair spray, cooking oil, deodorant, room fresheners, inspect repellent etc. All containers must be empty.

Handbags

Good quality, clean used handbags can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Handbags and school bags cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. Handbags unsuitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin.

I

Icecream containers & lids

Insect spray aerosol cans (empty)

Must be empty

J

Jars (glass)

Jar lids (metal & plastic)

Juice cartons

Junk mail

K

Kitty litter

Knives & forks (metal)

Good quality, clean metal cutlery can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Metal cutlery not suitable for reuse or resale can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin.

Knives & forks (plastic)

To ensure your plastic cutlery is easily handled during the collection and sorting process, place items inside a sealed plastic container (eg an empty ice cream container) and place in your recycling bin.

L

Laundry detergent bottles

Laundry powder boxes

Lawn clippings

Leaves

Letters

Light globes

Light globes cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. However, local recycling options include;

Fluorescent & CFL lights

  • Drop your fluorescent tubes and Compact Fluorescent Lights (CFLs) into Council offices for recycling through the Blinky Bulb program. Domestic quantities only. Visit Recycle Fluoros for more details.
  • Accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only) at:
    Geelong Resource Recovery Centre
    100 Douro Street, North Geelong
    Ph: 5272 2613

Incandescent light globes cannot be recycled and should be placed in your waste bin.

Lolly wrappers

lolly wrappers

The external wrapping of chocolate bars, lollies and chip packets cannot be recycled through the kerbside recycling bin. They should be placed in the waste bin.

Linen

Good quality sheets and towels can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Linen cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. Linen unsuitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin.

M

Magazines

Magazine wrapping (plastic)

The plastic bag/wrapping covering magazines/brochures delivered via Australia Post cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin, even if it states on that bag/wrapping that it is ‘compostable’. This ‘soft’ plastic should be placed in your waste bin

Margarine/butter tubs

Meat trays (foam)

foam tray

Meat trays (plastic)

plastic meat tray

Medicine bottles (empty)

Milk cartons & bottles

Mobile phones

Mobile phones cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. However local recycling options include;

  • Drop off at Council’s annual e-waste collection event. See E-waste drop-off event for more details.
  • MobileMuster: pick up a reply-paid satchel from Australia Post or download a free mailing label. Visit Mobile Muster for more details.

N

Napkins (paper)

Must be clean. No food.

Nappies

Newspapers

O

Oil (cooking)

P

Paint tin (empty only)

Paint tin (contains paint)

Paint and paint tins are accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only) at;
Geelong Resource recovery Centre
100 Douro Street, North Geelong
Ph: 5272 2613

Paint brushes

Palm tree fronds

Paper plates

Paper towel

Must be clean.

Paper towel roll

Pet food tins (scraped clean)

No need to wash or rinse your pet food tins. Simply scrape clean and place in your recycling bin.

Phone books

Phone books are delivered between April & June each year. If you do not wish to receive hard copies of the white and yellow pages, visit Cancel my phone book delivery.

Pillows

Pizza boxes (empty)

Plant cuttings

Plant labels

Plant pots (plastic)

Plant ties (cloth, wire, plastic)

Plastic bottles & containers

Soft drink bottles, ice cream & cream/sour cream, containers, yoghurt & butter containers etc. Must be empty.

Plastic plates

Plastic bags

Plastic bags cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. Unwanted plastic bags should be placed in your waste bin.

Alternatively, you can drop off plastic shopping bags at selected Coles Supermarkets. Visit Recycling through Red Cycle for more details and drop-off locations.

Plastic strapping

Polystyrene packaging

Polystyrene packaging cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. However, local recycling options include;

Accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only) at:

  • Geelong Resource Recovery Centre
    100 Douro Street, North Geelong
    Ph: 5272 2613

Prima drink cartons

Prunings

Pyrex ovenware

Oven or heat-treated glass cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. It is made using a chemical composition that makes them unsuitable for recycling. This non-recyclable glass can cause defects in new bottles and jars that are made from recycled glass. Pyrex should be placed in your waste bin.

Good quality, clean pyrex ovenware can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

R

Razors (disposable)

Rocks (small only)

Rocks should not be placed in your green waste bin. Larger rocks or stones should be taken to the Drysdale landfill facility for disposal. Charges apply.

Roll-on deodorant

S

Saucepans (no glass lids)

Metal saucepans & lids can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin, however glass saucepan lids are not accepted. The glass is made from a chemical composition that makes it unsuitable for recycling. Glass lids should be placed in your waste bin.

Serviettes (no food)

Shade cloth

Shampoo bottles

Shoes

Good quality, clean shoes can be donated at your local charity shop during open hours;

  • St Vincent De Paul Society
    31 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2273
  • The Vestry Shop @ Queenscliff Uniting Church
    83-89 Hesse Street, Queenscliff
    Ph: 5258 2854
  • Point Lonsdale Opp Shop
    93 Pt Lonsdale Road
    Ph: 5258 4022
  • Kirk’s Vintage Place
    Cnr Kirk Road & Winterley Street
    Ph: 5258 2854

Shoes cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. Shoes unsuitable for reuse or resale should be placed in your waste bin.

Shopping bags

Plastic bags cannot be recycled through your recycling bin. Unwanted plastic bags should be placed in your waste bin.

Alternatively, you can drop off plastic shopping bags at selected Coles Supermarkets. Visit Recycling through Red Cycle for more details and drop-off locations.

Shredded paper

Shredded paper should be placed inside a sealed envelope or box (cereal box/shoe box) and placed in your recycling bin. If placed in your recycling bin loose, shredded paper could wrap around machinery during the recycling process and cause damage. Loose shredded paper in recycling bins is removed during the sorting process and sent to landfill.

Smoke alarms

Soft drink bottles

Steel cans

Straw (drinking)

Strawberry punnet

Sushi takeaway container (plastic only)

Styrofoam

This expanded polystyrene is used for making food containers such as burger boxes. It cannot be recycled in your kerbside bin and should be placed in your waste bin.

T

Takeaway containers

Includes plastic Chinese containers & plastic sushi containers.

Takeaway coffee cups

The plastic lid can be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. The cup goes in your waste bin.

The thin plastic coating used in takeaway coffee cups makes them unsuitable for recycling with other paper/cardboard.

Tea bags

Timber ((painted, treated, laminated)

  • The chemicals in paint and treated timber make them unsuitable for composting.
  • Timber composite products such as laminate/laminex cannot be composted because of the glue used in their production.

Timber that is painted, treated or laminated should go in your waste bin.

Timber (building offcuts)

Construction timber is unsuitable for composting because it may have undergone a chemical treatment. It could also contain nails/staples or be painted. The chemicals in paints can affect the composting process.

Tin cans

Tissues

Tissue boxes

Toilet paper roll

Toothbrushes

Toothpaste tube

Toys (plastic - no batteries)

Tree branches (small)

  • Branches between 5cm and 10cm in diameter should NOT be longer than 30cm;
  • Branches or tree limbs thicker than 10cm in diameter should not be placed in the green waste bin.

Large tree limbs and stumps should be taken to the landfill facility near Drysdale (charges apply).
Visit Your Green Waste Bin for more details.

Tree branches (large)

  • Branches between 5cm and 10cm in diameter should NOT be longer than 30cm;
  • Branches or tree limbs thicker than 10cm in diameter should not be placed in the green waste bin.

Large tree limbs and stumps should be taken to the landfill facility near Drysdale (charges apply).
Visit Your Green Waste Bin for more details.

Tree stumps/roots

Tree stumps/roots should not be placed in your green waste bin. They are difficult to process through the green waste chipper and may also damage your kerbside bin.

Tree stumps/roots should be taken to the landfill facility near Drysdale (charges apply).
Visit Your Green Waste Bin for more details.

Tupperware

Twigs

Twine (nylon)

V

Vacuum cleaner dust

Ventolin (empty)

The empty aluminium flask can be placed in your recycling bin. The plastic holder is also recyclable.

Vitamin bottles

W

Waxed cardboard boxes

The wax coating on some cardboard boxes (eg fruit boxes) makes them unsuitable for the recycling process.

Weeds

Window glass

Glass window panes cannot be recycled through your recycling bin because it is made using a chemical composition that makes them unsuitable for recycling. This non-recyclable glass can cause defects in new bottles and jars that are made from recycled glass. Window glass should be placed in your waste bin.

Wine bottles

Wire

Wire is not suitable for recycling because it can get caught and cause damage to machinery during the recycling process.

Wrapping paper

X

X-rays

X-rays are accepted for recycling at all Lake Imaging practices. Visit https://www.lakeimaging.com.au/page/locations/ for your closest drop-off point. X-rays contain silver in the form of halides, which can be extracted and converted into pure silver.

Y

Yoghurt containers

Z

Zips

Recycling Bin

Green Waste Bin

Waste Bin

Other Recycling Option