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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:

  • If you’re not sure if a plastic can be recycled, give it a squeeze! If it goes back to its original shape, it’s a rigid plastic and is safe to put in your recycling bin.
  • Food containers need a quick rinse.
  • Make sure to keep your recycling loose and not in plastic bags.
  • Keeping our recycling system free of contamination is essential. When it comes to what you can recycle – if in doubt, throw it out.

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, visit www.thinkrecycle.com.au for further listings or contact Council on info@queenscliffe.vic.gov.au for advice on recycling and waste disposal options.

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Adaptors (power)

Power adaptors are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

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

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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

Blister packs can be recycled via TerraCycle's contact lense and blister pack recycling programme. If you can't make it to any of the drop-off locations, blister packs should be placed in your waste bin.

Books

Separate the book cover from the pages.

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

Bread tags are too small to be processed through the kerbside recycling bin. However, there are a number of alternative ways to recycle them:

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.

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Cameras – digital (e-waste)

Digital cameras are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

Cans

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 inner liner is a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

CDs

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

  • CDs are accepted for recycling at a number of CoGG Customer Service Centres, including nearby libraries at Ocean Grove and Drysdale.
  • CDs can also 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 cases

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

Christmas lights/fairy lights

Christmas lights are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

Christmas trees (artificial)

Plastic Christmas trees with metal stands cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin because the plastic and metal cannot be separated at the recycling centre.

Use your kerbside waste bin or drop your tree off at the Resource Recovery Centre and Transfer Station at Becks Road, Drysdale (charges apply).

Christmas trees (real)

Ensure your tree easily fits inside your green waste bin so that the bin lid can be closed.

Cling wrap

Cling wrap is a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. Most brands of cling wrap also cannot be recycled via other soft plastic recycling methods, and must be placed in your waste bin. However, Glad® ClingWrap can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

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

There is also a clothing donation bin at the car park of the Ocean Grove Marketplace near KFC.

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

Coat hangers (white plastic only)

Black plastic coat hangers and wire hangers are not accepted in your recycling 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.

Computers (e-waste)

Computers are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

Confectionery wrappers

lolly wrappers

Confectionery wrappers are a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

Corks

Cosmetic jars

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

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.

Cut flowers

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 also be dropped off in the metal bins at the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre or Geelong Resource Recovery Centre. It is not suitable to recycle via your kerbside yellow recycling bin.

Cutlery (plastic)

Plastic forks, spoons and knives cannot go in your recycle bin because the utensils are the wrong shape to be properly separated by the sorting machines. Wash and reuse if possible, or look for alternative products.

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Deli/butchers paper

Deli paper is not a suitable paper grade for recycling.

Detergent bottles (lid separated)

Deodorant – spray (lid separated)

Deodorant – roll-on

Plastic roll-on containers only. Glass roll-on containers are not accepted in the recycling bin because the glass and plastic components cannot be separated.

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 they can be dropped off for recycling at a number of City of Greater Geelong customer service centres. The nearest centres are at Ocean Grove Library and Drysdale Library.

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.

DVD/CD cases

Separate the cardboard title page and recycle the clear plastic case cover. The black plastic cover should be placed in your waste bin.

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Egg cartons

Electrical appliances

Household electrical appliances are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

Electronics

Electronics are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

Envelopes (all types)

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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

This wrapping is not a suitable paper grade for recycling and is usually heavily contaminated with food. Place in your waste bin.

Flares (boating/signal)

Drop off at the Queenscliff Police Station on the following days;

Monday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Tuesday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Thursday 9:30am – 3:00pm
Friday 9:30am – 3:00pm

Call Queenscliff Police Station on 5258 4285 or Bellarine Police Station on 5256 2698 to confirm the station is open to accept the flares. Alternatively, flares can be dropped off at the Ocean Grove or Drysdale police stations.

Under no circumstances should flares be placed in any of the kerbside bins. In the past they have caused fires in the collection truck.

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

Food wrappers – 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 – are a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

Freezer bags (plastic)

Freezer bags are a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

Fruit punnets

The clear plastic container usually holding strawberries, blueberries etc.

Fruit/vegetable plastic bags

fruit vege bags

Produce bags are a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

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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

Glad® ClingWrap can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

However, all other brands of cling wrap cannot be recycled via other soft plastic recycling methods, and must be placed in your waste bin.

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)

Remove lid from container and place separately from jar in your kerbside recycling bin. Plastic lids are not accepted; remove and place in your waste bin.

Jar lids (plastic)

Juice cartons

Place in your waste bin. Any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin. There is no facility in Australia that can separate the different components.

Junk mail

K

Kitty litter

Knives & forks (metal)

Place in the metal bins at the Drysdale and Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Otherwise, place in your waste bin as metal cutlery cannot be recycled in your recycling bin.

Knives & forks (plastic)

Plastic forks, spoons and knives cannot go in your recycle bin because the utensils are the wrong shape to be properly separated by the sorting machines. Wash and reuse if possible, or look for alternative products.

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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

Lolly wrappers are a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

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)

Magazine wrapping is a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

Margarine/butter tubs

Meat trays (foam)

foam tray

Meat trays (black plastic)

Meat trays (clear plastic)

Remove any soft plastic and give the tray a quick rinse before placing in your yellow recycling bin. Black plastic meat trays should be placed in your waste bin.

Medicine bottles (empty)

Milk bottles

Milk cartons

Place in your waste bin. Any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin. There is no facility in Australia that can separate the different components.

Mobile phones

Mobile phones are e-waste and cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling bin. However, local recycling options include:

As of 1 July 2019, e-waste is banned from entering landfill in Victoria, so can no longer be placed in your kerbside waste bin.

N

Napkins (paper)

Napkins should go in your waste bin. They are not suitable quality paper grade for recycling and are usually heavily contaminated with food waste.

Nappies

Newspapers

O

Oil (cooking)

Drop it off for free at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in Douro St North Geelong. Otherwise, place in your waste bin.

P

Paint tin

Paint and empty paint tins are accepted free of charge (domestic quantities only, up to 30 litres) via the Paintback program.
Drop-off locations are:

  • Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre
    Becks Road (off Murradoc Road), Drysdale
    Ph: 5251 2935
  • Geelong Resource Recovery Centre
    100 Douro Street, North Geelong
    Ph: 5272 2613

Paint brushes

Palm tree fronds

Paper plates

Paper towel

Paper towel roll

Pet food tins

Give it a quick rinse 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 (top)

Separate the top of the pizza box from the bottom and place the top in the recycle bin. Place the greasy bottom in the waste bin.

Pizza boxes (bottom)

Separate the top of the pizza box from the bottom and place the greasy bottom in the waste bin. Place the top in the recycle bin.

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 bags

Plastic bags are a soft plastic so cannot be recycled via your yellow bin. However, soft plastics can be recycled via REDcycle drop-off points at all Coles and Woolworths supermarkets nation-wide.

Plastic plates

Plastic forks, spoons and knives cannot go in your recycle bin because the utensils are the wrong shape to be properly separated by the sorting machines. Wash and reuse if possible, or look for alternative products.

Plastic strapping

Plastic strapping can be recycled at GT Recyling in Moolap. Alternatively, place in your waste bin.

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

Place in your waste bin. Any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin. There is no facility in Australia that can separate the different components.

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.

S

Saucepans

Place in the metal bins at the Drysdale and Geelong Resource Recovery Centres. Metal saucepans cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

Serviettes

Shade cloth

Shampoo bottles (empty)

Separate lid from bottle and place in your recycling bin.

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.

Shredded paper

Shredded paper should be placed in your waste bin. Loose shredded paper in your recycling bin 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 (lids removed)

Steel cans (food & drink only)

Give it a quick rinse and place in your yellow recycling bin.

Straw (plastic)

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.

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Takeaway containers

Includes plastic Chinese containers & plastic sushi containers. Give them a quick rinse first to remove leftover sauce.

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

Place in your red waste bin. Alternatively, place in your own home compost bin.

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 (food & drink only)

Tissues

Tissue boxes

Tissue box should be empty and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin with the plastic film removed.

Toilet paper cardboard roll

Toothbrushes

Drop your used dry toothbrushes into the collection container at Council offices for recycling.

Click here for more details.

If this option does not suit, place used toothbrushes in your waste bin.

Toothpaste tubes

Drop your empty toothpaste tubes into the collection container at Council offices for recycling. Click here for more details.

If this option does not suit, place empty toothpaste tubes in your waste bin.

Toys (plastic)

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

Tupperware containers should be empty and placed in your yellow recycling bin with the lid off.

Twigs

Twine (nylon)

V

Vacuum cleaner dust

Put it in a bag or wrap in paper and place in your red waste bin.

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 (e.g. 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

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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

Yoghurt containers should be empty, rinsed and placed in your yellow recycling bin with the lid removed.

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Recycling Bin

Green Waste Bin

Waste Bin

Other Recycling Option