A-Z Waste & Recycling

There's better ways with waste, recycling offers alternatives to landfill.

This directory links to where all sorts of materials can be recycled.

All information correct at time of publishing. Charges may apply for some items. For more information or to confirm please contact the provider listed.

Type of material

How to dispose

Aerosol cans

Community recycling centre or empty aerosol cans can go in the yellow recycling bin.

Aluminium cans

Yellow recycling bin.

Asbestos

Remove by registered contractor, or by yourself within guidelines to Kimbriki Special Wastes (fees apply).

Batteries (household)

Community recycling centre, Coal Loader or Council Customer Service.

Batteries (car)

Community recycling centre.

Bikes

Recycle bikes at these services.

Books

Donate books.

Building Waste

Suez Artarmon Waste Management Centre (fees apply), or Kimbriki (fees apply).

Cardboard/Paper

Yellow recycling bin. For large quantities Suez Artarmon Waste Management Centre (fees apply).

Carpet

Bundle in 1.2m rolls, book a household clean up.

CDs

Community recycling centre.

Chemicals

EPA Chemical Clean Out.

Clothing

Charity shops or Gumtree.

Coat hangers

Cannot be recycled. Reuse or donate to charity shops.

Coffee cups Plastic lids go in yellow recycling bin, the paper cup is plastic-coated so goes in the red bin.

Coffee pods / capsules

Some brands recycle themselves, Terra Cycle (http://www.terracycle.com.au) has free recycling for many other brands.

Compact Fluorescent Lights / Fluoro Globes

Community recycling centre or Coal Loader.

Computers

Community recycling centre.

Corks

Coal Loader.

E-waste / electrical appliances

Community recycling centre or The Bower reuse and repair centre.

Fire extinguishers

Community recycling centre.

Food waste

Red lid bin, or start a worm farm.

Fridges

Book a household clean up.

Furniture

Book a household clean up or use Gumtree or The Bower reuse and repair centre.

Garden waste / clippings

Book a green waste clean up.

Gas bottles

Community recycling centre.

Glasses (reading)

Planet Ark - Recycling Near You.

Glass bottles and jars

Yellow recycling bin.

Household cleaners

EPA Chemical Clean Out.

Juice cartons

Yellow recycling bin.

Lightbulbs

Flourescent tubes or compact flouro lightbulbs at the Coal Loader, and the CRC

Magazines

Yellow recycling bin.

Mattresses

Book a household clean up, or try mattress recycling (fees apply).

Medicines

Return Unwanted Medicines.

Mirrors

Suez Artarmon Waste Management Centre (fees apply).

Mobile phones

Community recycling centre or Coal Loader.

Needles / sharps

Medical sharps.

Oils (motor and other)

Community recycling centre.

Paint / paint tins

Community recycling centre.

Palm trees / palm fronds

Book a green waste clean up.

Pizza boxes

Clean pizza boxes can go in the yellow recycling bin.

Plastic bags / soft plastics

Recycle at supermarket (Coles, Woolworths) recycling bins.

Plastic bottles and containers

Yellow recycling bin.

Polystyrene and Styrofoam

Liverpool Recycling Centre.

Pool chemicals

EPA Chemical Clean Out.

Printer cartridges

Coal Loader or Australia Post shops.

Scrap metal

Metal recyclers.

Smoke alarms

Community recycling centre.

Steel cans (clean)

Yellow recycling bin.

Solvents

EPA Chemical Clean Out.

Televisions

Community recycling centre.

Toner cartridges

Into the Cartridges 4 Planet Ark box at the Coal Loader, check http://cartridges.planetark.org/  

Tyres

Suez Artarmon Waste Management Centre (fees apply).

White goods

Book a household clean up or Suez Artarmon Waste Management Centre (fees apply).

X-rays

Community recycling centre.