A - Z Disposal Guide

FOR RESIDENTS IN:

Town of Claremont; Town of Cottesloe; Town of Mosman Park; Shire of Peppermint Grove; City of Subiaco

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Recent international policy changes have led to a change in the advice for residents in what can go in the yellow bin.  The rule of thumb is if in doubt don't put it in the yellow bin.  Please click here for a factsheet.

Household Item

Disposal Options

A

Acids (household)

Aerosol cans (empty)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Aluminium cans

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Aluminium foil (clean)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Ammonia

Asbestos

B

Baskets (cane & plastic)

Batteries (vehicle)

Batteries (dry-cell and rechargeable)

Blankets

Bleaches

Books

Bottles (place lids in separately)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Bricks

Brake fluid

Broken glass

  • Yellow top recycling bin

Building materials/waste

Bulky household items

C

Cardboard (boxes/other) - flattened

Car bodies

Car parts

Cassette tapes/CDs/DVDs/Videos

Cellophane

  • General rubbish bin

Ceramic (broken plates & pots)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Cereal boxes (flattened)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Cleaning products

Cling wrap types soft plastics
  • REDcycle bins at major supermarkets 
  • General rubbish bin

Clothing/shoes

Chip packets
  • REDcycle bins at major supermarkets 
  • General rubbish bin

Cockroach bait (plastic)

  • General rubbish bin
Coffee cups (disposable)
  • General rubbish bin

Computers, components/accessories

Concrete

Cork

  • General rubbish bin

Cosmetic jars (clean)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Cups & saucers

Cutlery (plastic, metal & other)

D

Dirt & soil

Drink cans

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

E

Electrical appliances/equipment

Envelopes (including plastic window)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

EPRIBs

F

Fertiliser

Foam boxes

  • General rubbish bin

Foam meat trays

  • General rubbish bin

Foil

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Food cans (emptied)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Food & vegetable scraps

Furniture (in good condition)

Furniture (broken)

  • Verge collection (see your Council’s website for dates)
  • Bulk bins

G

Garden chemicals/poisons

Garden hose

  • Verge collection (see your Council’s website for dates)

Gas cylinders

Glad wrap

  • REDcycle bins at major supermarkets 
  • General rubbish bin

Glass jars & bottles

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Glasses (reading)

Glossy magazines/brochures

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Grease proof paper

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Greenwaste

Greeting cards

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

H

Hazardous Waste

I

Ice-cream containers (cardboard & plastic)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Insecticides

J

Jars (place lids in bin separately)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Juice cartons

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Juice cartons (silver lined)/UHT

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Junk (too large for General bin)

  • Verge collection (see your Council’s website for dates)
  • Bulk bins

Junk mail

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

K

Kerosene

Kitty litter

  • General rubbish bin

L

Light bulbs (incandescent & halogen)

  • General rubbish bin

Lights: fluorescent tubes and CFLs

Liquid paper board (e.g. milk cartons)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Long life cartons (silver lined)/UHT

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

M

Magazines

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Manure/animal droppings

  • General rubbish bin

Margarine tubs

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Mattresses & ensembles

Meat trays

  • General rubbish bin

Medicines

  • Most pharmacies will accept

Milk bottles

  • Yellow-top recycling bin
Milk cartons
  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Milk and juice cartons (silver lined)/UHT

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Mineral turpentine

Mobile phones

Motor oil

N

Nappies

  • General rubbish bin

Newspaper

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Needles/Sharps (must be in a rigid and sealed container)

  • Most pharmacies will accept

P

Paint tins (empty of paint)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Paint (oil and water based)

Paper (office)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Paper towel rolls (inner)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Paper bags

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Pens/biros/pencils

  • General rubbish bin

Pesticides

Pet food tins (emptied and rinsed clean)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Petrol & flammable liquids

Phone books

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 
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Picture frames (damaged)

  • General rubbish bin

Picture frames (undamaged)

Pizza boxes (empty)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 
Plastic bags (empty)
  • Many supermarkets will take back soft plastic bags through REDcycle

Plastics (numbered) - place bottle lids in bin separately

  • Yellow-top recycling bin, click here to see what plastic numbers your Council recycles.
  • Soft plastics are best recycled through REDcycle bins at many supermarkets
Plastics (non-numbered)
  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Plate glass

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Poisons (liquid/solid, scheduled S2-S7)

Polystyrene

Pool chemicals

Pottery

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Printer cartridges

Pyrex (ovenware)

R

Radiator coolant

Rat poison

Remote controls (without batteries)

  • General rubbish bin

Rope

  • Verge collection (see your Council’s website for dates)

S

Sauce bottles (emptied)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Seedling containers

  • General rubbish bin

Smoke detectors

Soft drink bottles & cans

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Soil

Spectacles

Spirit bottles

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Steel cans (rinsed)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

T

Terracotta tiles/pots

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Timber untreated pine/lightly coloured (first call EHB hotline on 1800 084 881)

Timber dark hardwoods

Timber treated (CCA) pine & other

  • Verge collection
  • Bulk bins

Toilet paper rolls (inner)

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Toys (damaged)

  • General rubbish bin

Toys (undamaged)

Tree prunings

TVs, components/accessories

Tyres

V

Vacuum cleaner dust & bag

  • General rubbish bin

Vinyl - e.g. kitchen tiles

  • General rubbish bin

W

 

Waxed cardboard

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Waxed paper

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

Weeds (without soil)

  • General rubbish bin
  • Greenwaste bin (Cottesloe only)
Whitegoods
  • Verge collection (see your Council’s website for dates)

Window panes

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Wine bottles

  • Yellow-top recycling bin

Wrapping paper

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

X

 

X-rays

  • General rubbish bin

Y

 

Yoghurt containers and lids

  • Yellow-top recycling bin 

What number plastic does my Council accept for recycling?

Plastics are separated for recycling based on a number code identifying the type of plastic used in the product. Many recyclable plastics will have a recycling logo with a number from 1 - 7 stamped inside or underneath. Not all Councils accept all numbers of plastic for recycling, check your council waste guide to find out what is recycled in your area.  The table below shows the situation as of August 2015.

Town of Cottesloe 1-7
Town of Claremont 1-7
Town of Mosman Park 1-7
Shire of Peppermint Grove 1-7
City of Subiaco 1-7