A to Z Waste and Recycling Guide

waste and recycling

We encourage you to dispose of waste in the right way, so we can all reduce the amount of waste sent to landfill.

Please use the below guide to determine how best to dispose of your waste and recycling.

If you have materials or rubbish not listed in our guide, please contact a Waste Transfer Station to see if they are able to accept it.

If you live in the Abbotsford trial area and have four bins, what you are able to put into your recycling and food and organics bin may differ to the advice provided in this guide. To find out exactly what you can place in your red, green and yellow bins refer to the information on our Abbotsford Waste Revolution trial page. 

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Rubbish  Rubbish bin    electronic waste  Electronic waste 
Recycling  Recycling bin
  Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Food waste
Food waste
  Community recycling stations
Community recycling/disposal stations 
e.g supermarkets, Officeworks, pharmacy for chemical waste
Green waste
Green waste collection
  Skip bin hire
Skip bin hire
Hard rubbish
Hard rubbish collection
  clothing-textiles

Donations/items for charity
e.g. op shops, second-hand clothing

A

Aerosol cans (empty)  Recycling 
Animal droppings  (bagged)  Rubbish
 Asbestos Community recycling stations

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B   

Bag ties Rubbish 
Bamboo Hard rubbish
Band aids Rubbish
Baskets Hard rubbish clothing-textiles
Batteries electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Community recycling stations
BBQs (metal) Hard rubbish
Beauty product packaging   Rubbish 
Bicycles Hard rubbish
Bike tubes  Yarra recycling drop-off centre  
Bottles (plastic and glass) Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Bottle tops (plastic) Rubbish
Bottle tops (metal)  Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Books (paper) clothing-textilesYarra recycling drop-off centreRecycling Hard rubbish
Branches Green waste
Bricks (small wheelbarrow) Hard rubbish Skip bin hire
Broken glass Rubbish
Bubble wrap Yarra recycling drop-off centre Community recycling stations Rubbish
Building materials   Skip bin hire

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C

Cameras  clothing-textiles electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Cans (aluminium) Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Car batteries Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Car parts (small) Hard rubbish
Car tyres Hard rubbish 
Cardboard Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Carpet and underlay Hard rubbish Skip bin hire
Cartridges (printer/toner) electronic waste Community recycling stations Hard rubbish Yarra recycling drop off centre
Cassette tapes clothing-textiles Rubbish 
CDs clothing-textiles Rubbish 
CD / DVD players clothing-textiles electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Cellophane Rubbish  
Ceramics (broken)  Rubbish 
Ceramics clothing-textiles Rubbish 
Cereal boxes Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Cereal box inserts  Rubbish Community recycling stations Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Chemicals Community recycling stations 
Chip packets Community recycling stations Rubbish 
Christmas trees Green waste 
Cigarette butts Rubbish 
Cleaning rags Rubbish
Cling wrap (clean) Community recycling stations Rubbish  Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Clothing clothing-textiles Community recycling stations  Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Cloth nappies  Rubbish 
Coffee cups  Rubbish 
Coffee pods  Rubbish 
Computers and parts electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish Community recycling stations
Concrete Skip bin hire 
Corks Rubbish 
Cosmetics packaging Rubbish 
Cotton wool buds Rubbish 
Cups and saucers (broken) Hard rubbish Rubbish
Cups and saucers (intact) clothing-textiles Hard rubbish
Curtains clothing-textiles Hard rubbish
Cutlery (metal) clothing-textiles Hard rubbish Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Cutlery (plastic) Rubbish 

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D

Dental care packaging   Rubbish 
Detergent bottles (empty) Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Dirt Skip hire
Disposable nappies (emptied) Rubbish 
Doors Hard rubbish Skip bin hire
Drums (empty metal) Hard rubbish Skip bin hire
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E

Egg cartons Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Electrical appliances
clothing-textiles electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Envelopes Recycling  Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Eye glasses clothing-textiles Rubbish 
Electronic waste e.g light bulbs, batteries, anything with a cord
electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish

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F

Floppy disks Rubbish 
Fluorescent tubes Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Fluorescent globes
Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Foil- aluminium
Recycling
Food waste
Food wasteRubbish
Fridges
Hard rubbish 
Fruit and vegetable scraps  Food wasteRubbish
Furniture clothing-textilesHard rubbish

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G

Garden waste Green waste Food waste
Gas bottles (limit of 1) Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Glad wrap (clean and dry)  Yarra recycling drop-off centre Rubbish
Glass jars Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Glasses clothing-textiles 
Grass clippings
Green waste Food waste
Greeting cards
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre

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H

Hard plastic items Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Hot water units
Hard rubbish 
Household chemicals
Community recycling stations 

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I

Ice cream containers and lids  Recycling

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J

Juice cartons Recycling 
Junk mail  Recycling 
Jar lids (metal/coded plastic)
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Jars Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre

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K

Kitty litter Rubbish 

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L

Leaves Green waste Food waste 
Light bulbs
electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Lolly wrappers
Rubbish 
Lunch boxes  Rubbish Hard rubbish 

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M

Magazines Recycling  Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Margarine tubs   Recycling 
Mattresses (limit of 1)  Hard rubbish 
Meat scraps  Rubbish 
Meat trays (foam)  Rubbish 
Meat trays (plastic)  Recycling 
Medicine bottles, glass, plastic (empty)   Recycling 
Medicines  Community recycling stations 
Metal  Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish 
Milk cartons Recycling 
Milk containers (plastic)  Recycling 
Mirrors  Hard rubbish Skip bin hire
Mobile phones  electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Community recycling stations

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N

Nappies (disposed, emptied)
Rubbish 
Newspapers
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre

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O

Office paper
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Oils (cooking- up to 5L)   Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Oils (engine - up to 5L)  Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Ovens
Hard rubbish 

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P

Paint tins (with paint - limit of 5 x 20L containers)  Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Paint tins (empty)
Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Paper towel sheets  Rubbish 
Paper towel roll insert
Recycling 
Paper
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Paper (shredded)  Food waste Recycling
Perspex
Hard rubbish Skip bin hire
Pet food tins (empty, clean)
Recycling 
Phonebooks
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Photographs  Rubbish 
Picture frames
clothing-textiles Hard rubbish
Pizza boxes (empty)
Recycling  
Placemats  clothing-textiles Rubbish
 
Plant cuttings
Green waste Food waste
Plant pots (plastic)
Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Plant pots (ceramics and clay)  Rubbish  Hard rubbish
Plasterboard
Skip bin hire 
Plastic bags
Community recycling stations Yarra recycling drop-off centre Rubbish 
Plastic containers with codes 1-7 
Recycling 
Plastic strapping
Rubbish 
Plastic trays/baskets  Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Plastic wrappers
Rubbish 
Polystyrene
Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Printers
electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Pyrex ovenware (broken) Rubbish 
Pyrex ovenware (intact)
clothing-textiles 

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S

School bags  clothing-textiles Hard rubbish 
Scrap metal Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Seedling containers  Yarra recycling drop-off centre 
Shoes
clothing-textiles Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Soft drink bottles
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Soft plastics
Yarra recycling drop-off centre Community recycling stations
Soil and stones  Skip bin hire 
Solvents (up to 5L)
Yarra recycling drop-off centre Community recycling stations
Spirit bottles  Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Sporting goods
clothing-textiles Hard rubbish 
Staples
Rubbish 
Steel cans
Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Steel (other than tins & cans)
Hard rubbish Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Stoves
electronic waste Hard rubbish 
Styrofoam
Yarra recycling drop-off centre Rubbish Hard rubbish
Syringes  Community recycling stations 

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T

Take away containers
Recycling 
Tea bags
Food waste Rubbish 
Televisions
clothing-textiles electronic waste Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish 
Textiles  clothing-textiles Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Timber (small)
Hard rubbish 
Timber (large)  Skip bin hire 
Tin cans Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Tissues Rubbish 
Toilet paper rolls
Recycling 
Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes Rubbish 
Toys clothing-textiles Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Tree prunings Green waste Food waste
Tyres (bike) Yarra recycling drop-off centre  
Tyres (car - limit of 4) Hard rubbish 
Tyres (truck)
Skip bin hire
Twine (nylon)
Rubbish 

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V

Vacuum cleaners  electronic waste  Hard rubbish
Vacuum cleaner dust (bagged)  Rubbish 
Vacuum cleaner dust (unbagged)  Food waste  Rubbish
Vegetable scraps Food waste  Rubbish
VHS tapes clothing-textiles  Hard rubbish 
Vinyl Hard rubbish  Skip bin hire

 

W

Washing machines  Hard rubbish
Waxed paper Hard rubbish Rubbish 
Weeds Green waste Food waste
White goods  clothing-textiles electronic waste Hard rubbish 
Windows Skip bin hire 
Wine bottles Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre
Wire Yarra recycling drop-off centre Hard rubbish
Wood (wheelbarrow full) Hard rubbish 
Wrapping paper (no sticky tape)  Recycling Yarra recycling drop-off centre

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X

X-rays Yarra recycling drop-off centre 

Y

Yoghurt containers  Recycling 

Z

 Zips Rubbish 


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