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Spirit bottles

Recycling bin

Sporting goods

Donate to op shop/charity

Hard waste collection

Staples

(For loose staples or small bars of staples for an office stapler). Although these are made of metal which is recyclable, their size means they fall through grates at the recycling plant and would not be recycled.

If you put small metal items like staples inside another metal item, like a can with its lid pushed down to keep the items inside, they will be sorted correctly by the recycling machines.

If you have paper with staples in it, you can put that paper in the recycling, as the paper is separated and sent to a paper mill  that removes staples in their process.

Steel cans

Drop-off point

Recycling bin

Steel (other than tins & cans)

Drop-off point

Hard waste collection

Stoves

Hard waste collection

Styrofoam

Hard waste collection

Rubbish bin

Syringes

Hard waste collection

You can call the Yarra Syringe Disposal Hotline on 9417 5125 to report a discarded syringe to be collected

School bags

Donate to op shop/charity

Hard waste collection

Scrap metal

Drop-off point

Hard waste collection

Seedling containers

Rubbish bin

Shoes

Donate to op shop/charity

Drop-off point

Hard waste collection

Solvents

Chemical waste

Smoke alarms

Drop-off point

Rubbish bin

Soft drink bottles

Recycling bin