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Recycle right in every room

Items for recycling can be found in each of the rooms throughout your home.

recycle icons in a houseRecycling is managed by your local council and accepted items can change over time. For the latest information about what can be recycled in your area, check with your local council.

All items must be empty and free of food scraps.

Select a room from the list below for a list of recyclables:



Bathroom product icons

Bathroom

Glass

  • Bottles
  • Jars

Metal

  • Aerosol spray cans e.g. deodorant, hairspray, air freshener

Paper

  • boxes (cardboard)
  • cartons
  • tissue boxes
  • toilet paper rolls

Plastic

  • deodorant stick (roll on)
  • medicine bottles
  • shampoo/conditioner bottles
  • soap pump bottles
  • vitamin bottles


Icons of jar, frypan, pot and cardboard packaging in kitchen

Kitchen

Glass

  • Bottles
  • Jars

Metal

  • aerosol cans (cooking/baking spray, whipped cream)
  • aluminum cans
  • aluminum baking trays
  • cake trays (foil)
  • cooking oil tins (up to 5 litres)
  • foil (clean and scrunched into a loose ball)
  • food cans
  • formula tins
  • pet food cans
  • steel cans
  • tin cans

Paper

  • boxes/cardboard (no waxed boxes like fruit boxes)
  • cereal boxes
  • deli/ butchers paper
  • egg cartons
  • envelopes (including with plastic windows)
  • greeting cards
  • juice cartons
  • junk mail
  • long life cartons (e.g. milk, juice, stocks and sauces)
  • magazines
  • milk cartons
  • newspapers
  • paper
  • paper bags
  • paper plates (clean)
  • paper towell roll
  • phone books
  • pizza boxes

Plastic

  • berry punnets
  • biscuit trays
  • cake trays (plastic)
  • bottles (e.g. milk, cordial, juice, soft drink)
  • containers
  • detergent bottles
  • ice cream containers
  • margarine containers
  • plastic crockery (eg. disposable plates)
  • takeaway food containers
  • vegetable punnets (eg. tomato)
  • yoghurt containers

Washing machine and laundry product icons

Laundry

Glass

stuff

Metal

  • cans (tin, steel, aluminium)
  • cleaning product bottles
  • containers
  • pet food cans
  • washing detergent bottles

Paper

  • boxes/cardboard (no waxed boxes)
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • washing powder boxes
  • wrapping paper

Plastic

  • cleaning product bottles
  • containers
  • plant pots (small)
  • washing detergent bottles

Pizza box and bottle icons in a loung room

Living Room

Glass

  • Bottles
  • Jars

Paper

  • books
  • boxes/cardboard (no waxed boxes)
  • brochures
  • envelopes
  • greeting cards
  • junk mail
  • magazines
  • newspapers
  • office paper
  • postcards
  • pizza boxes
  • paper bags
  • phone books
  • tissue boxes
  • wrapping paperv

Plastic

  • compact disc case (no discs)
  • hard plastic packaging
  • take away food containers

Panorama of Yarra Glen amongst green fields of the Yarra Valley

Council waste and recycling

Household paint, batteries and fluorescent lights can be dropped off for free. Check with your local council for details.

Find your council