A-Z Interactive Residential Waste Guide

Before looking to dispose of items, please think how you could reduce the amount of waste you are creating or could you (or a friend, neighbour or family members) reuse items instead of throwing them away? Many items can be repaired either by yourself or a professional, for example Remote Equipment Repairs, or traded on websites such as Rosella Street. 

Please remember, if you cannot find an item listed, or need further information, please contact Council’s Waste Education Team on wastewise@wyndham.vic.gov.au or 1300 023 411.

Waste Items

A
Advertising material

Advertising material

Aerosol Cans, spray cans (empty)

Aerosol Cans, spray cans (empty)

Aluminium cans, trays and foil

Aluminium cans, trays and foil

Animal Droppings

Animal Droppings

Appliances (electrical)

Appliances (electrical)

asbestos

Asbestos

Info

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

B
Baby food packs (empty - lids on)

Baby food packs (empty - lids on)

Bag ties

Bag ties

Bags / Backpacks

Bags / Backpacks

Baking paper

Baking paper

Band aids

Band aids

Baskets

Baskets

Baths

Baths

Batteries (household)

Batteries (household)

BBQ

BBQ

Bean bag fill / polystyrene (bagged)

Bean bag fill / polystyrene (bagged)

Beauty containers (empty - plastic only)

Beauty containers (empty - plastic only)

Beauty containers (glass)

Beauty containers (glass)

Beauty products

Beauty products

Bed Sheets (clean)

Bed Sheets (clean)

Beds

Beds

Bicycles

Bicycles

Biscuit trays (plastic)

Biscuit trays (plastic)

Blankets (clean)

Blankets (clean)

Blu tak

Blu tak

Books

Books

Bottle tops (loose)

Bottle tops (loose)

Bottle tops (on bottle)

Bottle tops (on bottle)

Bottles

Bottles

branches

Branches

Bread

Bread

Bread Bag

Bread Bag

Bricks, cement, rubble

Bricks, cement, rubble

Bubble Wrap

Bubble Wrap

Building materials

Building materials

Butter Container

Butter Container

C
Cake trays

Cake trays

Cans (steel, aluminium)

Cans (steel, aluminium)

Car Batteries

Car Batteries

Car parts (small)

Car parts (small)

Car seats

Car seats

Car tyres

Car tyres

Carbon paper

Carbon paper

Cardboard

Cardboard

Cardboard Box (Waxed)

Cardboard Box (Waxed)

Carpet

Carpet or underlay

Carton Milk

Cartons (eg milk)

Cartons (Tetra Pak – e.g. long-life milk)

Cartons (Tetra Pak – e.g. long-life milk)

Cassette tapes

Cassette tapes

Cat Litter

Cat Litter

CD Case

CD Case

CDs

CDs

Cellophane

Cellophane

Ceramics (broken)

Ceramics (broken)

Ceramics

Ceramics (not broken)

Cereal and Biscuit Boxes

Cereal and Biscuit Boxes

Cereal pack (plastic - empty)

Cereal pack (plastic - empty)

Chemicals (household)

Chemicals (household)

Chip Packet

Chip Packet

Cigarette butts

Cigarette butts

Cleaning bottles (empty)

Cleaning bottles (empty)

Cleaning chemicals (ammonia based)

Cleaning chemicals (ammonia based)

Cleaning rags

Cleaning rags

Cling Wrap

Cling Wrap

T-Shirt (clothing)

Clothing

Coat hangers (metal/plastic)

Coat hangers (metal/plastic)

Coffee Cup (paper, plastic)

Coffee Cup (paper, plastic)

Coffee cup lid (black or compostable)

Coffee cup lid

Coffee Grounds

Coffee Grounds

Coffee Pods

Coffee Pods

Computers & Accessories

Computers & Accessories

Concrete

Concrete

Cooking Oil Containers

Cooking Oil Containers

Cooking Oils

Cooking Oils (up to 15 litres)

Corks

Corks

Cosmetics

Cosmetics

Cosmetics containers (empty - plastic only)

Cosmetics containers (empty - plastic only)

Cosmetics containers (empty - glass only)

Cosmetics containers (glass)

Cotton wool buds (with plastic sticks)

Cotton wool bud

Couches or sofas

Couches or sofas

Crockery (broken)

Crockery (broken)

Crockery (not broken)

Crockery (not broken)

Curtains

Curtains

Cutlery

Cutlery

D
Deodorant cans & roll-ons (empty)

Deodorant cans & roll-ons (empty)

Detergents, drain cleaners

Detergents, drain cleaners

Dirt

Dirt

Dog poo

Dog poo

Doona (bagged in plastic bag)

Doona (bagged in plastic bag)

Doors Facility

Doors

Drink Can

Drink Can

Drums (agricultural & empty)

Drums (agricultural & empty)

DVD cases

DVD cases

DVDs

DVDs

E
E-Waste

E-Waste

Egg Carton

Egg Carton

Egg Shells

Egg Shells

Electrical Appliances

Electrical Appliances

Envelopes

Envelopes

Eyeglasses

Eyeglasses

F
Face masks (cut straps)

Face masks (cut straps)

Fashion accessories

Fashion accessories

Fertilisers

Fertilisers

Fire Extinguishers

Fire Extinguishers

Floor lino (Rolled)

Floor lino (Rolled)

Flooring (Timber)

Flooring (Timber)

Fluorescent tubes

Fluorescent tubes

Foam items (large)

Foam items (large)

Foam items

Foam items (small)

Foil (clean, in a ball)

Foil (clean, in a ball)

Foil trays

Foil trays

Food Scraps

Food Scraps

Food Scraps (no meat)

Food Scraps (no meat)

Fridges / freezers

Fridges / freezers

Fruit & Vegetable Scraps

Fruit & Vegetable Scraps

Fuels

Fuels

Furniture

Furniture

G
Garden Hose

Garden Hose

Garden Waste

Garden Waste

Gas Cylinders

Gas Cylinders

Glad wrap

Glad wrap

Glass (broken - wrap in newspaper)

Glass (broken - wrap in newspaper)

Glass bottles, jars (brown, green or clear, with lids)

Glass bottles, jars (brown, green or clear, with lids)

Glasses (drinking)

Glasses (drinking)

Glasses (for eyes)

Glasses (for eyes)

Gloves (latex)

Gloves (latex)

Grass Clippings

Grass Clippings

Green Waste

Green Waste

Info

The following items require a tip token exchange: Carpet or underlay, Clothing, Curtains, Doona, Floor lino, Flooring (timber), Foam and Styrofoam items, Gas cylinders, Oil (all types) , Paint, Rugs, Shoes and Tyres.

Greeting cards

Greeting cards

Grey Plastic Bags

Grey Plastic Bags

H
Handbags

Handbags

Hats

Hats

Hessian

Hessian

Hot water bottles

Hot water bottles

Hot water systems

Hot water systems

I
Ice cream containers (cardboard)

Ice cream containers (cardboard)

Ice cream containers (plastic)

Ice cream containers (plastic)

Ink Cartridges

Ink Cartridges (printer, toner)

Insect spray bottles (empty)

Insect spray bottles (empty)

J
Jars (glass)

Jars (glass) and lids (metal or plastic – lids on)

Jewellery

Jewellery

Junk mail

Junk mail

K
Kitty litter

Kitty litter

Knives (well wrapped)

Knives (well wrapped)

L
Lawn Mowers

Lawn Mowers

Leaves

Leaves

Light Bulb/Globe

Light Bulb/Globe

Lolly wrappers (plastic)

Lolly wrappers (plastic)

M
Magazines

Magazines

Magnets

Magnets

Makeup containers (empty - glass)

Makeup containers (empty - glass)

Makeup containers (empty - plastic only)

Makeup containers (empty - plastic only)

Makeup products

Makeup products

Markers

Markers

Masks (disposable)

Masks (disposable)

Matchboxes

Matchboxes

Mattresses

Mattresses

Meat scraps

Meat scraps

Medicine bottles (empty)

Medicine bottles (empty)

Medicine packets (e.g. blister packs)

Medicine packets (e.g. blister packs)

Medicines

Medicines

Metal scraps / sheeting

Metal scraps / sheeting

Metal tins & cans

Metal tins & cans

Milk Bottles

Milk Bottles (plastic)

Mirrors

Mirrors

Smart Phone

Mobile Phones

Motor Oil

Motor Oil

N
Nappies (plastic)

Nappies (plastic)

Nappies (reusable and clean)

Nappies (reusable and clean)

Needles (in syringe container)

Needles (in syringe container)

Netting (put in a bag)

Netting (put in a bag)

newspaper

Newspaper

O
Oil (motor oil)

Oil (motor oil) - up to 15 litres

Oil droppers (separate pump from recyclable bottle)

Oil droppers (separate pump from recyclable bottle)

Ovens

Ovens

P
Paint Can/Tin (liquid/full)

Paint Can/Tin (liquid/full)

Paint strippers, thinners, turpentine

Paint strippers, thinners, turpentine

Paint Can/Tin (empty)

Paint Tins (empty - with removed lids for hard waste)Paint Can/Tin (empty)

Pallets

Pallets

Paper

Paper

Paper (shredded)

Paper (shredded)

Paper Towel

Paper Towel

Pebbles

Pebbles

pencil

Pencil

Pens

Pens

Pet food bags (empty)

Pet food bags (empty)

Pet food cans (empty)

Pet food cans (empty)

Pharmaceutical packets (e.g. blister packs)

Pharmaceutical packets (e.g. blister packs)

Pharmaceuticals

Pharmaceuticals

Photos (incl. negatives, polaroids, slides)

Photos (incl. negatives, polaroids, slides)

Picture frames

Picture frames

Pillow

Pillow

Pizza Box

Pizza boxes (empty, oily/greasy is okay)

PLA products (compostable plastic)

PLA products (compostable plastic)

Placemats

Placemats

Plant cuttings

Plant cuttings

Plant Material

Plant Material

Plant pots (ceramic)

Plant pots (ceramic)

Plant pots (black plastic)

Plant pots (plastic)

Plasterboard

Plasterboard

Plastic Bags (White)

Plastic Bags

Vitamin Bottle

Plastic bottles & lids (lids on)

Plastic Container

Plastic containers & lids (lids on)

Plastic containers (large)

Plastic containers (large)

Plastic crockery

Plastic crockery

Plastic strapping

Plastic strapping

Plastic Straw

Plastic Straw

Plastic toys (electrical)

Plastic toys (electrical)

Plastic toys (not electrical)

Plastic toys (not electrical)

Plastic wrappers

Plastic wrappers

Plate glass

Plate glass

Plates (ceramic)

Plates (ceramic)

Plates (paper)

Plates (paper)

Plates (plastic)

Plates (plastic)

Poisons

Poisons

Polystyrene

Polystyrene

Polystyrene food trays

Polystyrene food trays

Pool equipment

Pool equipment

Post satchels (plastic)

Post satchels (plastic)

Pots and Pans (metal, no glass lid)

Pots and Pans (metal, no glass lid)

Printer Cartridges (printer, toner)

Printer Cartridges (printer, toner)

Printers

Printers

Pump bottles (keep pump on bottle)

Pump bottles (keep pump on bottle)

Punnets (plastic)

Punnets (plastic)

PVC pipes

PVC pipes

Pyrex

Pyrex

R
Receipts

Receipts

Rice bags (hessian)

Rice bags (hessian)

Rice bags (plastic)

Rice bags (plastic)

Rock

Rock

Rubber

Rubber

Rubber bands

Rubber bands

Rubber gloves

Rubber gloves

Rugs

Rugs

S
Scarves

Scarves

Scrap Metal

Scrap Metal

Seedling containers (black plastic)

Seedling container

Serum pumps - (separate pump from recyclable bottle)

Serum pumps - (separate pump from recyclable bottle)

Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles

Shampoo & Conditioner Bottles

Shoes

Shoes

Shower screens

Shower screens

Slurpee cup (paper and plastic)

Slurpee cup (paper and plastic)

Slurpee cup (plastic only)

Slurpee cup (plastic only)

Slurpee cup lid

Slurpee cup lid

Smoke Alarms

Smoke Alarms

Bread Bag

Soft Platics

Soil

Soil

Spectacles

Spectacles

Sponges

Sponges

Sporting equipment

Sporting equipment

Cleaning Bottles (empty)

Spray Bottles (empty) - keep spray pump on bottle

Stationary

Stationary

Steel (other than tins & cans)

Steel (other than tins & cans)

Sticks

Sticks

Stone

Stone

Stoves

Stoves

Straws (paper/bamboo/wheat)

Straws (paper/bamboo/wheat)

Straws (plastic)

Straws (plastic)

String

String

Styrofoam

Styrofoam (small)

Styrofoam items (large)

Styrofoam items (large)

Sweet wrappers (plastic)

Sweet wrappers (plastic)

Syringes (in a syringe container)

Syringes (in a syringe container)

T
Takeaway containers (plastic, cardboard - empty)

Takeaway containers (plastic, cardboard - empty)

Tea Bags

Tea Bags

Televisions / TVs

Televisions / TVs

Textiles

Textiles

Ties

Ties

Tiles

Tiles

Timber

Timber

Tin cans

Tin cans

Tissues

Tissues

Toilet paper rolls

Toilet paper rolls

Tools

Tools

Toothbrush

Toothbrush

Toothpaste Tubes

Toothpaste Tubes

Info

Can be disposed of in your household bin or at Terracycle.  Terracycle is able to recycle many different items (fees apply).

For more information see https://www.terracycle.com/en-AU/.

Towels

Towels

Toys (electrical)

Toys (electrical)

Toys (hard)

Toys (hard)

Toys (soft)

Toys (soft)

Tree prunings

Tree prunings

Tupperware

Tupperware

Twine

Twine

Tyres (including tubes)

Tyres (including tubes)

V
Vacuum cleaner dust

Vacuum cleaner dust

Vegetable & Fruit Scraps

Vegetable & Fruit Scraps

Videos Cassettes

Videos Cassettes

Vinyl

Vinyl

W
Washing Machines

Washing Machines

Washing powder boxes (empty)

Washing powder boxes (empty)

Waxed paper

Waxed paper

Weeds

Weeds

Wet Wipes

Wet Wipes

White Goods

White Goods

Windows

Windows

Wood and Timber

Wood and Timber

Wooden spoons

Wooden spoons

Wrappers (plastic)

Wrappers (plastic)

Wrapping Paper

Wrapping Paper

X
X-Rays

X-Rays

Y
Yoghurt Container

Yoghurt Container

Yoghurt Pouch

Yogurt Packs (empty - lid on)

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