WHAT TO RECYCLE

 
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Each MRF is different, and accepts or does not accept, different recycling. To do the best thing for them, yourself and the planet, make sure you’re aware of what your MRF loves to recycle, and what they can’t.

Select your MRF from those below to find out specific information about what you can and can't recycle in your region.

These are All the Items You can Recycle!

Plastic

Cleaning product bottles
Containers
Detergent bottles
Medicine bottles*
Shampoo/conditioner bottles
Soap pump bottles
Vitamin bottles
Berry punnets*
Biscuit trays*
Cake trays (plastic)*
Bottles (e.g. milk, cordial, juice, soft drink)
Containers*
Ice cream containers*
Margarine containers*
Plastic crockery (eg. disposable plates)*
Takeaway food containers*
Vegetable punnets (eg. tomato)*
Yoghurt containers
Plant pots (small)*
Compact disc case (no discs)*
Hard plastic packaging*

Glass

Bottles
Jars*

Paper

Boxes/cardboard (no waxed boxes like fruit boxes)
Washing powder boxes
Books
Brochures
Envelopes (including with plastic windows)
Greeting cards
Junk mail
Magazines
Newspapers
Office paper
Postcards
Paper bags
Phone books
Tissue boxes
Wrapping paper
Cartons
Toilet paper rolls
Cereal boxes
Deli/ butchers paper*
Egg cartons
Juice cartons
Long life cartons (e.g. milk, juice, stocks and sauces)
Milk cartons
Paper plates (clean)*
Paper towel roll
Pizza boxes

Metal

Cans (tin, steel, aluminium)
Cleaning product bottles
Containers
Pet food cans
Aerosol spray cans (e.g. deodorant, hair spray, air freshener)*
Aerosol cans (cooking/baking spray, whipped cream)
Aluminium cans
Aluminium baking trays
Cake trays (foil)
Cooking oil tins (up to 5 litres)
Foil (clean and rolled/scrunched into a loose ball)
Food cans
Formula tins
 


*Check if your MRF is Valmar (Tumut) or Elouera (Cootamundra) as they may not recycle this item.

 

What not to recycle

 
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THINGS YOU CANNOT RECYCLE

 
  • Plastic bags
  • Food scraps
  • Nappies
  • Styrofoam
  • Garden Hoses
  • Household Items: furniture, bedding, carpet, builders waste, batteries, electrical items
  • Sharps
  • Garden Waste
  • Wood
  • Gas bottles