A to Z Guide of Waste & Recycling

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  • Aerosol cans: Put empty aerosol cans and spray cans in your yellow bin for recycling. If not empty, please take to your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) for safe disposal.
  • Aluminium foil and trays: If the aluminium foil is clean, scrunch it into a ball and place in your yellow bin for recycling. If dirty, place into your red bin for disposal to landfill.
  • Aluminium frames: Do not place these items in your household bins. Try Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle or see "scrap metal merchants" in the phone directory. Aluminium can be included in your Bulky Household Waste service to be recycled. Or you can take them to your local Waste Management Facility for recycling.
  • Aluminium drink/ food cans and tins: Put empty aluminium drinking cans, food cans / tins, pet food cans in your yellow bin for recycling. No need to wash them just make sure they are empty or a quick rinse.
  • Animal waste, faeces, droppings: Place animal waste in your green bin, but NOT if it is in a plastic, biodegradable or compostable bag. Remember biodegradable and compostable plastic dog poo bags are a more responsible purchase but they cannot go into your green or yellow bin. Plastic bags of any type are not suitable for our recycling or composting machinery and all are classified as contamination in your yellow and green bins.
  • Asbestos: Do not place asbestos in your household bins or out for bulky goods collection.  Asbestos is a hazardous substance that puts the community at risk. Special handling and disposal is required. See Building and Construction Waste page for information.
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  • Baby wipes, makeup wipes: All types of wipes must go in your red bin. This includes all wipes marked biodegradable or compostable. Biodegradable and compostable wipes may be a more responsible purchase but they cannot go into your green bin but they are not suitable for the Biomass composting processes and are a classified as contamination.
  • Bag ties: Put in your red bin.
  • Baking Paper: Put in your red bin.
  • Band aids: Put in your red bin.
  • Baskets: Put in your red bin.
  • Batteries: Do not place any type of battery in any household bin as they contain hazardous materials and cause fires, putting the community and environment at risk.  Drop off car and household batteries for free at your local CRC where the lead, acid and plastic are safely recovered and recycled. Batteries are not accepted at Bellingen Waste Transfer Facility. You can drop household batteries off at any ALDI supermarkets for free recycling.
  • BBQ Chicken Bags: Put in your red bin.
  • Beer Bottles: Put in your yellow bin.
  • Beer Cans: Put in your yellow bin.
  • Bones: Put in your green bin.
  • Books & Magazines: If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.  Unusable books, magazines, old phone books etc can be recycled in your yellow bin after removing any metal bindings or plastic coatings.
  • Bottle tops: Metal lids and tops are recycled in your yellow bin. Plastic tops should be screwed onto the empty bottle before placing into yellow bin - then they don’t fall through the recycling machinery.
  • Branches: Put in your green bin if less than 5cm diameter and 1m in length. Take larger branches to a waste facility.
  • Bread: Put in your green bin.
  • Bricks: Do not place these items in your household bins. See Building and Demolition Waste page for information.
  • Bubble wrap: Reuse or place in your red bin for disposal.
  • Buckets: Put broken plastic or metal buckets in the red bin.
  • Building Waste: Do not place these items in your household bins. See Building and Demolition Waste page for information.
  • Bulky Household Waste: Each Council area offers different services to residents. Please see Bulky Household Waste page for information.
  • Bullets and firearms: Please take bullets and firearms to your local Police Station for disposal.
  • Butter wrappers: Put in your red bin.
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  • Cake Trays (plastic or metal): Put in your red bin.
  • Cans: Place empty food or drink cans in your yellow bin.
  • Cards: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Carbon Paper: Place in your red bin.
  • Car Batteries: Do not place any type of battery in any household bin as they contain hazardous materials and cause fires, putting the community and environment at risk.  Batteries contain a range of toxic metals and require specialist recycling methods. Drop them off for FREE at your nearest Community Recycling Centre.
  • Car Parts: Do not put car parts in your household bins or bulky goods service. See ‘auto parts recyclers’ or "auto wreckers" in your phone directory or Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.  Otherwise, you can dispose car parts to your local Waste Management Facility (fees apply).
  • Car Tyres: Do not place car tyres in household bins or in Councils bulky goods service. You can contact your local tyre retailer for disposal options. Otherwise, you can dispose of tyres to your local Waste Management Facility (fees apply). Bellingen Waste Management Facility does not accept tyres.
  • Cardboard, egg cartons, cereal boxes, toilet paper rolls: Clean cardboard can be placed in the yellow bin for recycling.  Soiled cardboard can go in your red bin. 
  • Cardboard (Waxed): Place in your red bin.
  • Carpet/ linoleum: If the carpet or lino is in good condition donate to charity or a community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. If in poor condition dispose of it to landfill though your Council Bulky Household Waste services (up to 1.5m lengths) or take to your nearest waste management facility.
  • Cartridges (Printer): Accepted for recycling at most Australia Post outlets.
  • CDs / DVDs / Cassette Tapes: If unusable, place in your red bin for disposal to landfill.
  • Cellophane: Put in your red bin.
  • Ceramics, crockery, cups, plates and saucers: If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. If in poor condition and damaged place in your red bin for disposal to landfill.
  • Chemicals: Do not place in ANY CCWS bin. Dispose of FREE at your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
  • Chemical Drums (empty): See the drumMUSTER website: www.drummuster.org.au
  • Chip and biscuit wrappers (silver lined): Silver lined wrappers like chip and biscuit packets, chocolate and lolly wrappers go in your red bin. These wrappers look similar to aluminium foil but most are lined with a thin plastic layer that cannot be recycled.
  • Cigarette butts: Put in your red bin
  • Cigarette packets: Put the cardboard in the yellow bin and the plastic wrap in the red bin.
  • Clothing, fabrics and shoes: Unusable clothes can be placed in your red bin for disposal to landfill. Bellingen Shire residents can also participate in the Clothing Collection Service (hyperlink the Clothing Collection Service). Reuse, donate to charity, sell or giveaway wearable clothes and shoes on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle.
  • Cockroach baits: Put in your red bin.
  • Coffee Tins/Jars: Place empty containers in your yellow bin.
  • Coffee Cups disposable/biodegradable/compostable: Disposable coffee cups can only be placed in red bins. This includes all cups marked biodegradable or compostable. Biodegradable and compostable coffee cups are a more responsible purchase but they cannot go into your green or yellow bin. Most disposable coffee cups are lined with plastic polyethylene and therefore cannot be recycled or composted. There is no method available to differentiate between these different types of disposable coffee cups during the recycling or composting processes and all a classified as contamination.
  • Coffee grounds: Put in your green bin.
  • Coffee pod: Please check for a symbol on the base of the coffee pod. If it is marked from 1-7 place it in the yellow bin. If no appropriate symbol please place it in the red bin.
  • Composting: What if you already have a compost? Home composting is a great way to reuse and recycle. However there may be things that don’t easily compost in your own compost bin such as sticks, meat bones and seafood shells. These can be disposed of in your green organics bin.
  • Computers: Drop domestic quantities off for FREE at your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC) in the e-Waste section.
  • Concrete: Do not place these items in your household bins. See Building and Construction Waste page for information.
  • Cooking oil: Do not put any oils or liquid waste into your household bins or in bulky waste service. Drop off FREE to be recycled at your local CRC.
  • Corks: Put in your green bin.
  • Cotton Wool Buds: Put in your red bin.
  • Cups & Saucers: Donate to charity or place in your red bin.
  • Cutlery (Plastic): Place in your red bin.
  • Cutlery (Steel): Place in your red bin.
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  • Dairy: All types of dairy food waste, including cheese, can be placed in the green bin. Wrap in newspaper to reduce odours.
  • Deceased animals: Small deceased animals (e.g. fish, mice, small birds) may be placed in yourgreenbin.Larger deceased animals cannot be placed in your household bins. If your pet has passed away, you can choose to bury your pet at home in your backyard, or contact a vet or a pet burial or cremation service. Raleigh Waste Management Facility accepts deceased animals. Contact Council for the disposal of dead animals from roadsides and public places. If the animal is on the highway contact Roads and Maritime www.rms.nsw.gov.au. 
  • Detergent Bottles: Place empty bottles in your yellow bin.
  • Disposable Nappies: Place in your red bin (even compostable/biodegradable nappies).
  • Disposable / take away coffee cups: Disposable coffee cups can only be placed in red bins. This includes all cups marked biodegradable or compostable.  Biodegradable and compostable coffee cups are a more responsible purchase but they cannot go into your green or yellow bin. Most disposable coffee cups are lined with plastic polyethylene and therefore cannot be recycled or composted. There is no method available to differentiate between these different types of disposable coffee cups during the recycling or composting processes and all a classified as contamination.
  • Drinking Glasses: Drinking glasses cannot be recycled as this glass melts at different temperatures and causes contamination. If broken or in poor condition dispose of it to landfill by placing in your red bin or in Council bulky Goods services.  If in good condition donate to charity or a community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.
  • Dust: Put dust from your vacuum cleaner in your red bin.
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  • Egg Cartons: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Electrical Wiring: Do not place these items in your household bins. See Building and Demolition Waste page for information.
  • Electronic Waste:  Televisions, computers, DVD players, keyboards, laptops, monitors, printers, scanners, cameras, video players, etc. Please do not put electronic waste (E-waste) in any of your bins or in your bulky goods service. Most forms of E-waste contain hazardous materials that can cause fires, putting you, the community and the environment at risk. E-waste is a large and increasing problem with millions of tonnes of these toxic materials going into Australian landfills each year.
  • If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If in poor condition recycle it. Electronic waste requires specialist recycling methods that are provided by different organisations in the Coffs Coast area:
    • Coffs Harbour CRC accepts all types of E-waste, for free.  
    • Raleigh Waste Management Facility and Dorrigo Waste Management Facility both accept all types of E-waste, for free.
    • Nambucca Waste Facility accepts the following (domestic/household quantities only):
       - Category A (no fees): computers, lap tops, servers, key boards, mice, joy sticks, web cams, routers, landlines       & mobile phones.
       - Category B (fees apply): monitors, Tv’s, DVD players, small appliances, printers, scanners
    • Office Works, Coffs Harbour accepts computer systems, including desktops, laptops, computer mice, monitors, printers, scanners, multifunction printers, keyboards, computer power supplies, printed circuit boards, motherboards, network cards, disks and CD drives, for free, through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme. (They also accept printer cartridges and mobile phones through the MobileMuster program). They DO NOT accept televisions, gaming consoles and electronic games, software, digital cameras, electronic equipment, videos and hi-fi equipment.
  • • Harvey Norman Coffs Harbour accepts computers and accessories, televisions and printer cartridges, for free, through the National Television and Computer Recycling Scheme.
  • Engine Oil: Do not place in your household bins. Dispose of FREE at your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
  • Excess green waste: Too much green waste to fit in your green bin? Take the excess to your local Waste Management Facility for composting, fees may apply. Note that Coffs Harbour residents can use the two green waste vouchers they receive each financial year with their rates notice.
  • Eye Glasses: If not suitable to donate to charity, place in your red bin.
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  • Fire Extinguishers: Do not put any type of gas bottle or gas cylinder in your household bins. Drop off fire extinguishers for recycling, for free, at your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
  • Fluorescent Tubes: Dispose of FREE at your local Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
  • Foam, boxes, cups, meat trays: Put in your red bin.
  • Food Scraps: Place all food scraps in your green bin. Including fruit and vegetable scraps, bones, seafood, shells, coffee grinds, tea bags, tea leaves, egg shells, bread, pasta, cereal and dairy products. Note: do not put food scraps for the green bin in plastic bags (including biodegradable and compostable plastic bags). These bags may be a more responsible purchase they are not suitable for the Biomass composting machinery and are classified as contamination in your green bin.
  • Fridges, freezers, air-conditioners: Recycle through your Bulky Household Waste service or drop it off at your local Waste Management Facility, for free. Note that Woolgoolga, Coramba and Bellingen waste Management Facilities cannot accept these items.  If in good condition donate Fridges, freezers, air-conditioners to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.
  • Fruit & Vegetable Scraps: Place in your green bin.
  • Furniture: lounges, dining tables, chairs, bedframes etc: Donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.  If in poor condition and broken, dispose to landfill through your Council's Bulky Household Waste services.
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  • Garden Waste: Place in your green bin.
  • Gas Bottles and Cylinders: Do not put any type of gas bottle or gas cylinder in your household bins or Council bulky waste service. These are hazardous items and put the community at risk. Drop them off your local CRC, for recycling, for free. The remaining gas is safely captured for reuse. Undamaged bottles are retested, restamped and entered into the hire industry. Damaged bottles are punctured and recycled as scrap metal.
  • Glad Wrap: Place in your red bin.
  • Glass bottles, beer and wine bottles and jars: Place it in your yellow bin for recycling. No need to wash them just make sure they are empty or give it a quick rinse. Also see www.returnandearn.org.au for details about the types of containers that are eligible for a 10c refund at approved collection points.  Please put other types of glass like drinking glasses or glass pot lids in the red bin as they have be processed differently and are not compatible for recycling.
  • Glass (Other than Bottles & Jars): Place in your red bin.
  • Glasses (Spectacles): If not suitable to donate to charity, place in your red bin.
  • Grass clippings: Place in your green bin.
  • Greeting cards: Place in your yellow bin for recycling.
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  • Hot water systems: Try Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle or see "scrap metal merchants" in the phone directory. Hot water systems can be included in your Bulky Household Waste service to be recycled. Or you can take them to your local Waste Management Facility for recycling.
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  • Icecream Container (Cardboard): If clean, place empty container in your yellow bin. If soiled, place in your red bin.
  • Icecream Container (Plastic): Place empty container in your yellow bin.
  • Ink cartridges: Please do not put printer consumables in any bin. All printer consumables, including inkjet and toner cartridges, toner bottles, fuser and drum units are made up of a complex combination of plastics, metals, foam, ink and toner and require specialist recycling methods. Instead of adding to the growing problem of electronic waste, you can drop them off for recycling through Planet Ark Program at Council offices, Australia Post, Good Guys, Officeworks and Harvey Norman.
  • Ironing boards: Recycle through your bulky household waste service.
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  • Jars (Glass): Place empty jars in your yellow bin.
  • Juice cartons & poppers: Empty tetra packs like milk and juice cartons can be put in your yellow bin for recycling – even if there is a plastic nozzle. However, please place straws in the red bin.  Also see www.returnandearn.org.au for details about the types of containers that are eligible for a 10c refund at approved collection points. 
  • Junk mail: Place it in your yellow bin for recycling - and any soft plastic wrapping into the red bin.
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  • Kitty litter: Put in your red bin.
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  • Large exercise and sporting items: bikes, treadmill, gym equipment etc: Dispose to landfill through your Council's Bulky Household Waste service. If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.
  • Leaves: Place in your green bin.
  • Lids (Plastic or Metal): These are ok to leave on empty containers and place in your yellow bin.
  • Light Globes and Fluoro Tubes: Drop them off your local CRC FREE to be recycled.  Light globes contain hazardous mercury and mercury emissions and put the community and the environment at risk.
  • Liquids and chemicals: Do not put any liquids into your household bins or in Council's bulky waste service. Drop off waste liquids (including chemicals, pesticides, herbicides and oils) to your local CRC, for free. Not accepted at Woolgoolga, Coramba, Lowanna, Bellingen or Dorrigo.
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  • Magazines: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Margarine Tubs: Place empty tubs in your yellow bin.
  • Matchboxes: Put in your red bin
  • Mattresses: You can dispose of your old mattresses through your bulky household waste service (excluding Bellingen) or take it to your local Waste Management Facility (fees apply).
  • Meat:  All types of inedible meat, including the bones, can be placed in your green bin. Wrap it in newspaper and place it in the freezer until your bin day to prevent odours. 
  • Meat trays: Please check for a symbol on the base of the meat tray. If it is marked from 1-7 place it in the yellow bin. If no appropriate symbol please place it in the red bin.
  • Medicine, tablets: Return expired and unwanted medicine and tablets to any pharmacy, for free and safe disposal, through the Return Medicines Program (www.returnmed.com.au) or call 1300 650 835.
  • Medicine Bottles (Empty): Place in your yellow bin.
  • Metal cookware: All metal fry pans, saucepans, oven trays, baking trays, cake tins: Saucepans, pots and lids are classed as scrap metal (Pots or pans with a non-stick coating can't be recycled). Donate to charity or community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. If in poor condition and broken, recycle it through your bulky household waste service or drop it off at your local Waste Management Facility.
  • Milk Bottles & Cartons: Place empty containers in your yellow bin.
  • Mirrors: Mirrors cannot be recycled, place in your red bin. 
  • Mobile phones: Do not place mobile phones in any bin as they contain hazardous materials and cause fires, putting the community and environment at risk.  If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc.
  • Motor Oil: Do not put any oils or liquid waste into your household bins or in bulky waste service. Drop off motor and household oils to recycle, for free, at your local CRC. Used oils are processed to become a lubricant or used for waste to energy.
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  • Nappies: All types of nappies must go in your red bin. This includes nappies marked biodegradable or compostable. Biodegradable and compostable nappies may be a more responsible purchase and may breakdown faster. But they are not suitable for the Biomass composting process. Any nappies in a green bin are classified as contamination.
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  • Office Paper: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Oil heaters: Do not put oil heaters in your household bins or bulky goods collection services as the oil is a hazardous material and out the community at risk. Dispose to landfill via your household bulky waste service or drop it off at your local Waste Management Facility for specialised recycling.
  • Oil (Motor): Do not put any oils or liquid waste into your household bins or in bulky waste service. Drop off motor and household oils to recycle, for free, at your local CRC. Used oils are processed to become a lubricant or used for waste to energy.
  • Oil (Cooking): Do not put any oils or liquid waste into your household bins or in bulky waste service. Drop off motor and household oils to recycle, for free, at your local CRC. Used oils are processed to become a lubricant or used for waste to energy.
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  • Paint: Do not place paint and paint cans in your household bins or bulky goods collection. Drop off these items off at your local CRC for recycling, for free. Paints are mixed with other waste solvents and used as an alternative to fuel in cement kilns. The metal containers are also recycled.
  • Paper, newspapers: Clean newspaper can be placed in the yellow bin for recycling.  Soiled newspapers can go in your green bin, as they are compostable. You can also use newspaper to wrap food waste before placing in the green bin.
  • Paper Towels: Placed used paper towels in your green bin.
  • Pens, pencils: Put in your red bin
  • Pet Food Tins: Please rinse empty tins and place in your yellow bin.
  • Pharmaceuticals: Return expired and unwanted medicine and tablets to any pharmacy, for free and safe disposal, through the Return Medicines Program (www.returnmed.com.au) or call 1300 650 835.
  • Phone Books: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Photos: Place these in your yellow bin for recycling.
  • Picture frames: If in good condition donate to charity or a community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. If broke or in poor condition put in your red bin.
  • Pill Packets/Blister Packs: Place empty packets in your red bin.
  • Pizza boxes: Soiled cardboard including pizza boxes go in your red bin.
  • Placemats: Put in your red bin.
  • Plant Cuttings: Place in your green bin.
  • Plant pots and plastic seedling containers: If they have a recycling number from 1-7 please place them in your yellow bin. If not please place in the red bin. 
  • Plaster board: Do not place these items in your household bins. See Building and Construction Waste page for information.
  • Plastic bags: All plastic bags must go in your red bin. This includes all bags marked biodegradable; or compostable or stamped with a recycle symbol 1-7.  Biodegradable and compostable plastic bags may be a more responsible purchase and break down faster.  But plastic bags of any type are not suitable for our recycling or composting machinery and all are classified as contamination if found in your yellow or green bin. Alternatively, you can take them to a REDcycle drop off point: http://www.redcycle.net.au/where-to-redcycle/
  • Plastic bottles and containers: Recycle empty plastic bottles and containers like drink bottles, milk bottles, detergent bottles, sauce bottles, ice cream and yoghurt containers, margarine tubs and plastic takeaway containers etc. labelled 1 – 7 in your yellow bin. Plastic tops should be screwed onto the empty bottle before placing into yellow bin - then they don’t fall through the recycling machinery. No need to wash them just make sure they are empty or a quick rinse. Also see www.returnandearn.org.au for details about the types of containers that are eligible for a 10c refund at approved collection points. 
  • Plastic Disposable Cutlery: Put in your red bin.
  • Plastic wrappers, cling / glad wrap: All wrappers and scrunchy plastics like cling wrap and sandwich bags go in your red bin. 
  • Polystyrene: Drop off large pieces of clean polystyrene, for recycling, for free, at Coffs Harbour, Woolgoolga, Bellingen or Raleigh Waste Facilities. Please place very small pieces or dirty polystyrene in the red bin for disposal to landfill.
  • Pyrex: If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. Pyrex is made from treated glass that cannot be recycled. If broken, place in your red bin for disposal to landfill. 
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  • Reading Glasses: The Lions Club Australia  (www.lionsclubs.org.au) collect reading/ eye glasses for their Recycle For Sight program which regrades and distributes 250,000 to 500,000 pairs each year to those in need in developing countries. Mail your glasses to LIONS Recycle for Sight Australia, PO Box 3021, Clontarf MDC, QLD 4019. Broken glasses can be placed in your red bin for disposal to landfill.
  • Ribbons: Place in your red bin.
  • Rocks, Sand and Soil: Do not place rocks, sand or soil in your household bins or bulky goods service. Try to reuse elsewhere in your garden sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. Otherwise, take to your nearest Waste Management Facility.
  • Rope: Put in your red bin
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  • Sauce Bottles: Place empty containers in your yellow bin.
  • Scrap metal, metal sheets and guttering: Do not place these items in your household bins. Try Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle or see "scrap metal merchants" in the phone directory. Metal sheets and guttering can be included in your bulky goods service to be recycled. Or you can take them to your Waste Management Facility for recycling.
  • Shoes: If not suitable to donate to charity, place in your red bin.
  • Small household appliances: Small household appliances include toasters, kettles, irons and power tools. Place it in your red bin. If in good condition donate to a charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle.
  • Small thin sticks, plants, leaves, weeds, flowers, grass clippings: Put in your green bin. Note: Strict temperature and air controls ensure that weed seeds and pathogens are destroyed during the composting process. 
  • Smoke Alarms: Do not place smoke alarms in your household bins. These items can contain hazardous materials. Drop off these items off at your local CRC for recycling, for free.
  • Soft Drink Bottles & Cans: Place empty containers in your yellow bin.
  • Soil: Small amounts of garden soil can be put in your green bin. 
  • String: Put in your red bin
  • Styrofoam: Put in your red bin
  • Syringes: Do not put syringes in any of your household bins. Contact your local Council or go to www.safesharps.org.au for locations including:  
  • Coffs Harbour: Park Avenue near Woolworths below the stair to multi deck car park
  • Coffs Harbour: Community Village Car Park, behind Cavanbah Hall. Accessed via Earl Street
  • Boambee: Englands Road Landfill next to the Weighbridge Office (2 bins)
  • Toormina: Southern side of Toormina Gardens Shopping Centre
  • Moonee Beach: Western side of Monee Tavern carpark
  • Woolgoolga: Market Street Carpark
  • Bellingen: Shire Council Shire Council building next to the toilet block 33-39 Hyde St (24 Hr)
  • Bellingen: Council Administration Building Church St
  • Nambucca Heads: Guardian Pharmacy 28 Bowra St
  • Nambucca Heads: Nambucca Priceline 24 Ridge St
  • Nambucca Heads: Tourist Information Centre River Drive (24 Hr Access)
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  • Tablet containers and pill packets: Put empty tablet containers and pill packets in your red bin.
  • Takeaway Coffee Cups: Place in your red bin (even those that state they are compostable or biodegradable).
  • Takeaway Containers: Recycle empty plastic takeaway containers labelled 1 – 7 in your yellow bin.
  • Takeaway waxed cups, milkshake and soft drink cups: Put all waxed cardboard and paper like fruit trays, takeaway waxed soft drink cups and milkshake cups in your red bin.
  • Tea Bags: Place in your green bin.
  • Telephone Books: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Televisions: Dispose of FREE (domestic quantities) at your nearest Community Recycling Facility (CRC).
  • Textiles: If not suitable to donate to charity, place in your red bin.
  • Thick branches, stumps and logs: Do not put large or thick branches and logs (greater than 5cm in diameter or anything thicker than your arm) in your green bin. Large branches are not suitable for composting machinery and overweight bins will not be collected.  Take the large branches and logs to your local Waste Management Facility for composting, fees may apply.  
  • Tiles: Do not place tiles items in your household bins. If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If in poor condition and broken, dispose to landfill through Council's Bulky Goods services or take to your nearest Waste Management Facility.
  • Timber: Small untreated and unpainted timber off-cuts can be placed in your green bin.  With larger timber lengths, try to sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. If in poor condition dispose of it to landfill though your Council bulky goods services (up to 1.5m lengths) or take to your local Waste Management Facility.
  • Tin Cans: Place empty cans in your yellow bin.
  • Tissues, Paper towels: Soiled paper such as used tissues, used paper towel, newspapers and pizza boxes can go in your green bin, as they are compostable.
  • Toilet Paper Rolls: Place in your yellow bin.
  • Toys: If in good condition donate to charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. If in poor condition and broken, dispose to landfill through your Council's Bulky Household Waste service.
  • Tree Clippings: If less than 5cm diameter and 1m length, place in your green bin. Larger items to be disposed of at waste facility.
  • Tyres: Do not place car tyres in household bins or in Councils bulky goods service. You can contact your local tyre retailer for disposal options. Otherwise, you can dispose of tyres to your local Waste Management Facility (fees apply). Bellingen Waste Management Facility does not accept tyres.
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  • U
  • Umbrellas: Please place broken umbrellas in the red bin.
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  • V
  • Vegetable Scraps: Place in your green bin.
  • Vinyl: Put in your red bin
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  • W
  • Washing baskets: Put in your red bin.
  • Waxed Cardboard: Place in your red bin.
  • Waxed Paper: Place in your red bin.
  • Weeds: Place in your green bin.
  • Whitegoods: Large household appliances include microwaves, ovens, dishwashers, range hoods, cook tops, washing machines and dryers. Recycle through your Bulky Household Waste service or drop it off at your local Waste Management Facility FREE.  If in good condition donate to a charity or community group; or sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle.
  • Windows: If in good condition try Buy, Swap, Sell on Facebook, Gumtree, Freecycle etc. Window glass cannot be recycled in your yellow bin as it melts at different temperatures and causes contamination. Dispose of it to landfill by taking to your nearest Waste Management Facility.
  • Wine Bottles: Place empty bottles in your yellow bin.
  • Wood (Treated): Place small offcuts in your red bin. Do not place large items in your household bins. See Building and Construction Waste page for information.
  • Wood (Untreated Small Offcuts): Small, untreated, unpainted wood offcuts can be placed in your green bin.
  • Wrapping Paper (Paper): Place in your yellow bin.
  • Wrapping Paper (Foil or Plastic): Place in your red bin.
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  • X
  • X-rays: X-rays can be recycled – they are processed to extract silver. 
    If you have a small quantity of x-rays, simply place them in an envelope and post to the address below. If you have large volumes (over 20kg), you can arrange for collecting by phone. 
    Quantum Technical Services
    Unit 1/52 Wodonga Street, (entry off Alfred Avenue)
    Beverley, SA 5009
    Phone: 1300 247 266
    Email: info@qtsaustralia.com.au
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  • Yoghurt Containers: If marked with a triangle containing 1-7, place empty container in your yellow bin. If not triangle present on container, place in your red bin.
  • Z
  • Zippers: Place in your red bin.
 
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