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A-Z of Recycling

 
 Where should I recycle this item?
Aerosol cansEmpty cans can be added to your yellow recycling bin.
Aluminium cansEmpty cans can be added to your yellow recycling bin.
AsbestosFollow the link to find out how to safely dispose of asbestos waste from your home.
Batteries (car)Drop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
Batteries (dry cell)Drop off your old batteries at the Lane Cove Council, 48 Longueville Road during opening hours. There are also battery bins in Lane Cove Woolworths and Coles.
Batteries (phone)

Mobile phones, batteries and chargers are recycled through MobileMuster. Drop off at Lane Cove Council, 48 Longueville Road. You can also download a reply-paid label so that you can send your mobile phone to MobileMuster by post. For further information visit www.mobilemuster.com.au.

Beauty productsRecycle used beauty products including shampoo, conditioner and face wash containers, used mascara tubes, makeup brushes, eyeshadow and makeup powder containers in collection bins in the foyer of the Civic Centre. Full list of what is accepted on TerraCycle website.
BikesTry contacting Cycle Re-cycle to donate unwanted bikes for re-use in the community.
Books Try contacting Reverse Garbage or The Bower or a local charity shop to see if they will accept your old books.
Building wasteBuilding materials and tyres (5 tyres per visit) can be accepted in small quantities at Ryde Transfer Station.
CansEmpty cans can be added to your yellow recycling bin.
CarsAccepted at SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Check the SITA website for more information.
Car bodiesAccepted at SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Check the SITA website for more information.
CardboardClean cardboard can be added to your blue recycling bin.
CarpetCarpet can be disposed of through the household clean-up service. Call 1300 655 006 to book a collection.
ChemicalsCan be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event.
Christmas cardsCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
ClothingDonate to a local charity, place in a clothing bin at Council, or take clothing (any brand or condition) to your nearest H & M Clothing Store for reuse and recycling.
Coffee PodsRecycle used Nescafe coffee pods using the collection bin in the foyer of the Civic Centre. Full list of what is accepted on TerraCycle website.
ComputersDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
Egg cartonsCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
EnvelopesCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
E-wasteDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
Food wasteCan be recycled in a compost bin or worm farm.
FridgesMetals from all white goods can be recycled via Lane Cove Council's household clean-up service. Call the waste solutions hotline on 1300 655 006 to arrange collection.
FreezersMetals from all white goods can be recycled via Lane Cove Council's household clean-up service. Call the waste solutions hotline on 1300 655 006 to arrange collection.
FurnitureCouncil has partnered with The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre to collect or re-home unwanted goods that are still in usable condition. Too often, items going to landfill via council clean-up could still be used by someone else. Book a free collection or find out more information.
Garden wasteGoes into your green garden recycling bin.
Gas bottles/ cylindersDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
General household wasteGoes into your red bin.
Glass Bottles and jarsCan be added to your yellow recycling bin.
Household cleaning productsCan be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event.
Ink cartridgesThe light bulb recycling bin inside Coles and Woolworths in Lane Cove takes ink cartridges. There is also a collection bin in the foyer of the Lane Cove Council Administration Centre.
Juice cartonsCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
Junk mailCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
Light bulbsThe Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group (LCSAG) has organised a light bulb recycling bin inside Coles and Woolworths in Lane Cove. The bin takes CFLs light globes, fluoro tubes, LED lights, halogens and ink cartridges.
MagazinesCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
MattressesMattresses are recycled via Lane Cove Council's household clean-up service. Call the waste solutions hotline on 1300 655 006 to arrange collection.
Milk containersCardboard containers can be added to your blue recycling bin. Plastic containers can be added to your yellow recycle bin.
MirrorsSmall broken mirrors should be wrapped securely and placed into your red bin.
Mobile phonesMobile phones, batteries and chargers are recycled through MobileMuster. Drop off at Lane Cove Council, 48 Longueville Road. You can also download a reply-paid label so that you can send your mobile phone to MobileMuster by post. For further information visit www.mobilemuster.com.au.
Needles The safe sharps website has more information about safe disposal of needles.
NewspapersCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
Office paperCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
Oil Drop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
Paint/ Paint tinsDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
PalletsAccepted at SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Check the SITA website for more information.
Paper Can be added to your blue recycling bin.
Phone booksCan be added to your blue recycling bin.
Pizza boxesClean pizza boxes can be added to your blue recycling bin. Boxes containing food scraps and grease should be added to your red bin.
PlantsCan be added to your green garden waste bin.
Plastic bagsThese can be recycled through Coles supermarkets REDcycle plastic packaging recycling scheme. Bins are available in Coles stores.There is also a soft plastics collection bin at the bottom of the escalator of the Lane Cove Plaza Woolworths.
Plastic bottles and containersCan be added to your yellow recycling bin.
Plastics (soft packaging)These can be recycled through Coles supermarkets REDcycle plastic packaging recycling scheme. Bins are available in Coles stores. There is also a soft plastics collection bin at the bottom of the escalator of the Lane Cove Plaza Woolworths.
Polystyrene and StyrofoamGoes into your red bin.
Pool chemicalsCan be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event.
Printer cartridgesPrinter cartridges can be taken to Australia Post outlets to be recycled through the Planet Ark project.
Scrap metalsAccepted at SITA Resource Recovery Centres. Check the SITA website for more information.
Sharps/ needlesThe safe sharps website has more information about safe disposal of needles.
Smoke detectorsDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
SolventsCan be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event.
SpectaclesPersonal Eyes collect prescription and non-prescription glasses and sunglasses to donate to some of the poorest people in the South Pacific Region.
TelevisionsDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.
TimberSee http://www.austim.com.au/timber-recycling-scheme-directory for a directory of locations accepting donated timber.
ToothbrushesRecycle used toothbrushes and dental products in collection bins in the foyer of the Civic Centre. Full list of what is accepted on TerraCycle website.
 White goodsMetals from all white goods can be recycled via Lane Cove Council's household clean-up service. Call the waste solutions hotline on 1300 655 006 to arrange collection.
X- raysDrop off for free at the new Community Recycling Centre at 8 Waltham Road, Artarmon.