How to Dispose of Common Items

Read the below list for useful information on the proper disposal methods for the following common materials.

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  Item Disposal Method
A Aerosol cans (empty) Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Aluminium baking trays Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Aluminium foil Recycle bin (yellow lid) (clean, and rolled or scrunched into a loose ball)
Aluminium cans Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Animal droppings Compost bin (green lid)
Asbestos Contact the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA)  
B Batteries (car) Shepparton or Ardmona Resource Recovery Centres
Batteries (mobile phone) Read our page about mobile phones
Household batteries Read our page about batteries
Berry and vegetable punnets (for example: strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes) Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Bikes Resource Recovery Centres
Bricks Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre
C Cardboard (including milk and juice cartons) Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Carpet and carpet underlays Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre
CDs & DVDs  Please post to: Gram Destruction
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Chemicals, cleaning products and their containers Read our page about chemicals
Ceramics and porcelain Landfill bin (red lid)
Clothing Old clothes in good condition can be donated to a local charitable organisation or second-hand store, or otherwise to an organisation that makes rags. If necessary, they can also be placed in your landfill bin (red lid).
Computers Resource Recovery Centres
Concrete Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre
Cooking oil Not accepted at Resource Recovery Centres
D Detergent cartons Recycle bin (yellow lid)
E Electrical appliances Resource Recovery Centres
F Furniture Resource Recovery Centres
Fabric Can be donated to an organisation that makes rags. If necessary, they can also be placed in your landfill bin (red lid).
Fluorescent lights Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre
Food scraps Compost bin (green lid)
G Gas cylinders Take to a business that refills gas cylinders.
Garden and lawn clippings Compost bin (green lid)
Glass bottles and jars (excluding glass from windows, drinking glasses and kitchenware) Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Glass from windows, drinking glasses and kitchenware Landfill bin (red lid)
H Herbicides Read our page about chemicals
Hair clippings Compost bin (green lid)
I Ice cream containers Recycle bin (yellow lid)
J Juice cartons / bottles Recycle bin (yellow lid)
K Kitty litter Landfill bin (red lid)
L Lawn mowers Resource Recovery Centres
Light bulbs Standard incandescent / tungsten / halogen light bulbs can be placed in your landfill bin (red lid). Fluorescent lights can be recycled at Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre.
M Milk cartons / bottles Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Mattresses Resource Recovery Centres
Magazines Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Marine flares Take back to the supplier (Hazardous waste)
Mobile phones Read our page about mobile phones
Motor oil Shepparton or Ardmona Resource Recovery Centres. All oil containers are to be no larger than 20 litres.
N Nappies Landfill bin (red lid)
Nespresso coffee pods Drop off at collection point: Riverside Gardens Garden Centre 7715 Goulburn Valley Hwy, Kialla, 3631
Newspapers Recycle bin (yellow lid)
O Motor oil, oil filters and containers Shepparton or Ardmona Resource Recovery Centres. All oil containers are to be no larger than 20 litres.
Ovenware and Pyrex Landfill bin (red lid)
P Paint tins (empty and dry) Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre, or return to supplier
Paper Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Pesticides Read our page about chemicals
Petroleum products (oil) Shepparton or Ardmona Resource Recovery Centres. All oil containers are to be no larger than 20 litres.
Phone books Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Soft plastics (for example: plastic shopping bags, cling wrap, bread bags, confectionery wrappers, chip packets) Landfill bin (red lid)
Plastic bottles / containers (plastics numbered 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7) Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Polystyrene boxes and packaging Shepparton Resource Recovery Centre, except those labelled with the number 6 on them, which can be recycled in your recycle bin (yellow lid)
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R Rags (unwanted sheets, towels and clothing) Can be donated to an organisation that makes rags. If necessary, they can also be placed in your landfill bin (red lid).
S Scrap metal Resource Recovery Centres
Scrap rubber Landfill bin (red lid)
Shampoo bottles Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Silage wrap Resource Recovery Centres
Smoke detectors Landfill bin (red lid)
Soft-drink bottles Recycle bin (yellow lid)
Steel cans Recycle bin (yellow lid)
T Televisions Resource Recovery Centres
Tyres Resource Recovery Centres
Tyre tubes Resource Recovery Centres
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W (Noxious) weeds Compost bin (green lid)
White goods Resource Recovery Centres
Window glass Landfill bin (red lid)
Wood Resource Recovery Centres
X X-rays Landfill bin (red lid)
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