A - Z Waste and Recycling Directory

Use this directory to find out how to recycle or dispose of items, including items that aren't accepted in household bins.

What we can and can't recycle changes over time, as this is driven by the market for recycled materials. This directory is based on the best available information.

A   B   C   D   E   F   G - J   K   L   M   N - O   P - Q  R   S   T - U   V   W   X - Z


A

Aluminium cans, trays and foil

Aerosol cans

Asbestos

B

Baking paper

Balloons (Including biodegradable and latex balloons) 

Batteries (household)

Batteries (car)

Berry punnets

Bicycles

Biscuit trays

Books

Branches and twigs (maximum size 10cm diameter by 30cm length)

Bricks, clean concrete and clean soil

C

Cameras

Cardboard and paper

Carpet

Cartons, including milk and juice cartons

  • Cartons without a foil lining (no lids) - Recycling bin
  • Foil-lined cartons (including long life soy, milk and juice cartons) - Garbage bin

Cartridges (ink)

CDs, DVDs, VHS, Floppy Discs and Cassette Tapes

Cellophane

Ceramics

Charity shops

Chemical drums (empty)

Chemicals (household)

Clothing, textiles and shoes

Coffee cups and ice-cream cups

Cooking oil

Cork

  • Some childcare centres and kindergartens (check first)
  • Garbage bin

Crockery

D

Deli/butchers paper

Donate, sell or give away

DVDs, CDs, VHS, Floppy Discs and Cassette Tapes

E

E-waste - Any item with a plug, battery or cord (e.g. TV, keyboard or computer) that is no longer working or wanted (remove personal details from computers to protect your privacy)

Eye glasses

  • Some optometrists

F

Food

Food trays

Furniture

G - J

Garden waste (including garden prunings, grass clippings, leaves and weeds)

Gas bottles

Glass

K

Kitty litter and animal waste

L

Letters and envelopes (including those with a plastic window)

Light globes and tubes (all types including fluorescent, LED)

Lids

  • Large metal lids (e.g. jam jar lids) – Recycling bin
  • Large plastic lids (e.g. ice cream container lids) – Recycling bin
  • Small metal lids (e.g. beer bottle lids) – Garbage bin
  • Small plastic lids (e.g. plastic bottle lids) – Garbage bin

M

Magazines and catalogues

Mattresses

Medicines

Mirrors and window glass

Mobile phones and accessories (Chargers, Headphones, MP3 Players and iPods)

Motor oil

N - O

Nappies

Needles and syringes

P - Q

Paper and cardboard

Paper towel

Paint

Paint tins (empty, clean and dry)

Pet food tins

Pizza boxes

Polystyrene

Plastic bags and other soft, scrunchable plastic packaging

Plant pots and trays

Plastic containers and bottles

Plastic cutlery, cups and plates

R

Razor blades

S

Scrap metal

Soft, scrunchable plastic (including plastic bags, wraps and rice/pasta bags)

Stationary – Pens, markers, highlighters and liquid paper fluid pots

Steel cans

Steel pots and pans

Straws (plastic or paper)

T - U

Takeaway Containers (plastic and cardboard)

Timber (including wood pellets)

Toothbrushes and toothpaste tubes

Towels and Bedding

  • Some animal shelters and vets.

Toys and bric a brac

Tyres

V

Vacuum dust

W

Waxed paper

Weeds

Whitegoods

Wine casks

 

X - Z

X-rays (remove personal details)

Please Note

This information has been provided by Council as a guide only and should not be viewed as an endorsement or recommendation of an independent service provider. Please contact the service provider to confirm details, or look in the local phone directory to find other alternatives. Please contact Council if you know of other local organisations that provide recycling or reuse services.

For information on what can and can’t be accepted in the kerbside recycling bin, visit our Bin Information page.

For other waste and recycling disposal options, visit Sustainability Victoria.

Contact Us

Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
Frankston 3199
P. 1300 322 322
E. info@frankston.vic.gov.au

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