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.
Aluminium cans, trays and foil
Balloons (Including biodegradable and latex balloons)
Branches and twigs (maximum size 10cm diameter by 30cm length)
Bricks, clean concrete and clean soil
Cardboard and paper
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
CDs, DVDs, VHS, Floppy Discs and Cassette Tapes
Chemical drums (empty)
Clothing, textiles and shoes
Coffee cups and ice-cream cups
- Some childcare centres and kindergartens (check first)
- Garbage bin
Donate, sell or give away
DVDs, CDs, VHS, Floppy Discs and Cassette Tapes
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)
Garden waste (including garden prunings, grass clippings, leaves and weeds)
Kitty litter and animal waste
Letters and envelopes (including those with a plastic window)
Light globes and tubes (all types including fluorescent, LED)
Magazines and catalogues
Mirrors and window glass
Mobile phones and accessories (Chargers, Headphones, MP3 Players and iPods)
Needles and syringes
Paper and cardboard
Paint tins (empty, clean and dry)
Pet food tins
Plastic bags and other soft, scrunchable plastic packaging
Plant pots and trays
Plastic containers and bottles
Plastic cutlery, cups and plates
Soft, scrunchable plastic (including plastic bags, wraps and rice/pasta bags)
Stationary – Pens, markers, highlighters and liquid paper fluid pots
Steel pots and pans
Straws (plastic or paper)
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
X-rays (remove personal details)
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.
Frankston City Council
30 Davey Street
P. 1300 322 322
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