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A-Z of Where to Next

This A-Z list provides more information on best practice use of common items and what to do with them at the end of their use.

Follow the highlighted links for more information on each item.

Click here for more information on Landfill and Transfer station hours and locations.

If you cannot find the fees for an item, click here for a list of waste fees.

 

A

Acids See Detox Your Home
Advertising material Separate paper from soft plastic if needed and place paper in recycling.
Aerosol cans Recycling
Aluminium foil and trays Recycling if reasonably clean and free of food. Foil to be scrunched lightly into a tennis ball size before recycling.
Appliances E-waste
Asbestos Even suspected asbestos should be disposed of as asbestos. For conditions and costs, visit the asbestos page.

B

Baby wipes Best practice is to use cloth wipes that can be laundered and re-used. Disposable wipes go in general waste.
Bailing twine General waste
Barbeques Good condition barbeques can be taken to the tip shop, otherwise take to a landfill or transfer station
Batteries - car Accepted at all sites for free
Batteries - household Accepted for free at Bairnsdale or participating Aldi stores. Is also accepted as E-waste
Bicycles Good condition bicycles can be taken to the tip shop, otherwise take to a landfill or transfer station
Biscuit packets Soft Plastics
Biscuit trays Recycling
Blankets and bedding In good condition, they can be taken to an opportunity shop or Animal Aid shelter. If not in good condition, take to a Landfill or transfer station
Books In good condition, they can be taken to an opportunity shop. If not in good condition, can be recycled
Bottle caps - metal Need to be collected in a tin can with the lid squeezed shut to go in the recycling
Bottles - glass Recycling
Bottles - plastic Recycling if it has plastics codes 1-5
Branches Green Waste
Bras Uplift Project if in good condition. Otherwise, general waste
Bread tags Collect and donate to Bread tags for wheelchairs initiative
Bricks Accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota. See the Waste Fees at the top of this page for prices
Bubble wrap Soft Plastics
Butter wrapper paper or foil General waste
Building waste Accepted at Transfer stations and landfills. See the Waste Fees at the top of this page for prices

C

Cameras E-waste
Cans - aluminium drink cans Recycling
Cardboard Recycling. Large amounts of cardboard are accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota, Metung, Orbost and Swifts Creek
Carpet Accepted at Transfer stations
Car bodies Accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota
Car parts Accepted for free as hard waste. Metal parts are accepted in steel recycling
Cartons from milk and juice Recycling if it has plastics codes 1-5
Cartridges - printer Cartridges 4 Planet Ark
CDs Send to Gram Destruction or E-waste
Ceramics If clean, accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota. See the Waste Fees at the top of this page for prices
Chargers E-waste
Chemicals See Detox Your Home
Cigarette butts General waste
Clean Fill Accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River or Lakes Entrance (free at Lakes Entrance). Costs for Bairnsdale and Cann River are $47 per cubic metre or $34 per tonne
Cleaners - household See Detox Your Home
Cling wrap Soft Plastics
Clothes If in good condition, donate to an opp shop. If it cannot be worn again, send to ManRags to be recycled into new clothing
Cloth nappies Uplift Project if in good condition. For help to get started with cloth nappies visit Cloth Baby
Coffee cups Avoid takeaway cups by bringing your own. Disposable cups are to be placed in General waste
Coffee pods/capsules Try reusable pods/capsules. Disposable pods/capsules are to be placed in General waste
Compact fluorescent light globes Free disposal at Bairnsdale
Computers Accepted at all sites and free to dispose of at Bairnsdale
Concrete Accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota. See the Waste Fees at the top of this page for prices
Construction waste Accepted at all waste sites. See the Waste Fees at the top of this page for prices
Contaminated Soil Low level contaminated soil category C accepted at Bairnsdale and costs $265 per tonne. See the EPA website for more information on contaminated soils.
Cooking oil See Detox Your Home
Cork General waste
Cosmetics See Detox Your Home

D

Dead animals - small Accepted at Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance. Costs are; Cat - $4, Dog - $11 and calf under 4 months - $15
Dead animals - large and carcasses Accepted at Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance and costs $229 per tonne
Dentures General waste
Detox your home An annual event to dispose of unwanted chemicals from the home for free. Please note that paint, fluorescent light globes and household batteries can be taken to Bairnsdale throughout the year.
Disposable nappies General waste
Doors Good condition doors can be taken to the tip shop, otherwise take to a landfill or transfer station
DVDs Send to Gram Destruction or E-waste

E

Electronics E-waste

F

Farm chemicals Chem Clear take any unused agricultural chemicals
Fire extinguisher See Detox Your Home or call the CFA on 1300 36 36 61 to find which local brigade accepts unwanted or used extinguishers
Flares Any unwanted flares can be taken to your local police station to be disposed of
Food scraps It is best practice to compost or worm farm your food scraps (details can be found on the food waste page), or find someone who can through share waste. Otherwise they can go in General waste
Fridges If still working, donate or sell. Otherwise, free to dispose at transfer stations
Fruit net bags - plastic Soft Plastics
Furniture If in working condition, donate or sell. Otherwise, it can be taken to a transfer station or landfill and will be disposed of depending on the material type

G

Garden hose General waste
Garden prunings Green Waste
Gas bottles All transfer stations. Larger than 10kgs costs $18 and smaller than 10kgs costs $10
Glass bottles Recycling. If broken, place in general waste
Glass - window, cups, mirrors, table tops If intact, donate or sell. If broken, take to a transfer station or landfill
Glasses - reading and sunglasses Donate to Lions for Sight program (collection located at Specsavers in Bairnsdale). Otherwise place in general waste.
Glues - water-based and solvents See Detox Your Home
Grass clippings Green Waste 

H

Hair dryer and straightener E-waste
Herbicide See Detox Your Home
Household chemicals See Detox Your Home

I

Insect spray bottles and cans See Detox Your Home

J

Juice bottles Recycling

K

Kerosene See Detox Your Home

L

Light globes LED and Fluorescent light globes disposed for free at Bairnsdale
Lolly wrappers Soft Plastics

M

Magazines Recycling
Makeup See Detox Your Home
Mattresses You have multiple options for disposing of mattresses.
Options are:
1. Pay the disposal charge at the landfill or transfer station. Prices are: Single $35 Double and Queen $45 King $55
2. You can strip the mattress themselves (not allowed to do this at the site)
i. Use a knife to cut around the edge of the mattress
ii. Pull back and roll up the lining/stuffing – this can be placed in household kerbside bin or taken to landfill/transfer station for disposal (charge should range between $5 and $11 depending on the amount of stuffing/cover that comes off the mattress
iii. Metal springs can be taken to the landfill or transfer station for disposal free of charge
3. At Bairnsdale Landfill they can take the mattress to the Tip shop who will strip it for them. Prices are: Single $30 Double/Queen $40 King $50
Medicines Return unwanted medicines project. Most pharmacies should accept your unwanted medicines for free through this program.
Medicine wrapper - foil blister pack General waste
Metal Accepted at Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Buchan, Cann River, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Mallacoota, Marlo, Metung, Omeo, Orbost, Swifts Creek and Wairewa
Mobile phones E-waste
Motor oil Accepted at Bairnsdale, Bruthen, Buchan, Lakes Entrance, Lindenow, Mallacoota, Marlo, Metung, Omeo, Orbost and Swifts Creek. Also accepted at Detox Your Home

N

Nail polish See Detox Your Home
Nappies Cloth nappies are preferable as they can be reused. Disposbale nappies are to be placed in general waste
Newspaper Recycling

O

Office furniture If in good condition, donate or sell. Otherwise take to a landfill or transfer station

P

Paint and paint tins Accepted at Bairnsdale for free. Can also be taken to Detox Your Home
Paper Recycling
Petrol We do not accept petrol at any of our sites. Petrol can be taken to a detox your home day
Plant pots - plastic General waste
Plastic bags Avoid plastic bags by choosing reusables and having a bag handy when shopping. Dispose as a Soft Plastic.
Plastic containers - hard plastic Recycling if it has plastics codes 1-5
Plastic plates, cups, and cutlery Avoid single use plastic by choosing reusable or compostable options. Plastic options go in general waste
Polystyrene Large amounts of clean polystyrene can be taken to the tip shop at Bairnsdale landfill to be processed for recycling. Small and contaminated polystyrene goes in general waste
Power tools In good condition, donate or sell. Otherwise they can be disposed as E-waste
Printer cartridges Cartridges 4 Planet Ark
Pyrex ovenware If in good condition, donate or sell. Otherwise take to a landfill or transfer station

Q

R

Rat poison See Detox Your Home
Remote controls E-waste

S

Shampoo and conditioner bottles Empty bottles can be placed in recycling.
Shoes If in good condition, donate to an opp shop. If it cannot be worn again, send to ManRags to be recycled into new clothing
Shredded paper Can be placed in the recycling bin if loosely wrapped in paper
Silage wrap Free disposal at Bairnsdale Landfill in Bulk Bags
Soap bottles Empty bottles can be placed in recycling.
Socks If in good condition, donate to an opp shop. If it cannot be worn again, send to ManRags to be recycled into new clothing
Sporting equipment Donate to an opp shop or to Boots For All
Stationary Donate or recycle through terracycle
Steel cans Recycling
Straw - plastic Avoid single use plastic by choosing reusable or compostable options. Plastic options go in general waste
Swimwear Uplift Project if in good condition
Syringes and needles Safe disposal of syringes can be found here

T

Televisions Accepted at all sites and free to dispose of at Bairnsdale and Lakes Entrance
Tiles Accepted at Bairnsdale, Cann River, Lakes Entrance and Mallacoota. See the Waste Fees at the top of this page for prices
Timber Accepted at all sites
Tissues General waste
Toner cartridges Cartridges 4 Planet Ark
Tools - unpowered Accepted at all sites. See powered tools for any electronic tools.
Toothbrush Avoid using a plastic toothbrush as this will never break down in landfill (place in general waste). Bamboo toothbrushes can be found in most supermarkets and pharmacies.
Toothpaste tube Avoid using toothpaste tubes as this will never break down in landfill (place in general waste). Alternative toothpastes can be found in most supermarkets and pharmacies
Towels Donate or sell. Otherwise place in general waste
Toys - unpowered Donate or sell. Otherwise place in general waste
Toys - with plug, battery or cord E-waste
Tyres Accepted at Bairnsdale, Buchan, Lakes Entrance, Mallacoota and Orbost. Costs for tyres on rims are; Car/motorcycle - $17, Light truck/ 4x4 - $31, Truck - $51, Tractor - $254 and Large earthmoving - $764

U

V

Vacuum cleaner dust If it only contains dust, it can be composted. If there are any plastics or inorganic material, place in general waste
Vegetable scraps It is best practice to compost or worm farm your vegetable scraps (find out how on the food waste page), or find someone who can through share waste. Otherwise they can go in general waste
Video tapes Donate or sell. Otherwise it is E-waste
Vinyl General Waste
Vitamin bottles Empty bottles can be placed in recycling.

W

Watches E-waste
Waxed cardboard General waste
Weeds Green waste
White goods (washing machine, dishwasher, fridge etc.) If still working, donate or sell. Otherwise, free to dispose at transfer stations.

X

X-rays Send your old x-rays to Siltech PMR

Y

Yoghurt containers Recycling if it has plastics codes 1-5

Z

Zip-lock bags Soft Plastics
 

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