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Metal

What to do with it?

Can be placed in the recycling bin once the kerbside recycling collection resumes.

Currently can be dropped off at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

 



What to do with it?

Drop off your old air conditioning units for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.


Did you know?

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Drop off barbecue gas bottles (up to 9kg) for free at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in Douro St North Geelong.


Did you know?

Safe Storage of Your Gas Bottle:

It is best to store gas bottles outdoors in a well ventilated space. Gas bottles should never be stored indoors.

Gas bottles should always be stored upright. Do not store gas bottles near an ignition source.

If you store your BBQ or patio heater indoors, when not in use, you should always detach the gas bottle first and store it separately outdoors.



What to do with it?

Can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery centres.


Did you know?

Find out what you can drop off for free at the Geelong Resource Recovery centre.



What to do with it?

Blenders are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

These plastic and wire ties cannot be recycled and should be placed in your general waste bin.



What to do with it?

Bread Makers are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Can be dropped off at the Geelong or Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre at no cost.



What to do with it?

Coffee machines are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Compact disks players are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Can be placed in the recycling bin once the kerbside recycling collection resumes.

Currently can be dropped off at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.



What to do with it?

Electric fans are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Electrical hand tools are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Electrical heaters are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Drop off at the Geelong or Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre. There is no charge.



What to do with it?

Food mixers are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

With the closure of the SKM Recycling facility all kerbside recycling cannot be sorted and is temporarily going to landfill.


Did you know?

Alternatively, there are a number of recycling options available for some items during the current kerbside recycling disruption. These include:

  • Soft plastics such as bread bags, biscuit packet wrappers, pasta and rice bags, frozen food and veggie bags can continue to be dropped off at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. See the full list.
  • Cardboard (excluding Tetra Pak packaging), paper, metal and aluminium cans can be dropped off for recycling at the Drysdale and Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.
  • Polystyrene packaging can be dropped off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Wherever possible residents are encouraged to reduce their recycling by:

  • avoiding products packaged in glass or plastic
  • purchasing products packaged in metal and aluminium cans, paper or cardboard.


What to do with it?

Hairdryers are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Drop it off for free at either the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.


Did you know?

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Empty insect aerosol cans can be placed in the recycling bin once the kerbside recycling collection resumes.

Currently they can be dropped off for recycling at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.



What to do with it?

Lawn mowers are classified as e-waste.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.

Alternatively,residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Drop off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres


Did you know?

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Free to take to the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres for recycling.


Did you know?

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Ovens are classified as e-waste.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Since the closure of the SKM Recycling facility in South Geelong the City has sourced recycling destinations for cardboard, paper, metal and aluminium cans and glass bottles and jars.


Did you know?

Pet food cans can be dropped off at either the Geelong or the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centres.

Pet food cans are recycled by SIMS Metal.


What to do with it?

With the closure of the SKM Recycling facility all kerbside recycling cannot be sorted and is temporarily going to landfill.


Did you know?

Alternatively, there are a number of recycling options available for some items during the current kerbside recycling disruption. These include:

  • Soft plastics such as bread bags, biscuit packet wrappers, pasta and rice bags, frozen food and veggie bags can continue to be dropped off at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. See the full list.
  • Cardboard (excluding Tetra Pak packaging), paper, metal and aluminium cans can be dropped off for recycling at the Drysdale and Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.
  • Polystyrene packaging can be dropped off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Wherever possible residents are encouraged to reduce their recycling by:

  • avoiding products packaged in glass or plastic
  • purchasing products packaged in metal and aluminium cans, paper or cardboard.


What to do with it?

Power tools are classified as e-waste and cannot be placed in any kerbside collection bins.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.



What to do with it?

Drop off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.


Did you know?

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Solar panels can be taken to the Geelong Resource Recovery centre for free.



What to do with it?

Since the closure of the SKM Recycling facility in South Geelong the City has sourced recycling destinations for cardboard, paper, metal and aluminium cans and glass bottles and jars.

Did you know?

Steel cans can be dropped off at either the Geelong or the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centres.

Steel cans are recycled by SIMS Metal.


What to do with it?

Stoves are classified as e-waste.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.

Alternatively, residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Washing machines are classified as e-waste.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.

Alternatively,residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Whitegoods such as stoves, fridges and dryers are classified as e-waste.


Did you know?

They can be dropped off for free at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centres.

Take your e-waste to a better place. Find out more.

Alternatively,residents are now able to have their bulky household items picked up from their property.

For more details on booking and what items can be included visit the hard waste page.



What to do with it?

Wire can be taken to either the Geelong or Drysdale Resource Recovery centre.

Disposal fees apply.