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Ceramics

What to do with it?

Broken bric-a-brac and ceramic can't be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Place in your rubbish bin for disposal.


Did you know?

Ceramics, vases, mirrors, heat-proof cooking glass, drinking glass and china cannot be recycled because they heat at a different rate to regular glass bottles and jars.

This causes them to weaken recycled glass and can contaminate a whole load of sorted glass, even in small amounts.



What to do with it?

Place in the rubbish bin.

These items can not be recycled through your yellow lid recycling bin.


Did you know?

Ceramics, vases, mirrors, heat-proof cooking glass, drinking glass and china cannot be recycled because they heat at a different rate to regular glass bottles and jars.

This causes them to weaken recycled glass and can contaminate a whole load of sorted glass, even in small amounts.



What to do with it?

Energy saving lights and other compact fluorescent lights (CFLs) and tubes contain a small amount of mercury. They can not be placed in your household recycling bin.


Did you know?

To recycle these lights - dropped them off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

This is a free service and is part of the City's recycling program.



What to do with it?

Can be dropped off at a Detox your Home event.

The next chemical drop off day in the Geelong region will be on Saturday 8 February 2020.

Did you know?

Registration is required to attend the event. Register here.

Paint is not accepted at this event.

Paint can be dropped off for free anytime at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Toxfree provides a chemical commercial service. Fees apply. Contact Toxfree for details.



What to do with it?

Can be dropped off at a Detox your Home event.

The next chemical drop off day in the Geelong region will be on Saturday 8 February 2020


Did you know?

Registration is required to attend the event. Register here.

Paint is not accepted at this event.

Paint can be dropped off for free anytime at the Drysdale or Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Toxfree provides a commercial service for recycling chemicals. Fees apply. Contact Toxfree for details.



What to do with it?

Put in the rubbish bin.


Did you know?

Ceramics, vases, mirrors, heat-proof cooking glass, drinking glass and china cannot be recycled because they heat at a different rate to regular glass bottles and jars.

This causes them to weaken recycled glass and can contaminate a whole load of sorted glass, even in small amounts.