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Plastic

What to do with it?

Placed in the general waste bin.



What to do with it?

Can be dropped off at GDP Industries at 6-8 Baxter Rd, North Geelong for free.



What to do with it?

Biscuit trays can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Did you know?

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.

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?

Place blister packs in your rubbish bin.

 

 

 



What to do with it?

Bread bags can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

They can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



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?

Bubble wrap can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

It can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

DVD and CD disks and covers can be dropped off for recycling at the following Customer Service Centres:

  • 163 High St Belmont (inside the library)
  • 153a Pakington St Geelong West
  • 18-20 Hancock Street Drysdale
  • 100 Brougham St Geelong
  • The Grove Centre 66-70 The Avenue Ocean Grove
  • 230 Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds (inside the library)
  • Corio Shopping Centre Corner Bacchus Marsh and Purnell Roads Corio


What to do with it?

CDs are not recyclable through the kerbside recycling bin, however there are several recycling/reuse options;

DVDs and CDs can be dropped off for recycling at the following Customer Service Centres:

  • 163 High St Belmont (inside the library)
  • 153a Pakington St Geelong West
  • 18-20 Hancock Street Drysdale
  • 100 Brougham St Geelong
  • The Grove Centre 66-70 The Avenue Ocean Grove
  • 230 Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds (inside the library)
  • Corio Shopping Centre Corner Bacchus Marsh and Purnell Roads Corio

Did you know?

Once processed, the discs are used in the production of concrete.

DVD covers are turned into outdoor furniture, garden pots and worm farm containers.

Every part can be recycled, even the soft plastic sleeves of DVD covers; they become bin liners.

It's all processed at GT Recycling's Moolap facility, and the recycled products are used locally and overseas.



What to do with it?

Cereal box liners can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

They can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

Chip packets can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

They can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

Cling wrap goes into your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Only the plastic lids can go in your yellow lid recycling bin.

The cups go into your rubbish bin.

Did you know?

Find out more about recycling coffee cups through the Simply Cups initiative through 7-Eleven.

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?

Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto have recycling programs for coffee pods.


Did you know?

Visit Nespresso and Nescafé Dolce Gusto for more details.

Should you recycle your coffee pods?

Signe Dean from SBS writes about recycling coffee pods. Follow the story.



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?

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

Toothpaste tubes cannot be recycled in your yellow-topped recycling bin.

Did you know?

Visit TerraCycle for details.

What to do with it?

Place in your rubbish bin.

What to do with it?

Desk phones 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?

Detergent bottles can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Plastic tops/lids are a different type of plastic to the bottle. They need to be separated and placed in the recycling bin.

 

 



Did you know?

There are a number of community groups who participate in the Helping Hands project. The lids are collected and used to create prosthetic hands.

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.




What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Place in the rubbish bin.

Disposable razor blades cannot go in your recycle bin because they are the wrong shape to be properly separated by the sorting machines.

 

 



Did you know?

 



What to do with it?

You can now drop them off at our Customer Service Centres and they will be recycled.

DVDs and CDs can be dropped off for recycling at the following Customer Service Centres:

  • 163 High St Belmont (inside the library)
  • 153a Pakington St Geelong West
  • 18-20 Hancock Street Drysdale
  • 100 Brougham St Geelong
  • The Grove Centre 66-70 The Avenue Ocean Grove
  • 230 Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds (inside the library)
  • Corio Shopping Centre Corner Bacchus Marsh and Purnell Roads Corio

Did you know?

Once processed, the discs are used in the production of concrete. CD covers are also used for this purpose, as well as to create building materials.

DVD covers are turned into outdoor furniture, garden pots and worm farm containers.

Every part can be recycled, even the soft plastic sleeves of DVD covers; they become bin liners.

It's all processed at GT Recycling's Moolap facility, and the recycled products are used locally and overseas.



What to do with it?

DVD 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?

DVDs and CDs can be dropped off for recycling at the following Customer Service Centres:

  • 163 High St Belmont (inside the library)
  • 153a Pakington St Geelong West
  • 18-20 Hancock Street Drysdale
  • 100 Brougham St Geelong
  • The Grove Centre 66-70 The Avenue Ocean Grove
  • 230 Pioneer Road Waurn Ponds (inside the library)
  • Corio Shopping Centre Corner Bacchus Marsh and Purnell Roads Corio

Did you know?

Once processed, the discs are used in the production of concrete. CD covers are also used for this purpose, as well as to create building materials.

DVD covers are turned into outdoor furniture, garden pots and worm farm containers.

Every part can be recycled, even the soft plastic sleeves of DVD covers; they become bin liners.

It's all processed at GT Recycling's Moolap facility, and the recycled products are used locally and overseas.



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?

Flower seeding punnets can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Did you know?

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



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?

The external plastic wrapping including frozen food bags (e.g. frozen chips, vegetables etc), bread bags, biscuit packets (not the inside tray), plastic insert of cereal boxes, chip packets, muesli bar & confectionary wrappers.

This plastic wrapping cannot be recycled through your recycling bin.

It can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles  and Woolworths supermarket.



What to do with it?

Freezer bags can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

It can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

Frozen food bags can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

They can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

Fruit punnets can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Did you know?

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



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?

Place in the rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Cannot be recycled through the kerbside recycling bin.


Did you know?

Laserlite sheets can be taken to either the Geelong or Drysdale Resource and Recovery centres. Disposal fees apply.



What to do with it?

Can only be recycled at specially marked bins at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.



What to do with it?

Margarine and butter containers can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin. Lid off.


Did you know?

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Place in your rubbish bin.

Alternatively,buy milk in plastic bottles.


Did you know?

Any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

There is no facility in Australia that can separate the different components.



What to do with it?

Can be recycled at Coles supermarkets via the REDcycle program.


Did you know?

Mountain wrap packaging is normal plastic wrapping, so can be REDcycled. Please ensure that the pieces are no larger than A3.



What to do with it?

Newspaper wrap can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

They can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.


Did you know?

The City is investigating the establishment of Geelong based drop off location.

In the meantime visit the TerraCycle site for details.



What to do with it?

Drop off for free at the Resource Recovery Centre 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?

Put in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

To recycle plastic bags, drop them off at specially-marked recycling bins at the front of most Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.

Plastic bags can not be put into the yellow lid recycling or the green lid garden bin.


Did you know?

For safety reasons, staff at the recycling centre will not open plastic bags, no matter what the contents are. So anything in plastic bags will end up in landfill.



What to do with it?

Place plastic bottles in the recycling bin.

Plastic tops/lids are a different type of plastic to the bottle. They need to be separated and placed in the recycling bin.

 

 



What to do with it?

Plastic forks, spoons and knives cannot go in your recycle bin because the utensils are the wrong shape to be properly separated by the sorting machines.

Wash and reuse

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What to do with it?

Plastic food containers can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Did you know?

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.



What to do with it?

Plastic ice cream containers can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin. Remove the lid.

 


Did you know?

All clean rigid plastic bottles and containers can be placed in the recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Clear plastic meat trays can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin. Just a quick rinse.

Remove any plastic film.

Place black plastic meat trays  in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Plastic plant pots can be placed in rubbish bin or reused.



What to do with it?

To recycle plastic bags, drop them off at specially-marked recycling bins at the front of most Coles and Woolworths supermarkets.

Plastic bags can not be put into the yellow lid recycling or the green lid greenwaste bin.



What to do with it?

Place plastic shrink wrap in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Separate spray nozzles from the bottle and place in the recycling bin.



What to do with it?

Plastic straws go in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Takeaway container should be empty and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin with the lid off.



What to do with it?

Place plastic tops/lids in the recycling bin.

 

 

 

 

 


Did you know?

There are a number of community groups who participate in the Helping Hands project. The lids are collected by so that they can be used to create prosthetic hands.


What to do with it?

Place broken plastic toys in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Plastic vegetable punnet should be empty and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Expanded polystyrene (EPS) or styrofoam can be recycled for free at Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Alternatively this material goes in the rubbish bin.

The material cannot be recycled using your yellow lid recycling bin.


Did you know?

Polystyrene is a lightweight, rigid cellular plastic that is used widely as a packaging medium.

Its shock absorbing characteristics lend it to uses as storage and transport of fragile and expensive items such as electronic equipment, chemicals and wines.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Free drop off at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

This option is not available at the Drysdale Resource Recovery Centre.


Did you know?

Polystyrene can not be recycled via your kerbside collection.



What to do with it?

Place in your kerbside rubbish bin.

Did you know?

Any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

There is no facility in Australia that can separate the different components.

 



What to do with it?

Put in your garbage bin.



What to do with it?

Rice and pasta bags can not be recycled in your yellow lid recycling bin.

They can be recycled at specially marked bins at participating Coles supermarkets.


Did you know?

The material will be collected and processed by RED Group and then shipped to Australian-based manufacturer Replas where it will be reprocessed into amazing new products.



What to do with it?

Shampoo bottles should be empty and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Plastic tops/lids are a different type of plastic to the bottle. They need to be separated and placed in the recycling bin.



What to do with it?

These item go in the general waste bin. There are no recycling options available.

Silicone kitchen utensils include such items as tongs, spatulas, ladles, whisks and mix spoons.



What to do with it?

Put in the red lid garbage bin.



What to do with it?

Takeaway container should be empty and placed in your yellow-topped bin with the lid off.

What to do with it?

Place in your kerbside rubbish bin.


Did you know?

Any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons cannot be recycled in your kerbside recycling bin.

There is no facility in Australia that can separate the different components.

What to do with it?

TerraCycle and Colgate® have partnered to create a free recycling program for oral care product packaging as well as a fundraising opportunity for participants.

Toothpaste tubes cannot be recycled in your yellow-topped recycling bin.


Did you know?

Visit the TerraCycle site for details.



What to do with it?

Tupperware containers should be empty and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin with the lid off.

What to do with it?

Place in the rubbish bin.


Did you know?




What to do with it?

Place in the rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.

There is no recycling option currently available.


Did you know?

Video tapes don’t get recycled because its not financially viable. The collection system and the machinery would cost more the than value of the materials recovered. Also the feedstock would soon run dry as VHS tapes are no longer produced on mass.



What to do with it?

Place the cardboard packaging into the yellow lid recycling bin.

Place the plastic skin in the kerbside rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Drop them off for recycling at any Lake Imaging centre.


Did you know?

Lake Imaging have a number of centres throughout the municipality.

X-ray films are processed in a refinery to extract the silver. The silver is extracted and converted into a more pure silver form. The silver can then be reused for things such as silver solder, jewellery, the silver plating of utensils, electrical components and film manufacture.



What to do with it?

Yoghurt containers should rinsed and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin with the lid off.