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Glass

What to do with it?

Wrap in newspaper and place in the in the rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Empty cosmetic jars can be placed in the recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Place in your recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Put in your rubbish bin.



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?

Drop off fluorescent tubes for free at Geelong Resource Recovery Centre in Douro St North Geelong.

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


Did you know?

Fluorescent globes and tubes contain mercury. Tube recycling involves crushing the tubes to separate the phosphor powder from the glass.

The powder is fed through into receiving containers with a filtering process to capture any fugitive mercury emissions.

The mercury is then processed for separation by distillation and sold for a range of industrial uses.

The glass and metals remaining from the process are also recycled.



What to do with it?

Glass bottles and jars can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Lids removed and placed separately in your recycling bin.




What to do with it?

Incandescent globes should be wrapped in paper and placed in your household rubbish bin.


Did you know?

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.

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?

Empty medicine bottles can be placed in the recycling bin.

What to do with it?

Wrap in newspaper and put in your rubbish bin.



What to do with it?

Place in the yellow lid recycling bin.

 



What to do with it?

Place in the recycling bin as long as there is no film.


Did you know?