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Acids and alkalis You can drop off acids and alkalis at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only. 

•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
Aerosol cans Empty aerosol cans can be placed in your yellow recycling bin.
Air Conditioners See “Whitegoods”
Aluminium cans, foil and containers (clean) Recycling aluminium cans, foil and containers saves 95% of the energy it would take to make a can from scratch.
Ensure your aluminium containers are rinsed and placed in your yellow recycling bin to prevent us from losing this valuable resource to landfill. Aluminium foil must be scrunched in a ball at least as big as a tennis ball to be recycled.
Aluminium foil / containers (soiled) Soiled aluminium foil and containers can't be recycled and must be placed into your red garbage bin.
Note: Cans can be recycled if there is some food residue but foil and aluminium containers need to be clean before going into your yellow recycling bin.
Asbestos Asbestos is accepted ONLY at Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility. Accepted Monday to Friday 9am - 2:30pm with 24 hours prior arrangement. Call 4739 2432 to book and discuss pricing. Download the Asbestos Fact Sheet for important details on how to prepare asbestos for disposal.
For more information, go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/asbestos
 

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Baking paper and waxed paper Baking paper, greaseproof paper, sandwich wrap and other waxed paper can't be recycled and should be placed into your garbage bin. Reusable alternatives are available at many retailers. 
Batteries (AAA, AA etc.) Batteries can’t be accepted in any of your household bins. Katoomba and Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility and Aldi supermarkets and Officeworks accept batteries for safe handling.
All batteries contain dangerous metals and chemicals. Dropping off batteries to a specialised battery collection point ensures these metals are recovered and cannot cause environmental damage. For other facilities that accept household batteries, check out the Recycling Near You website.  
Bicycles Working bicycles can be taken to your local charity or taken to the Reuse Shed at Katoomba & Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF).  For more information on these drop-off points visit Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.
If the bicycle isn’t working, it can be collected using the booked waste service. Every household has two services per financial year. For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked waste services page. 
Blister packets for pills While these are hard plastic, they are often glued with foil which means they can’t be recycled via your yellow recycling bin. If you can separate all the foil, the plastic can be recycled. Otherwise dispose of in your red garbage bin.
Books Undamaged books can be donated to your local charity or taken to the Reuse Shed at Katoomba & Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF). For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page. Damaged books can be placed into your recycling bin.
Bottle tops and jar lids Bottle tops and jar lids can be placed in your recycling bin. Try and keep like with like e.g. keep plastic lids on plastic bottles / remove metal lids from glass packaging and collect in a metal can. Lids should be collected in something and not be loose.
Bottles (Glass or Plastic) Beverage and food bottles (such as sauce bottles) can be placed in your recycling bin.
Branches and Pruning’s Place your garden vegetation such as leaves, pruning’s, flowers, weeds, lawn clippings, twigs and branches into your green bin.
Broken Glass and Ceramics (window, drinking glasses, Pyrex) Place broken glass and ceramics in your garbage bin. 
Bubble wrap See “Plastic (Bags, wrap/film, bubble wrap and soft packaging)”
Bulbs See “Light globes”
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Bulky Mixed Waste

Bulky mixed waste is bulky household items that would otherwise not fit in your domestic bins. It can be taken to the following facilities:

•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
Please note a charge will be applied per tonne for mixed waste, refer to the RRWMF fees and charges page on our website https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/waste-facilities. Sorted and separated household recyclables are free.

Some bulky mixed waste can be collected using the booked waste service. For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service, visit our booked waste services page at bmcc.nsw.gov.au/BookedWasteService 

Building materials

Construction and demolition waste can be disposed of at Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information on this facility and for information of fees and charges visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

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Cans (Aluminium and Steel) All steel and aluminium cans can be placed in your recycling bin, including empty aerosol cans, food and drink cans.

Car batteries

Car batteries can be dropped off for free at the following facilities if separated from other waste:

All batteries contain dangerous metals and chemicals. Dropping off batteries to a specialised battery collection point ensures these metals are recovered and cannot cause environmental damage. For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Cardboard (Unwaxed) Cardboard can be placed in your recycling bin. Boxes should be collapsed to maximise room in your recycling bin.
Cardboard (Waxed) Waxed cardboard can't be recycled and must be placed into you garbage bin. To test whether cardboard is waxed run your fingernail along the box and, if a layer of wax comes away, then it is waxed cardboard and cannot be placed in your Recycling bin.

Car parts

Cars have a huge number of components, many of which can be recycled. Talk to your local second-hand car yard. No car parts should ever be placed in household bins. The following facilities accept car parts:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Cardboard

Cardboard can be placed into your yellow bin for recycling. Boxes should be collapsed to maximise room in your yellow recycling bin.

Carpet, Rugs and Underlay

Small amounts of carpet can be placed into your red garbage bin. Larger quantities of carpet can be taken to the Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Quantities of carpet up to one average room size can be collected using the booked waste service. Every household has two services per financial year. For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked waste services page.

Cartons

Cartons such as those used for milk and juice can be accepted in your yellow recycling bin.

CDs and DVDs

CDs and DVDs can't be accepted in your recycling bin or our e-waste program. Think of ways to reuse them (hang over your veggie patch or in fruit trees to deter birds). Otherwise place them into your garbage bin as a last resort.

Cellophane

See “Plastic (Bags, wrap/film, bubble wrap and soft packaging)”

Ceramics

Any items suitable for reuse can be given to friends, listed to sell online or taken to an op shop. Broken ceramics can't be recycled and should be placed in your garbage bin.

Chemicals

Visit Council’s web page to find out about upcoming Chemical CleanOut days. Alternatively, some chemicals can be dropped off for free anytime at the following facility:

For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility (RRWMF) page.

Clean fill

Clean fill (virgin excavated natural material soil without any vegetation) can be disposed of at the following facility:

Please note a charge will be applied per tonne, please refer to our fees and charges page.
For more information on this drop-off point visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Cling wrap

Cling wrap can't go in your recycling bin.  Ask your local supermarket if they collect soft plastics for recycling, otherwise dispose of via your red garbage bin as a last resort.

Clothing / textiles

Clothing and textiles can take a lot of effort and resources to create and sending them to landfill means losing valuable resources. If clothing is still in good condition consider donating to a local charity, swapping with friends or even selling online.

Coffee cups

Coffee cups (either polystyrene or paper with a plastic coating) can't be recycled via your yellow recycling bin.
The only way to dispose of this growing waste item is in the red garbage bin which goes to landfill. For this reason, it's important to buy and use a reusable coffee cup if possible.

Coffee pods

Coffee pods can’t be recycled and must be placed into your garbage bin. Reusable pods are available from many online retailers. 

Construction / demolition mixed waste

Construction / demolition mixed waste (not including asbestos) can be accepted at the Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management

Please note a charge will be applied per tonne, please refer to our fees and charges page. For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

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Drinking glasses See “Glass (drinking glasses)

DVDs and CDs

DVDs and CDs unfortunately can't be recycled via your yellow recycling bin or our e-waste program. Think of ways to reuse them (hang over your veggie patch or in fruit trees to deter birds). Otherwise put them into your red garbage bin.

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Egg cartons

Egg cartons can go into your recycling bin.

Electronic waste (computers etc.)

Televisions, computers, computer monitors, printers, scanners and computer parts can be dropped off for free at the following facilities for recycling:

These items can also be collected using our booked waste service. Each household has two booked waste services per financial year. 
For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked Waste service page.

Computers and computer accessories waste is a growing problem in Australia. Computers contain a variety of different components and many of which are toxic and can cause environmental damage if sent to landfill. They also contain valuable resources such as gold. By dropping them off at Blaxland or Katoomba RRWMF you can ensure these resources are being recovered and not causing environmental damage.

For other electronic appliances, try to sell or give away if they are in working order, or the WMFs for landfill as a last resort.

Electrical appliances Electrical appliances can't be accepted in your recycling bin or our e-waste program. If working, try to sell, give away or donate them to an organisation accepting working electrical appliances. If not working, look at Recycling Near You to find businesses which will recycle electrical appliances.

Envelopes

Standard paper envelopes including those with an address window can go into your yellow recycling bin.

Envelopes padded with bubble wrap

Bubble wrap padded envelopes can’t be recycled through your yellow recycling bin. Try to re-use or put into your red garbage bin as a last resort.

Eye glasses See "Glasses (Eyes)"

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Fire extinguishers

Fire extinguishers can be dropped off at the following facility for free:

Fluorescent light globes See "Light Globes (Fluorescent)"

Foam wrap

Foam wrap can’t be recycled via your kerbside service. Try and avoid altogether, reuse, or dispose of in your red garbage bin as a last resort.

Foil bubble wrap

See “Plastic (Bags, wrap/film, bubble wrap and soft packaging)”

Food waste

The best way to manage your food waste is to compost it at home or place it into a worm farm. If you do not have either of these, you can place your food waste into your red garbage bin.

Australia produces 7.3 million tonnes of food waste every year. That equates to about a quarter of the food we buy. When food is thrown into landfill it breaks down and generates methane, a dangerous climate change gas.

For more information on food waste as well as how to avoid it, storage and shopping tips and some fantastic recipes visit www.lovefoodhatewaste.nsw.gov.au

If you are interested in starting to compost bmcc.nsw.gov.au/waste-recycling/food-waste-composting for a tutorial and the chance to purchase a discounted compost bin.

Furniture

Clean furniture in good condition can be taken to your local charity shop, you should call ahead and check that they would like it. Otherwise you can drop furniture off at the following facilities:

Fees and charges apply. For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

If the furniture isn't usable, it can be collected using the booked waste service. Every household has two services per financial year. 

For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked waste services page.
 

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Garden chemicals You can drop off garden chemicals at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only. 

•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 

Garden waste

Garden waste can be placed in your green bin for recycling. This service is collected fortnightly. Green waste will also be picked up with your Household Booked Waste Service click HERE (https://www.bmcc.nsw.gov.au/booked-waste-services/booked-waste) for terms and conditions. Additional green waste can also be taken to the following facilities:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Gas bottles

Gas bottles can be dropped off for free at the following facilities:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Gift Wrapping (paper)

Paper-based gift wrapping can be placed in your recycling bin.

Gift Wrapping (foil or plastic based) Foil or plastic wrapping, cellophane, bows and ribbons can’t be recycled. Avoid or reuse these types of wrapping where possible, or place in your garbage bin as a last resort.

Glass (bottles and jars)

Glass bottles and jars can be placed into your yellow bin for recycling. Large quantities can be dropped off for free at the following facilities if separated from other waste:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Glass (drinking glasses)

The glass used to make drinking glasses can't be recycled. Please wrap and place into your garbage bin.

Glass (eye glasses)

Glasses are an expensive product and while a pair may no longer be suitable for your eyes, it doesn't mean someone else won't find them useful. Chat to your local optometrist to see if they collect old glasses to send overseas to people in need.

Glass (window glass)

Window glass can't be recycled via your kerbside service and must be safely placed into your red garbage bin or dropped off at the following facilities:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Globes (light) See “Light globes”
Grass clippings See “Garden waste”

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Hobby chemicals You can drop off hobby chemicals at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only.
 
•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 

Household cleaners and solvents

You can drop off household cleaners and solvents at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only. 

•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 

Ice cream containers

You can put ice cream containers in your yellow recycling bin.

Ink cartridges See “Toner (printer) cartridges”

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Juice (boxes or cartons) See "Cartons"

Junk mail

After any plastic wrapping has been removed, junk mail can be placed into your yellow recycling bin.

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Lids and bottle tops

These can be disposed of in your yellow recycling bin. Try and keep like with like e.g. keep plastic lids on plastic bottles / remove metal lids from glass packaging and collect in a metal can.

Light Globes (Fluorescent)

Fluorescent light globes contain mercury which can be dangerous if put into landfill. Fluorescent light globes can be dropped off at the following facility throughout the year for free if separated from other waste:

For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Light Globes (Non-Fluorescent) Non-fluorescent light globes can’t be recycled and must be placed in your red garbage bin wrapped in paper.

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Magazines

See “Paper”

Mattresses

Mattresses can be accepted at the following facilities:

Please note a charge will be applied per mattress, please refer to our fees and charges page.

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Mattresses (maximum of 2) can be collected using the booked waste service. Every household has 2 free services per financial year. For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked waste services page.

Meat trays (Polystyrene and foam)

Polystyrene or foam trays can't be recycled so avoid these if possible or place them into your garbage bin as a last resort.

Meat trays (hard plastic) Hard plastic meat trays can be placed in your recycling bin.

Medicine

Check with your local chemist if they will accept unwanted or expired medicines for safe disposal or check the following website www.returnmed.com.au. Medicines are also accepted for disposal at our Chemical CleanOut events.

Metals See “Scrap Metal”

Microwave

If the microwave is safe and still working, consider selling online or ask an op shop if they sell home appliances. Otherwise it will be accepted as scrap metal which can be dropped at the following facilities for free if separated from other waste:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Milk cartons See “Cartons”

Mixed waste

Mixed waste can be dropped off at the following facilities for a fee. Please refer to our fees and charges page for more information.

Mixed waste is more likely to end up in landfill, costing you more and reducing the life of our precious landfill. You can save money by sorting items and delivering them separately for recycling.

Mobile phones

Over 90% of the materials used in a mobile are recyclable, avoiding future greenhouse gas emissions, saving energy, protecting our environment and conserving scarce natural resources. While mobile phones cannot be recycled through the yellow recycling bin they can be dropped off at our Springwood and Katoomba Council offices.

For more information on mobile phone recycling you can also visit www.mobilemuster.com.au

Motor fuels and fluids You can drop off motor fuels and fluids at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only. 

•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 

Motor oils

Motor oil can be accepted at the following facilities for free:

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Nappies

Nappies can be placed in your garbage bin. Cloth nappies are available through many online retailers.  

Needles and syringes

See “Sharps”

Newspaper

See “Paper”

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Oral care products Oral care product can’t be accepted in your recycling bin, this includes toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, toothbrush and toothpaste tube plastic packaging, and floss containers. Search TerraCycle website for recycle location options: www.terracycle.com/en-AU/

Oil

Used oils can be dropped off at the following facility for free all year round:

For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Oil (Vehicle) See “Motor oils”

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Paint and paint tins

Paint can be stored for up to ten years. Keeping touch-up paint available will help you maintain your building without having to completely repaint.

If you still have large amounts of paint, consider donating it to a community organisation that can use it.Household quantities of empty, dry paint tins can be placed in your recycling bin. Paint tins with or without paint, up to 20 litres, can be dropped off at:

Paint tins either with or without paint can be dropped off at:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Paint related products You can drop off paint related products at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only. 

•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 
Paper 

All types of paper and cardboard can be put in your recycling bin including newspaper, junk mail, glossy magazines and books.

Any plastic wrapping must be removed and put in your rubbish bin.

You can avoid junk mail waste by placing a “No Junk Mail” sign on your letter box.
 

Paper plates and bowls  Paper plates and bowls can't be recycled and should be placed into your garbage bin. Some paper plates may be suitable for home composting.
Paper - shredded Shredded paper can be placed in your recycling bin if it is contained in a cardboard box or paper envelope, to prevent it flying away. Shredded paper can also be placed in your compost bin or worm farm, otherwise place into your garbage bin as a last resort.  

Paper towels / tissues

Tissues and paper towels can’t be accepted in your yellow recycling bin. Put into your compost bin or worm farm. Otherwise dispose of in your red garbage bin as a last resort.

Pet waste Pet waste and animal droppings should be bagged and placed in your garbage bin.

Phone books

Old phone books can be recycled in your yellow recycling bin.

Pizza boxes

Pizza boxes can be recycled in your yellow recycling bin, just remove any food before you throw it away.

Plant pots
Small plastic plant pots and seedling containers (larger than a credit card and smaller than 30cm diameter) can be put in your recycling bin.
 

Plastic (Bags, wrap/film, bubble wrap and soft packaging)

Plastic bags and other soft plastics and wrappers (including cling wrap) can't be accepted in your recycling bin. 3.9 billion plastic bags are used annually in Australia. Try to remember to take reusable shopping bags with you instead. 

Ask your local supermarket if they collect soft plastics for recycling. Otherwise place in your garbage bin as a last resort.

Plastic containers

Empty and rigid household plastic containers from your kitchen, bathroom and laundry can be recycled in your yellow bin.

Plastic Plates, bowls and cutlery Plastic Plates, bowls and cutlery can’t be accepted in your recycling bin. Avoid these if possible or place them into your garbage bin as a last resort.
Plastic toys Consider re-gifting good toys to friends, selling online or offer them to op shops or the reuse shed at Katoomba or Blaxland Resource recovery Waste Management Facility (RRWMF). If an item is unsuitable for reuse you can placed it into your garbage bin as a last resort.

Large plastic toys can be collected using the booked waste service. Every household has two services per financial year. For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked waste services page.
Poisons You can drop off poisons at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only.
 
•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 

Polystyrene

Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) cannot be recycled at the kerbside, instead it can be accepted for recycling at the following facilities for FREE if clean and separated from other materials:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Pool chemicals You can drop off pool chemicals at the following facilities during household chemical Clean Out event dates only. 

•    Katoomba Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility
•    Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility

For more information go to bmcc.nsw.gov.au/ewaste-and-chemicals#CleanOut
 

Printer (toner) cartridges

Printer (toner) cartridges can't be accepted in your recycling bin.
For other facilities that accept empty printer cartridges, check out the Recycling Near You website

Pump lids

Pump lid attachments often found on shampoo and conditioner bottles can’t be recycled via your yellow recycling bin. Some contain metal as well as plastic so it’s hard to recycle the separate components. Avoid, reuse or dispose of in your red garbage bin as a last resort.

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Razor blades

Razor blades should not be disposed of in any of your household bins. Place in a rigid container and take to Katoomba Community Health Centre, 92 Waratah Street, Katoomba or Springwood Community Health centre 288 – 292 Macquarie Road, Springwood.

To find another site near you visit safesharps.org.au/

Receipts These can go into your yellow recycling bin. Bundle receipts and put into a paper / cardboard container so individual ones are less likely to fall through the machinery at the recycling facility.
Refrigerators See “Whitegoods”

 

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Scrap metal

Scrap metal can be accepted at the following facilities for free if separated from other waste:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Sharps

Sharps should never be disposed of in any of your household bins. If you have a medical condition that requires the use of syringes and medical sharps ensure you dispose of them correctly. Place in a rigid container and take to Katoomba Community Health Centre, 92 Waratah Street, Katoomba or Springwood Community Health Centre, 288 - 292 Macquarie Road, Springwood.

To find another site near you visit www.safesharps.org.au/

Shoes See “Clothing”
Shredded paper See “Paper – Shredded” 

Smoke detectors

Smoke detectors contain hazardous materials which can be dangerous if put into landfill, instead they can dropped off at the following facility all year round:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Soft plastic 

See “Plastic (Bags, wrap/film, bubble wrap and soft packaging)”

Soil

Soil cannot be put into your green garden organic bin. Soil and organic mixed waste can be taken to the Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility.

Please note a charge will be applied per tonne, please refer to the RRWMF fees and charges page on our website.

Syringes See “Sharps”

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Take away containers (Foam or Polystyrene)

Foam or polystyrene take away containers can't be recycled and must be placed into your garbage bin.

Take away containers (Plastic)

Empty and rigid plastic take away containers can be placed into your recycling bin.

Televisions

See “Electronic waste”

Tetra paks See “Cartons”

Timber

Treated or untreated timber can be accepted at the Blaxland Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility.

Please note a charge will be applied per tonne, please refer to our RRWMF fees and charges. For more information on this drop off point visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Tissues / paper towels

See “Paper towels / tissues”

Toner (printer) cartridges

Toner (printer) cartridges can't be accepted in your recycling bin.
Check for point to drop-off your empty laser and inkjet cartridges on the Recycling Near You website: https://recyclingnearyou.com.au/materials/

Toothpaste tubes

See “Oral care products”

Toys

Consider re-gifting good toys to friends, selling online or offer them to op shops or the reuse shed at Katoomba RRWMF. If an item is unsuitable for reuse you can put it into your red garbage bin as a last resort.

Tree waste

Tree waste / logs and stumps (trunks up to 500mm diameter, branches, pruning's) can be accepted at the following facilities:

Please note a charge will be applied per tonne.

For more information visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Tyres

Whole car and 4wheel drive tyres (maximum of 5 tyres) can be accepted at the following facilities for a fee. Large whole truck tyres and large heavy plant tyres (earthmoving or similar) can also be accepted and charged by weight (refer to our fees and charges page for more information):

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Tyres (maximum 5, standard car tyres only, rims must be separated) can be collected using the booked waste service. Every household has two services per financial year. For more information about booked waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit our Booked waste services page.

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Video tapes

Video tapes can’t be recycled through your recycling bin or our E waste program. Try selling them, donating them or giving them away. Video tapes can be reused in craft projects. Some businesses will recycle video tapes, so have a look online. Video tapes can be placed in your garbage bin as a last resort.

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Whitegoods

Whitegoods can contain significant amounts of metals, insulating materials, refrigerants and other substances.

These items are best dropped off at your local Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facility to ensure they are handled correctly.

You can place certain whitegoods out for collection in your booked bulky waste service. For more information about bulky waste including what items are suitable for collection or how to book a service visit the ‘More Information’ section of the app.

Alternatively whitegoods can be dropped off at the following facilities:

For more information on these drop-off points visit our Resource Recovery and Waste Management Facilities (RRWMF) page.

Wipes These can’t be recycled through your yellow recycling bin and should never be flushed away. Avoid using disposable wipes if possible, otherwise throw into your red garbage bin as a last resort.
Wrappers See “Plastic (Bags, wrap/film, bubble wrap and soft packaging)”
Wrapping Paper See “Gift wrapping”

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X-ray films X-ray films can't be accepted in your recycling bin. Find other facilities that accept x-rays through the Recycling Near You website. Some organisations will accept old x-rays for recycling via mail.

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