A to Z Waste Guide

The A to Z waste guide provides the information needed to recycle and dispose of waste in the most efficient and safe way in the Southern Highlands. 

The information within this guide will provide residents information on the best way to dispose of all types of waste, how they are recycled or re-used and new products that are made from recycled content. 

This guide has been developed to promote the circular economy, to increase understanding of the value of resources and reduce waste being sent to landfill. 

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CRC or Yellow Recycling Bin 

Aerosol cans (both empty and full) can be dropped off for free at the CRC at the Resource Recovery Centre and then collected by Tox Free, Cleanaway as part of an EPA approved program.

Household, empty aerosol cans should be placed in the council provided recycling bin, with the yellow lid, including cans from deodorants, hair spray, cooking oil and whipped cream. 

Butane aerosol cans, such as those used for camping, should not be put in the kerbside recycling as they are highly flammable. Butane aerosol cans should be taken to the CRC for free at the Resource Recovery Centre.

Red General Waste Bin or Resource Recovery Centre

Agapanthus heads are considered a noxious and environmental weed and should NOT be placed in the green waste bin. Agapanthus heads should be disposed of through the council provided general waste bin, with the red lid. 

Noxious weeds can also be brought to the Resource Recovery Centre, separated from other green waste, where it will be disposed of with inert waste. Follow this link for more information on environment weeds.

CRC 

Agvet chemical containers can be dropped off for free at the CRC at the Resource Recovery Centre, which are then collected by DrumMuster. Containers must be triple rinsed prior to disposal, and any containers that have not been properly rinsed will be classified as hazardous waste and not accepted. 

DrumMuster is a recycling pathway for agricultural and veterinary chemical uses to recycle empty Agvet chemical containers, such as insecticides, herbicides and animal health products. 

For more information check out DrumMuster.

Resource Recovery Centre

Air conditioners can be brought to the Resource Recovery Centre for a fee. 

At the Resource Recovery Centre, a contractor will degas the air conditioners, and then they will be loaded into scrap steel for recycling. 

Return and Earn Or Yellow Recycling Bin 

Aluminium cans can be taken to Return and Earn collection points, along with plastic and glass bottles, for a 10c refund on each item, where they will be recycled. Containers should be empty, uncrushed and unbroken.

Follow this link to find your closest collection point.

And follow this link for more information on the Return and Earn Scheme. 

Aluminium cans can also be placed in the council provided recycling bins, with the yellow lid.  

Aluminium cans are regularly recycled and are commonly re-used in the production of more aluminium cans.

Yellow Recycling Bin (if requirements met) 

Aluminium foil can be placed in the council provided recycling bins, with the yellow lid. It must be clean, scrunched up into a ball and be no smaller than a fist. If aluminium foil is smaller, place in an aluminium can before discarding in the recycling bin.

If left unscrunched, it may be mistaken for paper and sorted incorrectly. If foil is soiled with food or soil it should be placed in the general waste bin, with the red lid. 

Packets will foil lining, such as chip packets, should be put in the red lid general waste bin or taken to REDcycle stations at local Coles and Woolworths store (see chip packets for more information).

Yellow Recycling Bin

Aluminium foil trays, such as pie plates can be placed in the council provided recycling bins, with the yellow lid. Ensure that there is no food or liquid in them before recycling.

Red General Waste Bin 

Ashes need to be bagged and placed in the council provided general waste bins, with the red lid. Ash must be cold before disposal, due to risk of fire.

Small amount of wood ash, from unpainted and untreated food, can be added to home composts. This can help maintain pH level. Follow this link(PDF, 2MB) for more information on home composting.

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