Items we can recycle for you

 

We want to help make recycling easy and accessible for everyone.

 

That's why we've signed up to several of the recycling programs offered by TerraCycle, an innovative recycling company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle waste.

 

WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED THROUGH TERRACYCLE?

IMPORTANT: Please ensure as much product is out of the packaging as possible.

  • Oral Care: toothpaste tubes and caps, manual toothbrushes, electric toothbrush heads, floss containers.
  • Electric Toothbrushes: electric toothbrush handles (must be flat and empty of charge), electric toothbrush bases, sonic battery powered toothbrushes, battery powered toothbrushes.
  • Razors: all brands of blades and razors, including refillable and disposable products, replaceable blade cartridge units.
  • Dish and Air Care: dishwashing tablets flexible packaging (including snap locks and zip locks), plastic spray bottles (including spray and trigger heads), air fresheners and refills (including plug-ins and plastic outer packaging), air freshener aerosol cans, clip-on car fresheners and refills (including plastic outer packaging).
  • Writing Instruments: pens, felt tips, mechanical pencils, markers, highlighters, correction tape and fluid pots, fountain pens and their ink cartridges (excluding pencils and crayons).
  • Beauty Products: Any brand of cosmetic, hair care, or skin care packaging including items such as tubes, jars, lotion bottles, make-up and cosmetics packaging (excluding nail polish or remover, hair dye, and perfumes). Please recycle larger containers such as from shampoo and conditioner or moisturiser through your kerbside recycling bin, the pump lid however can be recycled through the beauty recycling stream.

 

WHAT OTHER ITEMS CAN I RECYCLE?                                                                                       

As well as items that go to TerraCycle, we also collect the following:

Mobile phones, mobile chargers, mobile accessories

Recycled through Mobile Muster.

Metal lids, such as bottle tops and pasta sauce lids, and metal odds and ends, such as empty mint containers and sparkling wine tops

Recycled at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Batteries

Recycled at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

DVD disks and CD's and their packaging

Recycled at Geelong Council Customer Service Centres.

Energy saving light bulbs

Recycled at the Geelong Resource Recovery Centre.

Printer cartridges and toner

Recycled at Officeworks

Plastic bread tags

Sent to a local primary school who is collecting these to be sent away to make wheelchairs

PLEASE NOTE WE ARE NO LONGER ABLE TO COLLECT PLASTIC BOTTLE TOP LIDS

 

HOW CAN I RECYCLE ALL OF THESE ITEMS?

There are two options for pick-up of recycling items:

  1. FREE PICK-UP: With any order that can be delivered locally, please just leave your recycling items where you would like us to leave your purchased items (please note: we will leave any items that we can’t recycle)

 

  1. $5 PICK-UP: Pay for a pick-up online here and we’ll come out and grab your hard-earned recycling items for you. Pick-up will be on one of our two delivery days, Tuesdays or Thursdays, we’ll send you a text to let you know when to leave your items out. Due to the demand of this program, this $5 will help us to cover some of our costs as well as help us to purchase boxes for the items that aren’t part of the free recycling programs, such as beauty products.

 

                                             

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