A-Z of recycling

Use our A to Z guide on how to responsibly recycle, rehome or dispose of household items.

Consider repairing, selling, giving away or donating unwanted items:

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Aluminium foil can be placed in your yellow recycling bin.

This does not include foil with plastic lining (for example, chip packets).

Clean foil, with no food or oil residue, can be squashed into a ball and placed in your recycling bin. The ball should be about the size of a tennis ball so that it's heavy enough to pass through the recycling machinery. 

Asbestos cannot be placed in any Council bin and is not accepted for collection during Council's clean-up collections. 

Visit the EPA website to find facilities that accept household asbestos. 

Read more on our asbestos fact sheet.  

General household batteries cannot be placed in any Council bin and are not accepted for collection during Council's clean-up collections. 

Batteries cannot not be put in household red-lidded garbage bins as they are a fire risk in the collection truck.

Single use and rechargeable batteries can be recycled for free through the B-cycle battery recycling scheme. Find your closest drop-off point including ALDI, Bunnings, Officeworks and more. 

Batteries can also be taken to the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre.  

Phone batteries cannot be placed in any Council bin and are not accepted for collection during Council's clean-up collections. 

Phone batteries cannot not be put in your red garbage bin as they are a fire risk in the collection truck.

MobileMuster recycles phones and phone batteries for free. 

Phone batteries can also be taken to the Northern Sydney Community Recycling Centre.

Bean bags must be placed in your red general waste bin

Consider repairing, selling, giving away or donating unwanted items to save them from going to landfill. Read more at our sustainable options for unwanted items page. 

Polystyrene balls should be contained in a sturdy plastic bag and and placed in the general waste bin. 

An empty bean bag can go in the general waste bin or can be collected during Council's clean-up collection

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