Recycling other items

You can recycle more than the contents of your yellow lidded bin. Here's how.


Soft plastics

Soft plastics can be taken to Coles in Bacchus Marsh for specialist recycling via the REDcycle group Replas.

You can recycle:

  • Plastic bags
  • Bread bags, freezer food bags etc
  • Cling wrap
  • Potting mix bags
  • Bubble wrap
  • Australia Post satchels
  • Foil-lined chip packets

Food waste. Did you know?

Our last waste audit showed that 46% of the material in our garbage bin was food waste!

  • Review your pantry and fridge and plan your shop
  • Make the most of what's left in your fridge and pantry, and check out Love Food Hate Waste

We're working on a new rebate program for compost bins and worm farms - watch this space! 

Mobile phones

More than 90% of the resources in mobile phones can be used to make new products. Never throw them in the bin as they contain harmful substances that damage the environment.

MobileMuster is a company funded by the major phone companies to help you recycle your old phone.

Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Transfer files from your phone 
  2. Take your phone to one of the following:

Due to current COVID-19 restrictions please recycle from home. You can contact stores directly should they still be offering a limited service.

Batteries

Many batteries contain toxic substances that can cause harm to people and the environment. Never put batteries in your recycling or garbage bin.

Lithium-ion batteries from laptops, mobile phones, power tools, and cameras can produce sparks or start a fire in the trucks or recycling facility.

Check out PlanetArk to learn more about recycling batteries.

Where to recycle batteries:

What about other e-waste? 

'E-waste' refers to any unwanted item with a powercord or battery. E-waste is growing up to three times faster than any other waste. 

Under new Victorian Government legislation, electronic waste (e-waste) is banned from landfill as of 1 July 2019. This means e-waste is no longer be accepted in any kerbside bin.

E-waste items contain valuable materials such as gold, silver, and copper, which can be recovered and reused. 

Where to recycle e-waste:

Head to our e-waste page to find out more and where your closest drop-off point is.