A-Z guide - what goes in what bin

A-Z guide waste and recycling

Use this guide to find where to recycle or dispose of items properly in Campaspe Shire. 

A

Material Where to dispose of
Aerosol cans (empty) Yellow bin
Air conditioner units Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Aluminium cans & trays Yellow bin
Aluminium foil (clean, rolled into a ball) Yellow bin
Animal poo Green bin
Asbestos * Other recycling (with alternate locations provided)
Ash (extinguished & cold) Green bin

* Asbestos - contact EPA on 1300 372 842 or visit website www.asbestos.vic.gov.au for transport and disposal information.

B

Material Where to dispose of
Baby wipes Red bin
Bag ties Red bin
Band aids Red bin
Baskets Red bin / Donate to charity
Batteries (household) Resource Recovery Centre - free
Batteries (car & truck) Resource Recovery Centre - free
Bedding (pillows, doonas, sheets) Resource Recovery Centre - free / Donate to charity
Beer bottles Yellow bin
Bicycles Resource Recovery Centre - free
Biscuit tray (plastic) Red bin
Biscuit wrapper / packet Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations / Red bin
Blister packs Red bin
Books Donate to charity / Yellow bin
Bottles Yellow bin
Branches (under 100mm round) Green bin
Branches (Under 300mm round) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost
Bricks & concrete (clean, under 1m3) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost / select locations
Broken glass (beer / wine bottles) Yellow bin
Broken glass (glassware & window) Red bin
Bubble wrap Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Building material (bricks, concrete,
rubble, timber)
Resource Recovery Centre - with cost

C

Material Where to dispose of 
Cameras & accessories Resource Recovery Centre - free
Cans (steel, aluminium) Yellow bin
Cardboard (flattened) Yellow bin
Cardboard cartons Yellow bin
Carpet Red bin
Carpet underlay Resource Recovery Centre - with cost / select locations
Car tyres Resource Recovery Centre - with cost
Cartridges (printer / toner) Other recycling*
CDs & DVDs Red bin
CD & DVD players Resource Recovery Centre - free
Cassette tapes Red bin / Donate to charity
Cellophane Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin
Ceramics & pottery Donate to charity / Red bin
Cereal boxes Yellow bin
Cereal box inserts Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Chemicals (household) Collection points Bendigo or Shepparton (Detox your Home) 
Chemicals (farm / agricultural) Other recycling**
Chemical drums (DrumMUSTER) Other recycling*** / Resources Recovery Centre - select locations
Cigarette butts Red bin
Chip packets (soft plastic) Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Christmas tree (artificial) Donate to charity / Red bin
Christmas tree (natural) Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Cleaning rags Red bin
Cling wrap Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost / select locations
Clothing (fabric) Donate to charity / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Coat hangers Donate to charity / Red bin
Coffee cans / tins Yellow bin
Coffee cups (plastic / paper) Red bin
Coffee cup lids Red bin
Coffee grounds Green bin
Coffee pods Red bin Other recycling****
Computers & accessories Resource Recovery Centre - free
Concrete Resource Recovery Centre - with cost / select locations
Cooking oil spray cans (empty) Yellow bin
Corks Red bin
Cosmetic jars (rinsed) Yellow bin
Cotton wool balls Red bin
Couches / sofas Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Cups & saucers Donate to charity / Red bin
Cutlery (plastic) Red bin

* Cartridges (printer / toner) - Cartridges for PlanetArk (printer cartridge recycling collection box at Australia Post outlets, Harvey Norman and participating print stores and workplaces).

** Chemicals (farm / agricultural) - Visit Chemclear website to register for a collection.

*** Chemical drums - Drums must be empty, up to 20L and triple rinsed. Visit DrumMUSTER website for information on eligible drums. Annual collection at Colbinabbin in Spring.

**** Coffee pods - Visit Terracyle website.

D

Material Where to dispose of 
Deodorant cans (empty) Yellow bin
Detergent bottles (empty, plastic) Yellow bin
Detergent & disinfectants Household chemicals - collection points Bendigo or Shepparton (Detox your Home) 
Drinking glasses Donate to charity / Red bin
Drink cans Yellow bin

E

Material Where to dispose of 
Egg cartons Yellow bin
Egg Shells Green bin
Electrical appliances Resource Recovery Centre - free
E-waste (electric waste, anything with a
battery or power cord)
Resource Recovery Centre - free
Envelopes (with / without plastic window) Yellow bin
Eye glasses Donate to charity / Other recycling *

* Eye glasses - accepted for free at the Echuca Library.

F

Material Where to dispose of 
Face wipes Red bin
Fabric (textiles) Other recycling* / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations / Red bin
Fire place ash (cold) Green bin
Fire extinguishers Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Fish bones Green bin
Fluorescent globes / tubes Resource Recovery Centre - free
Foam boxes Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Foam meat trays Red bin
Foil aluminium (clean, rolled into a ball) Yellow bin
Food cans (rinsed) Yellow bin
Food scraps (veg & fruit) Green bin
Food scraps (meat& dairy) Green bin
Food scraps (cooked & raw) Green bin
Fridge / freezer Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Furniture Donate to charity / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 

* Fabric - donate to a local Boomerang Bags group or other sewing group.

G

Material Where to dispose of 
Garden waste Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Garden tools / equipment Resource Recovery Centre - with cost  / Red bin
Gas bottles (empty) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Glad wrap Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Glass (bottle & jars) Yellow bin
Glass (other than bottles &jars) Red bin
Green bags (polypropylene) Red bin
Grass clippings Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Greeting cards Yellow bin

H

Material Where to dispose of 
Hair Green bin
Hose (garden) Red bin
Hot water units (steel) Resource Recovery Centre - free

I

Material Where to dispose of
Ice cream containers & lids (rinsed) Yellow bin

J

Material Where to dispose of
Jars & lids (rinsed) Yellow bin
Juice cartons Yellow bin
Junk mail Yellow bin

K

Material Where to dispose of 
Kebab stick (wooden) Green bin
Kitty litter Red bin
Kitty litter (paper based only) Green bin

L

Material Where to dispose of 
Laminated paper Red bin
Lawn mowers Resource Recovery Centre - free
Leaves Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Light bulbs (CFL, fluoro tubes, incandescent bulbs, quartz halogen) Resource Recovery Centre - free
Lolly wrappers (plastic) Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Lunch boxes Red bin

M

Material Where to dispose of
Magazines Yellow bin
Manure Green bin
Margarine tubs (rinsed) Yellow bin
Mattresses Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Meat & fish scraps / bones Green bin
Meat trays (foam, polystyrene, plastic) Red bin
Medicine bottles (empty) Yellow bin
Medicines Other recycling *
Microwaves Resource Recovery Centre - free
Milk cartons Yellow bin
Milk containers rinsed (plastic, cardboard) Yellow bin
Mirrors (broken) Red bin
Mobile phone & accessories Resource Recovery Centre - free Other recycling**
Motor oil (up to 20L) Resource Recovery Centre - select locations

* Medicines - Returned Unwanted Medicines (RUM) bins are found in all PBS approved community pharmacies across Australia. Visit RUM website for more details.

** Mobile phones & accessories - Accepted for free in MobileMuster collection boxes at all Campaspe customer service centres, the Echuca Library, Telstra Store Echuca, Switched On Electronics Echuca and Smartphone Specialists Echuca. Visit Mobile Muster website for more information.

N

Material Where to dispose of
Napkins (paper) Green bin
Nappies (disposable or biodegradable) Red bin
Newspapers Yellow bin
Needles Other recycling*

 
* Needles - Needle & syringe container exchange program (diabetes) – contact Council or visit a customer service desk to return and replace a sharps container free of charge.

O

Material Where to dispose of 
Office paper Yellow bin
Oil (motor, up to 20L) Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Oil (household cooking)   Household chemicals - collection points Bendigo or Shepparton (Detox your Home) 
Ovens & stoves Resource Recovery Centre - free

P

Material Where to dispose of 
Paint tins (empty, up to 20L) Yellow bin / Resource Recovery Centre - free
Paint Household chemicals - collection points Bendigo or Shepparton (Detox your Home) 
Pallets (wooden) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost / select locations
Paper Yellow bin
Paper towel (clean or dirty) Green bin
Pens & pencils Donate to charity / Red bin
Pet food tins (rinsed) Yellow bin
Picture frames Donate to charity / Red bin
Pizza boxes (empty, clean) Yellow bin
Pizza boxes (soiled or with scraps)   Green bin
Place mats Red bin
Plant cuttings Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost
Plant pots (plastic) Yellow bin
Plaster board Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Plastics (symbols1-6) Yellow bin
Plastic bags Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Plastic bottles Yellow bin
Plastic clothing baskets Red bin
Plastic containers (hard plastic) Yellow bin
Plastic film Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Plastic lunch boxes Yellow bin
Plastic meat & veg trays
Red bin
Plastic strapping Red bin
Plastic wrappers Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Polystyrene (styrofoam) Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Poisons, pesticides & herbicides Household chemicals - collection points Bendigo or Shepparton (Detox your Home) 
Pots & pans (metal) Yellow bin
Pots & pan lids(glass & plastic) Red bin
Printers Resource Recovery Centre - free
Printer cartridges Other recycling*
PVC pipe Red bin
Pyrex (ovenware) Donate to charity / Red bin

* Printer cartridges - Cartridges for PlanetArk (printer cartridge recycling collection box at Australia Post outlets, Harvey Norman and participating print stores and workplaces).

R

Material Where to dispose of 
Radios Resource Recovery Centre - free
Rubber Red bin

S

Material Where to dispose of
Sauce bottles & lids (rinsed) Yellow bin
Saw dust & wood shavings Green bin
Scrap metal Resource Recovery Centre - free
Seafood scraps & shells Green bin
Seedling containers (plastic) Yellow bin
Shampoo bottles Yellow bin
Shoes Donate to charity / Red bin
Shredded paper Green bin
Silage wrap (loose & clean) Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Skewer (wooden) Green bin
Smoke alarms Resource Recovery Centre - free
Soft drink bottles (with lid)   Yellow bin
Soft drink cans Yellow bin
Soil (clean fill) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Spirit and wine bottles Yellow bin
Sticky tape Red bin
Straws (plastic) Red bin
Straws (paper) Green bin
Syringes / sharps Other recycling*
Sporting goods Donate to charity / Red bin
Sports tape Red bin
Steel cans (rinsed) Yellow bin
Styrofoam Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Suitcases / baggage Donate to charity / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Sweet wrappers Soft plastics - supermarket REDcycle / Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - select locations

* Syringes / sharps - Needle & syringe container exchange program (diabetes) - contact Council or visit a customer service centre to return and replace a sharps container free of charge.

T

Material Where to dispose of 
Take away containers (plastic)   Yellow bin
Take away containers (cardboard) Green bin
Tea bags / tea leaves Green bin
Telephone books Yellow bin
Televisions Resource Recovery Centre - free
Tetra packs Red bin
Timber / treated wood Red bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Tin cans (rinsed) Yellow bin
Tissues Green bin
Toilet paper rolls Yellow bin
Tools Resource Recovery Centre - free / Donate to charity
Toothpaste tubes & toothbrushes Red bin / Other recycling / TerraCycle
Toys (without batteries) Donate to charity / Red bin / Other**
Toys (with batteries) Donate to charity / Resource Recovery Centre - free
Tree branches (under 100mm round) Green bin
Tree branches (under 300mm round) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost
Tyres (car, truck & motorcycle) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost

** Big W - Toys for Joy

V

Material Where to dispose of 
Vacuum cleaner dust Green bin
Vacuums Resource Recovery Centre - free
Vegetable scraps Green bin
Vinyl (eg old school bags) Red bin

 

W

Material Where to dispose of 
Washing powder boxes Yellow bin
Washing machines Resource Recovery Centre - free
Water tanks (steel) Resource Recovery Centre - select locations
Waxed paper & cardboard Red bin
Weeds Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Whitegoods (fridges & air cons) Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Whitegoods (ex fridges & air cons) Resource Recovery Centre - free
Window panes Red bin
Wine bottles Yellow bin
Wood (untreated)     Green bin / Resource Recovery Centre - with cost 
Wrapping paper Yellow bin

 

Y

Material Where to dispose of 
Yoghurt containers (rinsed)    Yellow bin
Yoghurt squeeze pouches Red bin

 

 

 

 

Download the Waste & Recycling - A-Z Guide(PDF, 127KB), which provides a detailed list of what goes in what bin.

For the disposal of toxic household, garden and garage chemicals refer to Sustainability Victoria website, Detox Your Home program.