A to Z of waste disposal

Type of waste

How to dispose of it 

Advertising material (junk mail)

Recycling bin 

Aerosol cans

General waste bin

Aerosol cans (empty)

Recycling bin

Aluminium cans (empty)

Recycling bin

Aluminium foil / trays

Recycling bin

Animal waste

General waste bin

Appliances (electrical)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities

Asbestos

You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility.  Please see Asbestos

B

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Batteries (household)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33

Batteries (car)

You can take this to Battery world or Supercheap Auto

Beds

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Bicycles

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Books

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Bottle tops / lids (take off container )

General waste bin

Branches (large)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Bricks

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Building waste

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

C

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Cameras

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Cardboard

Recycling bin

Carpet

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Cars and car parts

You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility (only)

Cartons (empty milk, juice etc)

Recycling bin

Cartridges (printer)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities, Cartridge World or Officeworks

CD’s / DVD’s

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Ceramics (broken)

General waste bin

Ceramics (intact)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Cereal inner bags (soft plastic)

You can place this in your general waste bin or in a RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.

Christmas tree

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Cigarette butts

General waste bin

Cling wrap / plastic film (soft plastic)

You can place this in your general waste bin or in a RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.

Clothes

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Coffee cups

General waste bin

Coffee grounds

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Coffee pods

You can place this in your general waste bin, take them to Nespresso stores or go to a Terracycle drop off point.

Computers

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Concrete

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Construction waste

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Cooking oil (no more than 25L)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Cork (bottle stoppers)

General waste bin

Crockery

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Curtains

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Cutlery (plastic)

General waste bin

Cutlery (metal)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

D

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Deodorant bottles (empty)

Recycling bin

Detergent bottles (empty)

Recycling bin

Drinking straws (plastic)

General waste bin

E

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Electronic waste

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33

Exercise equipment

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

F

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Facial tissues

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Fire extinguisher

You can take these to our Household Paint and Chemical Drop Off days

Flowers

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Florescent lights

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Food waste (fruit and vegetable)

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Food waste (other e.g. meat)

General waste bin

Fridges

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Fruit / vegetable punnets (empty)

Recycling bin

Furniture

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

G

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Gas bottles (BBQ only - empty)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Glass (bottles / jars)

Recycling bin

Glass (plate / window) – whole

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Glass (plate / window) – broken

General waste bin

Glasses (eye)

You can take these to some Lions Clubs and optometrists, call in advance

Glassware (drinking) – whole

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Glassware (drinking) – broken

General waste bin

Green waste

You can use this for compost or take it to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Green waste (tree stumps 40cm wide or larger)

You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility (only)

H

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Hair (human or animal)

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Hard waste

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Household chemicals

You can take these to our Household Paint and Chemical Drop Off days

I

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Ice cream container

Recycling bin

Insulation batts

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

J

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Jars (glass - empty)

Recycling bin

Juice bottle / carton

Recycling bin

K

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Kitchen towel (paper)

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

L

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Laptops

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33

Lawn mower

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Leaves

You can use these for compost or take them to our Waste and recycling facilities

Light bulbs / tubes

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

M

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Magazines

Recycling bin

Mattresses

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Meat trays (plastic - hard)

Recycling bin

Meat trays (polystyrene - foam)

General waste bin

Medicines

You can take these to your local pharmacy for safe disposal

Medicine bottles (empty)

Recycling bin

Milk cartons

Recycling bin

Milk bottles

Recycling bin

Mirrors

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Mobile phones (E-waste)

You can take these to our Waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33

Motor oil - no more than 25L

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

N

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Nappies

General waste bin

Newspaper

Recycling bin

O

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Office furniture

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Oil (motor oil, waste oil) - no more than 25L

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

P

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Paint / paint tins (dry)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Pallets

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Paper

Recycling bin

Pet bedding

General waste bin

Phone books

Recycling bin

Pizza box (empty)

Recycling bin

Plasterboard

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Plastic bags

You can place this in your general waste bin or in a RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.

Plastic bottles(1,2,3,4,5 and 6) (no lids)

Recycling bin

Polystyrene

General waste bin. Our Waste and recycling facilities can not recycle polystyrene even if it displays a number. Contact Carton Warehouse / Polystyrene Recycling in Acacia Ridge if you would like to ask about recycling.

Printers

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

PVC

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Pyrex glass containers

General waste bin

Q

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Quilt

You can donate these items to charity 

R

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Razors

General waste bin

Refrigerator

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities

S

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Sanitary products

General waste bin

Sauce bottles

Recycling bin

Scrap metal

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Shampoo / conditioner bottles

Recycling bin

Sharps (syringes / needles)

Please see Sharps Disposal

Shoes

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Smoke detectors

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Soil (clean fill)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Soil (clean fill) more than 0.25m2

You can take this to our Browns Plains Waste and Recycling facility (only)

Sponges

General waste bin

Stationery (pens, pencils, markers)

General waste bin

Steel cans

Recycling bin

T

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Tables / chairs

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Take away containers (empty)

Recycling bin

Tea bags

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Televisions

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities, Aldi, Battery World, Ikea or Substation 33

Tiles

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Timber

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Tools

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Toothpaste tubes (empty)

You can place these in your general waste bin or take them to a Terracycle drop off point

Toys

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities or donate the items to charity 

Tyres

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

U

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Umbrella

General waste bin

V

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Vacuum cleaner dust

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

Video tapes

General waste bin

W

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Weeds

You can use these for compost or place them in your general waste bin

White goods

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities

Windows (whole)

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities

Wine / beer bottles

Recycling bin

X

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

X-ray film

You can take this to our Waste and recycling facilities 

Y

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Yogurt containers (squeeze bags)

General waste bin

Yogurt containers (tubs)

Recycling bin

Z

Type of waste How to dispose of it 

Zip lock bags

You can place this in your general waste bin or in a RedCycle bin at participating supermarkets.