Choose to refuse
Avoid the following:
- Single-use, disposable packaging eg. polystyrene
- Individually wrapped or packaged food items
- Plastic bags and wrap. Say 'No' to plastic packaging.
- Items with excess packaging
- Takeaway coffee cups and bottled water
- Junk mail - Place a 'No advertising material' or 'No junk mail' label on your letterbox
- Low quality, non-durable items
- Disposable coffee pods / capsules
- Food waste. Use the Foodwise Recipe Finder to help you use up food that you already have in your kitchen and fridge.
- Purchase items in bulk, particularly where you can use your own containers
Choose to reuse
Reuse the following:
- BYO reusable shopping bags
- BYO coffee cups - Find your local Responsible Café and take your own refillable cup. Some outlets offer a discount on BYO cups
- Refillable coffee capsules
- Use 'modern cloth nappies'.
- Food containers, lunch boxes and water/drink bottles
- Shop at charity stores and salvage centres
- Wrap gifts in used wrapping paper
- Use rechargeable batteries
- Donate unwanted clothing and other goods in reasonable condition
How to donate
This information is currently being collated. Check back soon.
- Place unwanted items on your property with a sign offering them for free. Note: placing the items outside your property without a hard waste booking is illegal and may incur a fine.
Recycle for reprocessing
Recycle items that can no longer be re-used so that they can be processed into new products eg. metals, car batteries, light bulbs and tubes, soft plastics, electrical and electronic items eg. mobile phones, TVs.
See the A-Z Guide to Waste and Recycling for recycling and reuse options for a range of items.
Recycle food waste
Find out how Council supports residents to recycle food waste at home for their own use.