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Update: Wednesday 23 April 2014. Household waste and recycling collection.

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MRI Ph: 1300 439 278
Renewable Processes Ph: 62542379

  • Contact a ‘Metal Merchant’ in the yellow pages for free collection and recycling.

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Car batteries

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Carcasses - dead pets and animals

  • Contact your local vet for burial and disposal options.
  • Take to landfill. Costs involved. Small/medium carcasses (dog, cat, sheep) approximately $10 each. Large carcasses (horse, cattle) approximately $135 each.
  • Small pets (mice, goldfish, guinea pigs) wrap in paper and place in the rubbish bin or bury in the garden.

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Cardboard boxes

  • Recycling bin. Please flatten large boxes so that the boxes take less room in the bin.
  • Drop off for FREE at Regional Recycling Centres (or Drop-off Centres). Locations include:

Mitchell
Belconnen
Tuggeranong
Phillip
Mugga
Further Drop-off Centre Information

  • For commercial or large quantities contact a ‘Waste Collector’ from your yellow pages for collection and recycling.
  • For one off large boxes see if the local preschool or school would like it for craft activities.

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Car parts & car bodies

  • Consider selling or giving away.
  • Consider dealing with a business specialising in the collection, recycling and /or reusing of this material:

ACT Car Recyclers Ph: 62966867
OneSteel Recycling Ph: 02 4271 8300
GRI Pty. Ltd Ph: Ph: 1300 767 033
All Recycling Ph: 0412210245
Ezy Scrap Services Ph: 1800 553 753
ACT Skip Hire Ph: 62928187
Falcon Car Parts Ph: 6254 6550

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Cartons (Liquid paper board variety such as milk cartons & juice poppers)

  • Recycling bin.
  • No need to remove plastic spouts from cartons or straws from poppers.

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Carpet and underlay

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre. (Please check with the Reuse facility first.)
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • Take to landfill. Fees apply.

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Cassette tapes

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Caustic soda

  • For household quantities, drop off for FREE at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities at the Mugga Resource Management Centre in Hume.
  • For Commercial quantities contact a ‘Waste Collector’ in the yellow pages who specialises in the collection of chemical or hazardous waste.

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Cement additives

  • For household quantities, drop off for FREE at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities at the Mugga Resource Management Centre in Hume.
  • For Commercial quantities contact a ‘Waste Collector’ in the yellow pages who specialises in the collection of chemical or hazardous waste.

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CDs, DVDs, videos

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • In the case of a video cassette, you can remove the rigid plastic case and place the case in the recycling bin, but the actual cassette needs to be placed in the rubbish bin.
  • Place in the rubbish bin.

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Cellophane paper

  • Reuse if possible.
  • Donate to a Childcare or Preschool for craft activities.
  • Rubbish bin.

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Ceramics

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Cereal boxes (soft plastic insert)

  • Rubbish bin.

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Chairs

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • If the chairs have a metal frame, call a ‘Metal Merchant’ from the yellow pages to come and collect for free recycling.
  • If the chairs are made from hard plastic call Remondis Ph: 61265800 for possible recycling options (through the Materials Recovery Facility.)
  • Take to landfill. Fees apply.

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Chemicals (pool, garden, household)

  • For household quantities, drop off for FREE at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities at the Mugga Resource Management Centre in Hume.
  • For Commercial quantities contact a ‘Waste Collector’ in the yellow pages who specialises in the collection of chemical or hazardous waste.
  • For information about chemicals and their disposal contact the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) through Canberra Connect 13 22 81.
  • Give to a friend who could use them.

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Cigarette butts

  • Rubbish bin.

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Chlorine

  • For household quantities, drop off for FREE at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities at the Mugga Resource Management Centre in Hume.
  • For Commercial quantities contact a ‘Waste Collector’ in the yellow pages who specialises in the collection of chemical or hazardous waste.
  • For information about chemicals and their disposal contact the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) through Canberra Connect 13 22 81.
  • Give to a friend who could use them it.
  • Return the chlorine to a pool supplier.

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Christmas trees (Live)

  • Drop off for FREE at a Green Waste Facility at Mugga and Parkwood Resource Management Centre. Conditions apply. (Insert link to Green waste website)
  • Drop off for a small fee at Mitchell Canberra Sand and Gravel (Vicars Street.) Conditions apply.
  • Use in a home compost or worm farm.

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Christmas trees (Artificial)

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • If the tree has a metal frame call a ‘Metal Merchant’ from the yellow pages to come and collect for recycling.
  • Send to landfill. Fees apply.

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Christmas decorations & lights

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • Place in rubbish bin or send to landfill.
  • DO NOT place lights or decorations of any kind in the recycling bin as they can damage the machinery at the sorting facility.

 

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Christmas cards and wrapping paper

  • Reuse wrapping paper where possible.
  • Place cards and paper in the recycling bin.
  • No need to remove sticky tape, gift cards or ribbons from items.

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Clothing, blankets and fabrics

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • Consider businesses and charities that specialise in the acceptance and resale of second hand clothes and/or rags. Look in the yellow pages under 'Recycled clothing' and/or 'Charities'. .
  • Donate clothes to preschools as dress-ups or shirts as paint smocks.
  • Have a clothes swapping party with friends.
  • Use as rags where possible.
  • Final option, rubbish bin.

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Coat hangers

  • Rubbish bin.
  • Give away or donate to charities.
  • Commercial loads of metal or plastic coat hangers should contact a ‘Waste Contractor’ in the yellow for recycling options.

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Compost

  • Giveaway or sell.
  • Consider donating to your local preschool/school to use in the educational gardens.
  • Place on your garden.

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Computers and computer peripherals

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Giveaway or sell.
  • Drop off for FREE as part of the National E-Waste Recycling Scheme. Domestic quantities only .Drop off locations include the Resource Management Centres at Mugga or Mitchell.
  • Consider businesses who accept working and/or non- working computers and equipment for re-using and/or recycling:

Charity Computers Ph: 61016931
MRI Ph: 1300 439 278
Renewable Processes Ph: 62542379

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Concrete

  • Contact a business who specialises in Construction and Demolition Waste collection and/or the recycling (plus re-sale) of builders waste:

ACT Skip Hire Ph: 62928187
Ritchies Recycled Bricks Ph: 62411018
ACT Recycling Ph: 62397916
Cleanaway Ph: 62602255
Delta Group Ph: 62393411
Thor’s Hammer Ph: 62829900
ReGyp Ph: 1300 473 497
Canberra Concrete Recyclers Ph. 62497427

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Cooking oil

Coastal Recycled Cooking Oils Ph: 1800 637 374
AUSCOL Ph: 1800 629 476

  • Pour cooled oil in a bottle and place in the rubbish bin.

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Cordless Telephones

  • If in working condition drop off for FREE at a rReuse facility at Mugga and Mitchell.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • Donate to a preschool or childcare facility to use as a play resource.
  • Place in the rubbish bin.
  • DO NOT place in the recycling bin as it will not be recovered and recycled.
  • Contact a business who specialises in electronic waste recycling:
MRI Ph: 1300 439 278
Renewable Processes Ph: 6254 2379

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Corflute (also known as polypropylene)

  • Commercial or large quantities can be recycled through a company called Corex on 03 92381300. Currently there are no ACT drop off sites for this material but collections can be arranged.
  • Put in your rubbish bin.
  • Take to landfill. Fees and charges may apply (attach fees and charges brochure link).

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Corrosives (acids, alkalis and flammable substances)

  • For household quantities, drop off for FREE at the Household Hazardous Waste Facilities at the Mugga Resource Management Centre in Hume.
  • For Commercial quantities contact a ‘Waste Collector’ in the yellow pages who specialises in the collection of chemicals of hazardous waste.
  • For information about chemicals and their disposal contact the Environment Protection Agency (EPA) through Canberra Connect 13 22 81.
  • Give to a friend who could use them.

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Corks

  • Give to a preschool for craft activities.
  • Contact organisations who collect and recycle them. Such as:

The Body Shop- Woden Ph: 62815152

  • Rubbish bin.

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Cutlery (plastic)

  • Rubbish bin. (It is too small to be identified and sorted at the recycling depot.)
  • To give plastic cutlery a better chance to be recycled place inside a sealable plastic containers (E.g. Chinese container or ice cream container) and then place in the recycling bin.

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Cutlery (metal)

  • If reusable, drop off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or giveaway.
  • If large quantities consider contacting a ‘Metal Merchant’ from the yellow pages for collection and recycling.

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