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MRI Ph: 1300 439 278
Renewable Processes Ph: 6254 2379

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

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Car baby seat

  • The Australian Standard requires that children's car seats and restraints be date stamped with an expiry date. Kidsafe ACT advise that expired car seats cannot be reused or sold.
  • Car seats and restraints less than 10 years old that have not been involved in an accident can be sold or given away, however, consumers should be careful and only purchase or borrow from a trusted source.
  • Expired car seats cannot be recycled in the ACT system and should be taken to landfill. Fees and charges may apply. Please refer to the Fees and Charges Brochure (Word 88KB) (PDF101KB) or call Canberra Connect on 13 22 81.
  • Kidsafe recommend cutting the restraint straps before disposal.

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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 it 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: 6296 6867
OneSteel Recycling Ph: 02 4271 8300
GRI Pty. Ltd Ph: Ph: 1300 767 033
All Recycling Ph: 0412 210 245
Ezy Scrap Services Ph: 1800 553 753
ACT Skip Hire Ph: 6292 8187
Falcon Car Parts Ph: 6254 6550

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Carpet and underlay

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

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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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Cassette tapes

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Caustic soda

  • For household quantities, drop it 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 it off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or give away.
  • 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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Cement additives

  • For household quantities, drop it 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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Ceramics

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Cereal boxes (soft plastic insert)

  • Rubbish bin.

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Chairs

  • If reusable, drop it off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or give away.
  • 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: 6126 5800 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 it 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 away to a friend who could use them.

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Chlorine

  • For household quantities, drop it 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 away to a friend who could use them it.
  • Return the chlorine to a pool supplier.

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Christmas trees (Live)

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Christmas trees (Artificial)

  • If reusable, drop it off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or give away.
  • 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 it off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or give away.
  • 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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Cigarette butts

  • Rubbish bin.

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Clothing, blankets and fabrics

  • If reusable, drop it off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • Sell or give away.
  • 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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Coffee pods/capsules
(Designed for automated coffee machines.)

  • Nespresso brand aluminium coffee pods can be returned to the Nespresso Boutique in the Canberra Centre. Alternatively, look on the Nespresso website to see other collection points in your area.
  • Other brand aluminium coffee pods are to be place in the rubbish bin. Do not place in the recycling bin as the coffee grounds inside the container contaminate the recycling stream.
  • Paper coffee pods can be placed in the compost bin or place in the rubbish bin. Do not place in the recycling bin as the coffee grounds inside the paper will contaminate the recycling stream.

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Compost

  • Give away 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 it off for FREE at a Reuse Facility at the Mitchell or Mugga Resource Management Centre.
  • give away or sell.
  • Drop it off for FREE as part of the National E-Waste Recycling Scheme. Domestic quantities only. Drop it 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: 6101 6931
MRI Ph: 1300 439 278
Renewable Processes Ph: 6254 2379

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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: 6292 8187
Ritchies Recycled Bricks Ph: 6241 1018
ACT Recycling Ph: 6239 7916
Cleanaway Ph: 62602 255
Delta Group Ph: 6239 3411
Thor’s Hammer Ph: 6282 9900
ReGyp Ph: 1300 473 497
Canberra Concrete Recyclers Ph. 6249 7427

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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 it off for FREE at a Reuse facility at Mugga and Mitchell.
  • Sell or give away.
  • 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 it 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 away to a friend who could use them.

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Corks

  • Give away to a preschool for craft activities.
  • Contact organisations who collect and recycle them.
  • 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. takeaway chinese container or ice cream container) and then place in the recycling bin.

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Cutlery (metal)

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

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