A-Z Reuse and Recycling

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Barbeques

Environmental Issues

Barbeques that are made of predominantly metals can be recycled. If the barbeque is still in working condition, try selling it or giving it away.

Reuse Method

Barbeques that are still usable can be advertised on the following sites:

Recycle Method

Alternatively, recycle your barbeque at:


Batteries (automotive)

Environmental Issues

Car batteries contain lead and highly corrosive acid. They must not be placed in general waste or recycle bins, as the acid will leak and cause harm to the waste handlers and the environment. You should never attempt to burn batteries - this releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.

Recycle Method

Your local garage or car battery retailer may accept old vehicle batteries for recycling, or they may be dropped off for free at:


Batteries (household)

Environmental Issues

Batteries contain lead and highly corrosive acid. They must not be placed in general waste or recycle bins, as the acid will leak and cause harm to the waste handlers and the environment. You should never attempt to burn batteries - this releases dangerous fumes and can cause an explosion.

Recycle Method

You can take your household quantities of batteries for free recycling at:

  • Hawkesbury City Council - 366 George Street, Windsor
  • Chemical CleanOut call the Environment Line - Phone: 131 555
  • Aldi – 128 Windsor Road, Richmond 2753

Alternatively you can take your household quantities of batteries to any  where fees may apply:

HOUSEHOLD QUANTITIES ONLY. Businesses are encouraged to set up their own recycling service for this material.
For more information, contact the Waste Education Officer on (02) 4560 4444.


Bicycles

Environmental Issues

Sending bikes to landfill that you no longer want is a waste of natural resources, energy, and water. Purchasing a bike that has been kept out of landfill eliminates the environmental impact of manufacturing a new bike.

Reuse/Repair Method

Reuse and repair before recycle. Donate your bicycle to:

  • Sita Environmental Solutions (formerly WSN Environmental Solutions) accepts bicycles free of charge and sell bikes with the money going to charity. Located Wallgrove Road, Eastern Creek. Phone 1300 651 116

Books

Environmental Issues

When paper is disposed of in landfill rather than recycled, it creates methane as it breaks down. Methane is a greenhouse gas 21 times more harmful than carbon dioxide. Manufacturing recycled paper can use up to 90% less water and 50% less energy than making it from trees

Reuse Method

If in a reasonable condition, donate your unwanted books to:

  • Anglicare Op Shop – 205 Windsor St, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 4135
  • Salvos Store – cnr Lennox & Paget Streets, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3560
  • Uniting Church – 25 West Market Street, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3820
  • Vinnies:
    • Windsor 256 George Street - Phone: (02) 4577 4880
    • Richmond 1 / 328 Windsor Street - Phone: (02) 4578 0599
    • Riverstone Shop 3 / 33 Pitt Street - Phone: (02) 9627 3756

Recycle Method

If unusable, books made entirely out of paper and cardboard can be recycled. If books are made with a non-paper or cardboard spine, please remove.

Recycle in your household recycling service or for free at:


Bottle tops - Metal

Environmental Issues

Metal bottle tops are also recyclable.

Recycle Method

In your household recycling service or for free at:


Bottle tops – Plastic

Environmental Issues

Plastic bottle tops are also recyclable. The best way to ensure they are recycled is to empty the plastic bottle they came from (rinse if necessary), squeeze the air out of the bottle, and place the lid back on the bottle.

Recycle Method

In your household recycling service (following instructions above) or for free at:


Building Waste - Concrete, Bricks and Pavers

Environmental Issues

Waste from the construction and demolition industry represents over one third of all waste going to landfill. Over 75% of this is clean, excavated material, such as concrete, bricks and timber which can often be recycled.

Recycle Method

Drop off your building/construction/demolition and renovation wastes – separated only accepted (fees apply) at:



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