A-Z Reuse and Recycling
Garden Pots - Plastic
Plastic garden pots are made from polypropylene, a plastic that can be completely recycled and used to make new pots. Plastic garden pots are however not recyclable in your household recycling bin.
Take your unwanted plastic garden pots and trays for free recycling to:
North-West Recycling Centre provides a depot to manage green waste in a responsible and sustainable manner, for commercial clients as well as for the general public.
A large amount of waste that goes to landfill is garden cuttings. This represents a wasted resource. In landfill, garden cuttings break down and release methane, a potent greenhouse gas, while producing liquid waste known as leachate that can impact on the environment.
If you have a green-lidded garden organics bin (selected urban areas), you can place the following in your garden organics bin:
Grass clippings, cut flowers, leaves, garden prunings, weeds, and branches (maximum diameter 10cm, maximum length 40cm)
Gas Bottles / Gas Cylinders
Cylinders can be refilled many times in their life. Gas bottles and their fittings are generally manufactured from plate steel, a metal that can be effectively recycled over and over again.
Free recycling drop off at:
Glasses - reading
Give new life to your old eyewear! 'OneSight' and 'Re-Cycle for Sight' collects used prescription eyewear and non-prescription sunglasses to reuse and hand-deliver around the world.
'Green' Shopping Bags
Is your 'green' reusable shopping bag falling apart and no longer usable? 'Green' reusable shopping bags eliminate the need for plastic bags however they are still in fact made of plastic, which is a non-renewable resource made from oil.
- Just like plastic bags, you can take your old ‘green’ shopping bags if they are no longer usable as well as your soft plastics for recycling to Coles (see soft plastics for more information):
- Windsor – 223 George Street, Windsor - Phone: (02) 4577 1000
- Richmond – 271 – 281 Windsor Street – Phone: (02) 4578 3111
- North Richmond – 8 – 16 Riverview Street – Phone: (02) 4571 4075
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