A-Z Reuse and Recycling

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X-Rays

Environmental Issues

X-ray films contain silver which is extracted by cooking them at around 1000°C, and then used in everything from soldering to jewellery to making more film.

Disposal Method

You can drop off your X-rays for free at:

  • CMA EcoCycle – 22 Christie St, St Marys, New South Wales, 2760 - Phone: (02) 9833 4155 -  
    Time: 9.00am to 4.00pm Monday to Friday
  • Or post small quantities in an envelope to:
    • CMA EcoCycle – 22 Christie St, St Marys, New South Wales, 2760

Xmas Trees

Environmental Issues

Fake xmas trees are usually made from steel and the plastic known as PVC. To produce one kilogram of raw PVC you need over a kilo of fossil fuels plus half a kilo of minerals and 10 L of water. The process also releases about two kilograms of CO2 - which contributes to climate change - and eight grams of hazardous waste, and to make matters worse, fake xmas trees can't be recycled.

Disposal Method

For real xmas trees, mulch it up and add it to your compost, some cut tree suppliers will also take back the used tree for mulching. For fake xmas trees, donate it to charity to keep it out of landfill:

 
  • Anglicare Op Shop– 205 Windsor St, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 4135
  • Salvos Store– cnr Lennox & Paget Streets, Richmond - Phone: (02) 4578 3560
  • 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


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