Some waste items are hazardous, and if placed into your kerbside bins, the bulky waste service, or even if placed in landfill can lead to environmental damage and potentially dangerous situations, such as a fire or explosion.

Use the A-Z guide below to ensure you are recycling as many items as possible and disposing of all other waste correctly.

How to dispose of these items?

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Aerosol cans:  Recycle empty cans in your yellow lid bin

 

Aluminium cans: Recycle in your yellow lid bin

 

Asbestos: Special handling and disposal is required.

  • Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park, Englands Road, Coffs Harbour. Prior arrangement is required. Phone 02 6648 4580 to arrange asbestos disposal.
  • Nambucca Waste Management Facility, 711 Old Coast Road, Nambucca. Prior arrangement is required. Phone 02 6568 2170 to arrange asbestos disposal.
  • Raleigh Waste Management Centre, Shortcut Road, Raleigh. Prior arrangement is required.  Phone 02 6655 3777 to arrange asbestos disposal.

Baking trays: If in good condition, donate to a community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. Damaged metal trays can be placed into your red lid bin

 

Batteries: Recycle car and household batteries for free at your Community Recycling Centre

 

Bicycle: Donate to a community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If broken, bulky goods waste service or landfill.

 

Books and magazines: Donate to a community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. Unusable books can be recycled in your yellow lid bin after removing any metal bindings or plastic coatings.

 

Bottle tops: Metal lids and tops are recycled in your yellow lid bin. Plastic tops should be screwed onto bottle before placing into yellow lid bin.

 

Bricks: See Building and Construction Waste

 

Building waste: See Building and Construction Waste

 

Bullets and firearms: Please take to your local Police Station

 

Bulky green waste: Excess green waste or wood greater than 5cm in diameter - please take to your waste facility for recycling

 

Bubble wrap: Reuse or place in your red lid bin.

Car parts: See ‘auto parts recyclers’ in your phone directory or take to your waste facility (fees apply)

 

Car tyres: Contact your local tyre retailer for disposal options. Accepted at some waste facilities (fees apply)

 

Cardboard: Recycle clean cardboard and paper in your yellow lid bin. Bulk cardboard can be recycled for free at your waste facility. Wet cardboard, like pizza boxes, can be placed in green lid bin

 

CDs / DVDs: Donate to a charity or community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If broken, place in your red lid bin.

 

Ceramics & crockery: If in good condition, donate to a community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. Damaged ceramics & crockery can be placed into your red lid bin

 

Chemicals: Recycle household chemicals for free at your Community Recycling Centre

 

Clothing: Donate to charity, sell or giveaway wearable clothes and shoes on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. Unusable clothes go in your red lid bin. Note: Items placed out in bulky houshold waste collections are sent to landfill

 

Computers: Computers and equipment are all gratefully accepted at any LifeHouse Care Bargain Centre Store: Coffs City Centre, Centro Toormina, and Northside Shopping Centre. LifeHouse Charity Computers are a local, licenced Microsoft refurbisher, providing affordable computers to the Coffs Coast Community. Pick-up service also available. For all enquiries please phone (02) 6658 0055. Broken computers, keyboards and printers can be recycled for free at your Community Recycling Centre

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Electrical Appliances (E.g. toaster, kettle): Sell or giveaway working items on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. Place broken items in your red lid bin.

 

Exercise equipment: Donate to a charity or community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If broken, use your bulky household waste service or take to waste management facility . Note: Items placed out in bulky household waste collections are sent to landfill.

Fire extinguishers: Recycle for free at your Community Recycling Centre

 

Foil: If clean, scrunch into ball and place in your yellow lid bin. If dirty, place into your red lid bin.

 

Fridges: Try to donate to a community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If broken, recycle through your bulky household waste service or recycle for free at your waste management facility.

 

Furniture: Any unwanted goods in reasonable condition - please offer to your local charity, reuse centre or sell or giveaway on Buy, Sell, Swap Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle, Ebay. Note: Items placed out in bulky household waste collections are sent to landfill.

Gas bottles: Free at your Community Recycling Centre

 

Glass bottles and jars: Recycle in your yellow lid bin

 

Glasses (drinking): Place into your red lid bin

 

Glasses (reading): The Lions Club Australia collect glasses for their Recycle For Sight program which regrades and distributes 250,000 to 500,000 pairs each year to those in need in developing countries. Mail your glasses to LIONS Recycle for Sight Australia Inc, PO Box 3021, Clontarf MDC, QLD 4019. Broken glasses can be placed in your red lid bin.

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Ink cartridges: Ink cartridges can be recycled through dedicated drop off points. Find your nearest location online at Recycling Near You.

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Light globes and tubes: Recycle for free at your Community Recycling Centre

Mattresses: Recycle via your bulky household waste service (excluding Bellingen) or take to your local waste facility (fees apply). Coffs Coast Waste Services recycles your mattresses through a non-for-profit social enterprise that offers employment for those with a disability.

 

Mobile Phones: Take to your Post Office and recycle for FREE through Mobile Muster www.mobilemuster.com.au.

 

Medicines: You can return your old and unwanted medicines to any pharmacy for free and safe disposal. For more information please ask your local pharmacist. You can also visit www.returnmed.com.au or call 1300 650 835

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Nappies: Nappies are non-recyclable so place into your red lid bin (including disposable and compostable nappies).

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Oil: Recycle motor and household oils for free at your Community Recycling Centre

Paint: Recycle for free at your Community Recycling Centre

 

Plastic bags and wrappers: Scrunch-able plastics including chip wrappers, plastic bags and biscuit wrappers can be recycled through RedCycle at your local Coles supermarket or via TerraCycle. Visit their website to find or create a collection point near you.

 

Polystyrene: Clean polystyrene can be recycled. Dropp off FREE at Englands Road, Woolgoolga, Bellingen or Raleigh Waste Facilities. 

 

Pots and pans: Donate to charity or community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If broken, place in your red bin.

 

Pyrex: Donate to charity or community group, sell or giveaway on Buy, Swap, Sell Facebook pages, Gumtree, Freecycle. If broken, place in your red bin. 

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Scrap metals:  Recycle for free at your local waste facility.

 

Sharps and clinical waste: Sharps bins are located throughout the Coffs Coast area. Go to your Waste Facility or contact your local Council for locations.

 

Smoke alarms: Free at your Community Recycling Centre

Takeaway containers: Recycle plastic containers labelled 1 – 7 in your yellow lid bin.

 

Tiles: Take to your nearest waste management facility for disposal.

 

Timber: Take to your nearest waste management facility for disposal. 

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White goods: Recycle for free at your local waste facility.

Xrays: If you have small quantities, simply place them in an envelope and post to: Siltech Mechanical Services, ‘X-Ray Recycling‘, PO Box 463, Reservoir VIC 3073. If you have x-ray volumes over 20kg, contact Siltech on (02) 9453 0811. 

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Disposal of Asbestos Waste

Coffs Harbour Shire Council Area

Asbestos is accepted at the Coffs Coast Resource Recovery Park on Englands Road.

PRIOR ARRANGEMENT IS REQUIRED. Phone 02 6648 4580 to arrange asbestos disposal.

It in only accepted under strict conditions and will ONLY be received at the Englands Road facility on Thursday, Friday and Saturday afternoons between 12:30pm and 3:30pm.

Nambucca Shire Council Area

Asbestos is accepted at the Nambucca Waste Management Facility at 711 Old Coast Road. 

24 HOURS PRIOR ARRANGEMENT IS REQUIRED. Phone 02 6568 2170 to arrange asbestos disposal.

Note: Conditions apply.

Bellingen Shire Council Area

Asbestos is accepted at the Raleigh Waste Management Centre on Shortcut Road. 

24 HOURS PRIOR ARRANGEMENT IS REQUIRED. Phone 02 6655 3777 to arrange asbestos disposal.

Note: Conditions apply.

 
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