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The A - Z of waste and recycling provides a guide for disposing of their waste and recycling most safe and beneficial. Click on the alphabet to view information for each letter.

City of Newcastle provides information here to disseminate information for the benefit of the public and recommend users exercise their skill and care. It is made available for general personal use only and City of Newcastle, its officers and employees make no representations, either express or implied, that the information contained is accurate and expressly disclaims all liability for loss or damage arising.

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Consider reusing your takeaway containers rather than disposing of them.

Plastic takeaway food containers

Place in your yellow lid recycling bin. They don't need to be washed out, but please make sure there is no food in them before recycling .

Polystyrene foam

Containers made of polystyrene foam should be placed in your red lid general waste bin

Bioplastic and sugar cane containers

Place in your red lid general waste bin.

Tea bags and leaves can be placed in your red lid general waste bin.

You can also place tea bags and leaves in a home compost bin or worm farm.

There are a number of drop off options in Newcastle for recycling electronic waste, such as computers, monitors, phones, TVs, stereos, DVDs, CD and VCR players. Visit E-Waste to find out the different disposal options available.

Thermometers contain mercury and can be responsibly disposed of at any free Household Chemical CleanOut event.

Clean, untreated, unpainted timber

Take clean, untreated, unpainted timber to Summerhill Waste Management Centre for recycling through our Sort & Save service (no charge for Newcastle residents)

Book a kerbside bulk waste collection service.

Painted or treated timber

Book a kerbside bulk waste collection service.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre using a bulk waste self-haul (tipping) voucher.

Commercial Customers

Paid disposal is available at Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Our variable pricing allows for lower disposal fees for single, source separated loads of clean timber.

Place in your yellow lid recycling bin. You don't have to wash them but please make sure there is no food or liquid in them before recycling.

Tissues should be placed in your red lid general waste bin.

Empty cardboard tissue boxes can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin. You do not need to remove the soft plastic insert before recycling them.

Take small home printer cartridges to a Community Recycling Station or Summerhill Community Recycling Centre.

Some commercial retailers such as OfficeWorks, JB HiFi, Australia Post also take printer cartridges. Visit Close the Loop to find out more .

Commercial customers

If you have three or more imaging consumables (toner bottles, laser cartridges, ink jet cartridges etc) per month from participating manufacturers, you can register for a collection box through Close the Loop.

If reusable, consider selling or giving tools away via local newspaper classifieds or online trading sites such as the Trading Post, Ebay or Gumtree (Gumtree does not charge listing or selling fees).

Handheld electric tools can be recycled through our free e-waste recycling drop-off at Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Conditions apply.

Tools made predominantly of metal may be accepted free of charge as scrap metal at Summerhill Waste Management Centre (otherwise, fees and charges apply).

You can also dispose of tools via our Bulk Waste Service.

Dispose of in your red lid general waste bin.

If you wish to recycle these items visit Terracycle to find out how.

If still in good condition, consider selling or donating to charity.

Plastic toys are not recyclable, so please don't place them in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Place broken or damaged toys in your red lid general waste bin.

Book a kerbside bulk waste service or take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre using a bulk waste self-haul (tipping) voucher.

Paid disposal at Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees and minimum charges apply.

Branches less than 100mm in diameter

Place in your green lid garden organics bin.

Small branches can be bundled together and placed on the kerbside for a booked bulk waste collection service.

Branches larger than 100mm in diameter

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre using a bulk waste self-haul (tipping) voucher otherwise Fees apply. 

Tree stumps

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees apply.

Tupperware containers are not currently recyclable through your yellow lid recycling bin.

Tupperware offer a lifetime warranty so please contact the company if you have broken or damaged Tupperware.

Consider donating or selling if still in good condition.

Some tyre service centre will recycle your car tyres when you buy new ones. Ask when you book your car in for a service.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre using a self-haul bulk waste (tipping) voucher (maximum of five tyres/wheels per voucher). Tyres and wheels can not be collected through our kerbside bulk waste collection service.

Paid disposal at Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees and minimum charges apply.

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Cardboard products with a light wax coating, such as milk, juice and ice cream cartons, can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Waxed cardboard, typically boxes provided for fruit and vegetables by greengrocers, are not recyclable. Place them in your red lid general waste bin.

Place in your green lid garden organics bin. If you have a large quantity of weeds that can't fit in your green lid bin, take them to Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees and minimum charges apply.

Commercial customers

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees and minimum charges apply.

Fridges and freezers

Consider selling or donating if in good working condition. Contact a charity before donating, as not all charities can accept whitegoods.

If your fridge or freezer has been degassed by a technician authorised by the Australian Refrigeration Council, you can book a bulk waste collection service.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre using a bulk waste self-haul (tipping) voucher.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre for paid disposal. Fees and charges apply.

Contact a scrap metal merchant who may accept your fridge or freezer.

Washing machines, dryers and dishwashers

Consider selling or donating if in good working condition. Contact the charity before donating, as not all charities can accept whitegoods.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre for free e-waste drop-off (maximum of 10 items per visit, proof of residency required).

Book a kerbside bulk waste collection or take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre using a bulk waste self-haul (tipping) voucher.

Window glass should be taken away by your window replacement company. If you are replacing it yourself, contact a local window repair company and you may be able to drop it off at their recycling facility.

Small amounts of window glass may be wrapped and placed in your red lid general waste bin.

Please note: Window glass cannot be recycled through your kerbside recycling service.

Ashes should be bagged and placed in your red lid general waste bin once cold.  Do not place hot ashes in your bin.

You can dispose of wood waste at Summerhill Waste Management Centre (fees and charges apply). Summerhill offers a lower disposal fee for clean wood wastes (e.g. wood that is not painted or treated) than for mixed waste loads.

Paper-based wrapping paper

Place wrapping paper made from paper, including tissue paper, in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Foil wrapping paper and cellophane

Visit our soft plastics page to find out about Curby, our kerbside soft plastic recycling program. Foil wrapping paper and cellophane should not be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin unless contained within a registered Curby recycling bag.

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Take to a Community Recycling Station or Summerhill Community Recycling Centre.

Commercial Customers

Contact Siltech to organise a collection bin for your x-rays.