Recycling

Recycling difficult items

Following a successful trial, Council will continue to recycle difficult items at a variety of locations in Kingborough.

The following items can be recycled:

  • Mobile Phones and Accessories – Mobile Muster
  • Household Batteries
  • X Rays
  • Coffee Pods – Terracycle and Nespresso 
  • Beauty Products – Terracycle*: Cosmetics packaging such as used lipstick and lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, bronzer, foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, lip liner, and concealer packaging.
  • Oral Care – Terracycle* : Toothpaste tubes and caps, toothbrushes, toothbrush and toothpaste tube outer packaging, floss containers
  • Media Storage – Terracycle* : Media storage including records, 8-track tapes, cassette tapes, CDs, DVDs, Blu Ray discs, floppy disks, memory sticks and external hard drives
  • Office Supplies – Terracycle*: Non-electric office supplies including tape desk organizers, card and document filers, binders, calendars, labels, pens and markers, staplers, hole punchers, dividers, paper cutters, and correction supplies, paper clips, staples, and binder clips, and discarded backing from sticker and label sheets.

The items can be dropped off for recycling at the following locations:

  • Kingborough Civic Centre: 8.30 am – 5 pm, Monday to Friday
  • Kingborough Sports Centre: 9 am – 11 pm, Weekdays; 9 am – 12.30 pm, Saturdays; and 12 pm – 6 pm, Sundays

* These products (except for Beauty Products) can also be dropped off at Unpacked, 45 Channel Hwy, Kingston

Recycling collection

View or download the Kingborough Recycling Guide and A-Z of recyclables below, which tells you what you are able to put in the recycling bin and items you need to leave out. This includes alternatives for items not able to be recycled in the kerbside collection bins and other recycling schemes at Kingborough Waste Services.

As a guide, you can place the following in your recycling bin:

  • Aluminium and steel cans: Food and drink cans including pressure packs and pet food cans. Clean foil and foil trays and remove lids.
  • Newspapers, magazines, junk mail and office paper: place loose and do not secure in plastic bags.
  • Milk and juice cartons: wash and flatten cartons and place them inside each other to make a brick.
  • Glass bottles and jars: remove all caps and lids. Please do not include broken drinking glassware, window glass.
  • Cardboard: do not secure in plastic bags
  • Plastic drink, food, and non-food containers: margarine, ice cream, yoghurt, shampoo and household detergent containers, plus other containers with the triangle symbol 1-7 (except no. 6, which is polystyrene such as styrofoam and meat trays. Rinse and remove lids.

We cannot collect:

  • Domestic waste
  • Plastic bags
  • Meat trays & foam trays
  • Squeeze tube toothpaste containers
  • Polystyrene & foam
  • Plant pots or trays
  • Drinking glass, window glass, light bulbs or broken glass
  • Motor oil, acid, solvent or chemical containers
  • Hose and cable
  • Clothing and shoes
  • Cigarette cartons & packets
  • Cardboard pizza & takeaway food containers
  • Ceramics, pottery, cookware & cutlery

For more information on how Kingborough’s recycling is processed, and for tips on recycling, visit SKM Recycling’s website.

Collection days

Recycling collections take place fortnightly on the same day as your normal garbage collection service, between 6am and 4.30pm.

Wheelie bins need to be placed out prior to 6am on the morning of collection to ensure they are collected. To find out your collection day please use the Recycling Collection Map (PDF) or contact us.

Please note that collection does not take place on Christmas Day or Good Friday.  Collection for these days will take place either the day before or the day after and will be advertised closer to the date. Collection services run as usual for all other days of the year.