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Reduce your environmental impact

Victorians are great recyclers and we don't want that to change. Here are a few ideas on how you can help reduce your carbon footprint.


The best thing we can do is avoid waste.

  • Shop smart – only buy products you need
  • Choose items that are packaging-free or have minimal packaging that can be recycled or reused
  • Repair, restore or upcycle your possessions.


Reuse what you can.

  • Use reusable nappies, even some of the time
  • Glass jars make great storage
  • Donate items that are in good condition
  • Buy second-hand
  • Buy products made from recycled materials
  • Borrow where you can.


Discourage unnecessary packaging on a product.

  • Choose a product with less waste.
  • Give feedback to retailers or producers, asking them to reduce their waste.


Confused about what goes in your kerbside recycling? As a general guide:

  • Yes: Paper, cardboard, aluminium, glass or plastic bottles and containers.
  • No: Polystyrene, soft plastics (like shopping bags), food, clothing, large metal items, batteries, electronic goods, nappies.

Guide to rubbish and recycling

Check our A to Z rubbish and recycling guide to find out what can go in each bin. 

View A-Z rubbish and recycling guide

Donate unwanted household goods

Many charities accept donations of good quality clothing, furniture and other goods through Op Shops. You can also arrange a pick up of larger items from your home.

Discover charity bins

Recycle whitegoods

Search for your suburb on the Planet Ark Recycling Near Your website to find where you can recycle your old fridge and whitegoods. 

Recycle computers

Some local options include:

Need help?

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Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.

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