A-Z Waste and Recycling Guide

A

AEROSOL CANS (empty)
Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
ALUMINIMUM CANS Put in your yellow-top recycling binor deposit in Return and Earn
ALUMINIUM FOIL/ CONTAINERS (clean) Scrunch up and put in your yellow-top recycling bin and wrap small pieces together into golf ball size for recycling
ALUMINIMUM FOIL/ CONTAINERS (soiled) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
 ANIMAL FUR Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
 ASBESTOS Never put Asbestos in a bin. Domestic asbestos can be delivered to the Mudgee Waste Facility to be disposed of for FREE, however it must be pre-booked.
 ASH (CIGARETTES) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
 Ash (fire) Not to be put in any bin. Place in garden.

B

BABY FOOD POUCHES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
BABY WIPES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
BAGS (PLASTIC, BIODEGRADABLE/ DEGRADABLE Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
BATTERIES (AAA, AA ETC) Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre or Mudgee Council Administration office
BATTERIES (CAR) Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
BICYCLES Deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
BISCUIT PACKAGING (OUTER WRAPPER) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
BLISTER PACKETS FOR PILLS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
BONES Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
BOOKS Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin, donate to your local charity, or deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility
BOTTLE TOPS AND JAR LIDS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
BOTTLES (GLASS, PLASTIC) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
BOXES (CARDBOARD) Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
BOXES (WAXED) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
BRANCHES (LESS THAN 15CM THICK) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
BREAD BAGS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
BREAD TAGS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
BUBBLE WRAP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
BUILDING MATERIALS (NOT ASBESTOS) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility

C

CAKE TRAYS Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
CAN (AEROSOL – EMPTY) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
CAN (ALUMINIUM, STEEL, TIN) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
CAR BATTERIES Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
CAR PARTS Drop off to the Mudgee Waste Facility (scrap metal recycling), OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
CARDBOARD (CLEAN) Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
CARDBOARD (SOILED) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
CARDBOARD (WAXED) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
CARPET Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station, OR deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility
CARPET UNDERLAY Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station, OR deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility
CARTONS (MILK/JUICE) GABLE TOP Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
CDs AND DVDs Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility, OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
CELLOPHANE Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin 
CERAMICS (BROKEN CUPS, PLATES, BOWLS ETC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
CEREAL BOX INSERTS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
CHEMICALS Deliver to the next Household Chemical CleanOut event (contact Council for dates)
CHIP PACKETS (FOIL AND PLASTIC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
CITRUS PEEL Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
CLEAN FILL Deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility
CLING WRAP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
CLOTHING/TEXTILES/SHOES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR donate to your local charity, OR deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility OR drop off to Ironed Out.
COAT HANGERS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
COFFEE CUPS
(CARDBOARD, FOAM, BIOCUP)
Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
COFFEE GROUNDS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
COFFEE PODS (STACKED) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
CONCRETE Deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility – concrete recycling
CONSTRUCTION/DEMOLITION MIXED WASTE (NO ASBESTOS) Deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility
COOKED FOOD Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
COOKING OILS/FATS (BULK) Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station 
COOKING OILS/FATS (SOAKED ON PAPER TOWEL) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
COPPER Deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
CROCKERY Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility
CUSHIONS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
CUTLERY (PLASTIC OR 'DEGRADABLE') Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
CUTLERY (STEEL) Deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station

D

DAIRY Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
DELI (MEAT AND PAPER) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
DEODORANT (AEROSOL – EMPTY) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
DEODORANT (STICK/ROLL ON) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
DETERGENT BOTTLE Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
DISPOSABLE PLATES & CUPS (PLASTIC OR DEGRADABLE) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
DOG POO Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
DRINK CANS/BOTTLES Put in your yellow-top recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
DVDs Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin  OR deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station

E

EGG CARTONS Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
EGG CARTONS SOILED Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
EGGS AND EGG SHELLS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
ELECTRICAL GOODS (TOASTERS, COMPUTERS) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deliver to the Mudgee Waste Facility
ENVELOPES Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
ENVELOPES PADDED WITH BUBBLE WRAP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
EWASTE Deliver to the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station

F

FABRIC Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR donate to charity OR drop off to Ironed Out
FAST FOOD PACKAGING Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
FIRE ASH Place in your garden, do not put in bins
FIRE EXTINGUISHERS Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre
FLOWERS (NO PLASTIC WRAPPING) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
FLUORESCENT LIGHT TUBES/GLOBES Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre
FOAM BOXES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
FOAM MEAT/CAKE TRAYS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
FOIL BUBBLE WRAP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
FOIL LIDS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin. Scrunch smaller pieces together into a golf ball size and put in your yellow-top recycling bin
FOOD WASTE Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
FROZEN FOOD BAGS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin, OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
FRUIT & VEGETABLE SCRAPS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
FURNITURE Drop off at the Tip Shop at the Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station

G

GAS BOTTLES Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre
GLAD WRAP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
GLASS (BOTTLES AND JARS) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
GLASS (DRINKING GLASSES) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
GLASS (EYE GLASSES) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
GLASS (WINDOW GLASS) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility or Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
GRASS CLIPPINGS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin

H

HAIR AND PET FUR Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
HOUSEHOLD CHEMICALS Deliver to the next Household Chemical CleanOut event (contact Council for dates)
HOUSEHOLD WIPES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin

I

ICE CREAM CONTAINERS AND LIDS (PLASTIC) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
ICE CREAM STICKS (WOOD) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
INK AND TONER CARTRIDGES Do not put in bins – deliver to Australia Post or Harvey Norman

J

JAR LIDS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
JARS (NO LIDS) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
JUICE BOTTLE Put in your yellow-top recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
JUICE CARTONS (CARDBOARD GABLE TOP – REFRIGERATED) Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
JUICE CARTONS (LONG LIFE/NON-REFRIGERATED) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
JUNK MAIL (PAPER ONLY) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin

K

KITTY LITTER AND PET MANURE Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin

L

LAMINATED PAPER Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
LAUNDRY BASKET (PLASTIC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
LAUNDRY DETERGENT BOXES Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
LAWN CLIPPINGS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
LEAVES Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
LEFTOVER FOOD Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
LIDS AND BOTTLE TOPS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
LIGHT BULBS AND TUBES (FLUORESCENT) Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre
LIGHT BULBS (NOT FLUORO) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
LONG-LIFE CARTONS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine

M

MAGAZINES Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
MAKE UP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
MANURE/ANIMAL DROPPINGS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
MATTRESSES Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
MEAT SCRAPS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
MEAT TRAYS (FOAM) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
MEAT TRAYS (PLASTIC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
MEDICAL WASTE Take to a Sharps drop-off point or deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility
MEDICINE BOTTLES EMPTY AND CLEAN Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
MEDICINES Drop off at a Pharmacy
MILK AND JUICE CARTONS (CARDBOARD) Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
MILK CONTAINERS (PLASTIC) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
MOBILE PHONES AND ACCESSORIES Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station OR Mudgee Council Administration
MOTOR OILS Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
MUESLI BAR WRAPPERS (FOIL OR PLASTIC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin

N

NAPPIES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
NEWSPAPER Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin OR put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
NEWSPAPER (SOILED) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
NUTS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin

O

OIL Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
ONION SCRAPS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin

P

PAINT Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre
PAINT TINS (DRIED OUT) Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
PALLET WRAP Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PAPER Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
PAPER TOWELS/TISSUES Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
PERSPEX Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PHONE BOOKS Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
PICTURE FRAMES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PIPE (METAL) Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility (scrap metal recycling) OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
PIPE (PVC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
PIZZA BOXES Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
PLANT POTS (PLASTIC/TERRACOTTA) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
PLANTS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
PLASTIC BAGS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
PLASTIC CONTAINERS Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
PLASTIC PACKAGING Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
PLASTIC STRAPPING Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PLASTIC TRAYS (BISCUIT/CAKE) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PLASTIC WRAPPERS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
POLYSTYRENE Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
POPPER JUICE/MILK CONTAINERS (NO STRAWS) Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
POTTING MIX BAGS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PRINTER (TONER) CARTRIDGES Do not put in bins – deliver to Australia Post or Harvey Norman
PUMP/SPRAY LIDS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
PYREX Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin

R

RAZORS (DISPOSABLE) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
RECEIPTS Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin

S

SANITARY ITEMS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
SCRAP METAL Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility (scrap metal recycling) OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
SEAFOOD Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
SEEDLING CONTAINERS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
SERVIETTES Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
SHAMPOO BOTTLES Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
SHARPS Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR sharps drop-off point
SHREDDED PAPER Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin OR put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
SMOKE DETECTORS Drop off at your Community Recycling Centre OR Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
SOFT PLASTIC PACKAGING Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
SOFT DRINK BOTTLES/CANS Put in your yellow-top recycling bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
SOIL Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
SPORTING GOODS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station OR deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility
STRAWBERRY PUNNETS Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
STRAWS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
STYROFOAM Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
SYRINGES Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR sharps drop-off point

T

TAKE AWAY CONTAINERS (PLASTIC) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
TAKE AWAY CONTAINERS (POLYSTYRENE/FOAM) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
TAKE AWAY CUPS (PLASTIC, FOAM, BIOCUP) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
TEA BAGS/LEAVES Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
TELEVISIONS Working TVs can go to local charity, OR Mudgee Waste Facility (eWaste recycling) OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
TETRAPAK CARTONS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deposit in the Return and Earn reverse vending machine
TEXTILES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR donate to a local charity
TIMBER (ALL)* Small amounts can go in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station. Useful timber can go to the Tip Shop
TISSUES/PAPER TOWELS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
TOILET PAPER ROLLS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin OR put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
TONER (PRINTER) CARTRIDGES Do not put in bins – deliver to Australia Post or Harvey Norman
TOOTHBRUSHES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
TOOTHPASTE TUBES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
TOYS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR toys in good condition can go to a local charity OR deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility
TREATED PINE* Small amounts can go in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
TREE PRUNINGS (LESS THAN 15CM DIAMETER) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin 
TREE PRUNINGS (MORE THAN 15CM DIAMETER) Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
TUPPERWARE CONTAINER Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
TYRES Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station

U

UMBRELLA Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin

V

VACUUM CLEANER DUST Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
VEGETABLE PUNNETS Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
VEGETABLE SCRAP Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin

W

WASHING BASKET (CANE AND PLASTIC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
WASHING LIQUID BOTTLE Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
WASHING POWDER BOX Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
WAXED CARDBOARD Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
WEEDS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
WHITE GOODS If working, donate to a local charity or the Tip Shop at Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
WINDOW GLASS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
WINE BOTTLE (GLASS OR PLASTIC EMPTY) Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
WINE CASK (FOIL BAGS) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
WIPES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
WIRE Deliver to Mudgee Waste Facility OR Gulgong/Kandos Waste Transfer Station
WOOD (UNTREATED, NO NAILS) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
WOODEN CHOPSTICKS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
WOODEN POPSICLE STICK Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
WOODEN SKEWERS Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
WOODY GARDEN WASTE (LESS THAN 15CM DIAMETER) Put in your green-top food organics and garden organics bin
WRAPPERS (CHOCOLATE, LOLLY, BAR) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
WRAPPING PAPER (PAPER) Put in your blue-top paper and cardboard recycling bin
WRAPPING PAPER (PLASTIC) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin

X

X-RAY FILMS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin

Y

YOGHURT CONTAINERS (CLEANED)
Put in your yellow-top recycling bin
YOGHURT PEEL-OFF LIDS Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin
YOGHURT POUCHES Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin

Z

ZIP LOCK BAG (CLEAN) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin OR place in your supermarket REDcycle bin
ZIP LOCK BAG (DIRTY) Put in your dark green top general waste/landfill bin

KEY

General Waste/landfill bin (red or green lid)

  • Kerbside service (240 litre bin)
  • Waste Transfer Stations (skip bins on site)

Paper & Cardboard recycle bin (blue lid)

  • Kerbside service (240 litre bin)
  • Waste Transfer Stations (skip bins on site)

Food Organics/Garden Organics recycle bin
(lime green lid)

  • Kerbside service (240 litre bin)

Recycling bin
(yellow lid)

  • Kerbside service (240 litre bin)
  • Waste Transfer Stations (recycled bin on site)

Mudgee Waste Facility

31 Blain Road, Caerleon (off Hill End Road)
  • Tyres, concrete, bulk scrap metal, green waste, Tip Shop

Ironed Out & Fancy Dress Hire

154 Church Street, Mudgee
  • Selling of second hand clothes and bric a brac
  • Donations of goods welcome

Community Recycling Centre (CRC)

Located at Mudgee Waste Facility

  • Permanent drop-off site for common household problem waste that cannot be collected by Council's normal kerbside or waste transfer station services. (Some items can be dropped off at the Gulgong and Kandos Waste Transfer Stations)

Return and Earn

Located Denison Street, Mudgee

REDcycle – Supermarket soft plastics bin

¹ Contact Asbestos Removal Company. Domestic asbestos p to 100kg can be delivered to the Mudgee Waste Facility to be disposed of for free, but must be pre-booked.

² Australia Post or Harvey Norman

³ Pharmacies

4 Not to be put in any bin. Place in garden

5 Mudgee Council Administration

6 Household Chemical CleanOut event (ref Council for dates)

7 Wrap small pieces together into golf ball size for recycling

8 Sharps drop-off point

* Small amounts can go in your landfill bin