See the follow hints to reduce, reuse or recycle your waste.
Take a good look at what goes in your bins each week and make a plan to reduce the waste, tackling one at a time.
Allow one small change to become a habit before tackling the next one.
For ways to reduce your waste visit reduce-recycle.com.au for practical tips. And read our 10 was to reduce your waste information sheet.
One person’s trash can be another’s treasure - consider donating old clothes and accessories, household items and furniture you no longer need to thrift stores/Op-shops.
· Check to see if they receive your goods.
· Only donate items in a usable condition.
· Place goods inside charity collection bins or donate over the counter. Don’t leave items beside bins or in doorways.
Visit Australian OpShop Listing to find your local store.
Get to know your recycling, to make sure it doesn't end up in landfill by visiting recycling.vic.gov.au.
Lids For Kids is collecting bottle tops find out more here.
Bread bag closures
Bread bag closures go to Aussie Bread Tags for Wheelchairs - find your nearest collection point here.
Soft plastics such as shopping bags, chip packets and bubble wrap can all be recycled (just not in your kerbside bins). Participating Coles and Woolworths supermarkets offer a soft plastics drop-off collection, which is run by REDcycle.
Toothpaste - Oral products
TerraCycle partners with Colgate® to offer a national recycling solution for oral care products to Australia.
Find location drop off points and more at TerraCycle.
Read our Recycling bread tags, bottle tops and more information sheet.
· Recycling bread tags, bottle tops and more(PDF, 4MB)
· 10 ways to reduce your waste(PDF, 2MB)