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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.

A B - C D E - F G H MP R S - T W X

C

Place in yellow lid recycling bin. Flatten boxes to make more space in your bin

For bulk quantities, take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre for recycling through our Sort & Save service (no charge for Newcastle residents, conditions apply)

Commercial customers

If your business regularly has large quantities of paper and cardboard to recycle, visit Business Recycling to find a  recycling  service.

Paper and cardboard can be taken to Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees and minimum charges apply.

Carpet can be disposed through our bulk waste service. You can book a kerbside collection or choose a self-haul (tipping) voucher.

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

To safely dispose of car bodies and car parts, search under Auto Wreckers and Recyclers in the Yellow Pages. You could also contacting a local scrap metal merchant or second hand dealer to ask if they are interested in salvaging metal and spare parts.

For the safe disposal of other car-related products, see:

CDs, DVDs and VHS tapes (not the cases)

Sell or donate if still in good condition.

CDs and DVDs can be recycled at most Officeworks or place in you red lid general waste bin.

CD, DVD and VHS cases

Place empty CD, DVD and VHS cases in your yellow lid recycling bin.

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

Take to a supermarket that accepts soft plastics for recycling.

Household, hobby and garden chemical containers (plastic)

Empty plastic chemical containers should be triple rinsed and placed in your yellow lid recycling bin

Chemical containers that contain product should be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event

Chemical drums

Chemical drums used for agricultural or veterinary purposes should be taken to a national drumMUSTER event

Commercial customers

Commercial customers can use drumMuster for accepted containers, otherwise contact a hazardous waste collection company.

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

Please note:

Residents who take fill onto their property, either for free or for a payment, could be accepting contaminated material and are at risk of devaluing their property and damaging the environment.

Before importing any fill products, you should contact City of Newcastle to find out if you need approval. If our Officers find that fill has been imported illegally onto your property, they will take appropriate action. In some cases this may include orders to clean up the affected area, substantial fines or prosecution.

City of Newcastle can also provide information to residents on ways to avoid receiving contaminated fill and protect their property during earthworks. Please see Illegal Earthworks for more information
 

Donate or sell if  in good condition.

Please don't leave donations outside store fronts or clothing donation bins as it costs charities thousands of dollars each year to dispose of these items.

Place in red lid general waste bin if in poor condition.

Takeaway coffee cups

Place takeaway coffee cup lid in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Place takeaway coffee cup in your red lid general waste bin.

To help reduce waste disposed to landfill, consider using a reusable coffee cup.

Coffee pods

City of Newcastle are currently trialling the collection of coffee pods The trial is closed to new participants and awaiting the outcome of the trial success.

There are several coffee pod recycling programs run by coffee companies Google 'coffee pod recycling' to find the best option for your needs.

Coffee grounds

Place in your red lid general waste bin. Coffee grounds can also be placed in a compost bin or worm farm.

Compact fluoro globes

Take to a Community Recycling Station, Summerhill Community Recycling Centre or a Household Chemical CleanOut event

Compact fluoro tubes

Take to the Summerhill Community Recycling Centre or a Household Chemical CleanOut event.

Broken globes and tubes should be wrapped in paper and placed in your red lid general waste bin.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre for recycling through our free electronic waste (e-waste) program  (max. 10 items per visit).

Take to Officeworks for recycling.

Commercial customers

Fees and charges apply for commercial customers.

Construction and demolition waste should not be placed in any of your kerbside bins. A large proportion of this waste can be diverted for reuse and recycling, including bricks, concrete, clean wood and green waste.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre. Fees apply, however our differential pricing means you can minimise your waste disposal costs by separating recyclable materials before you arrive.

Take to Summerhill Community Recycling Centre or a Household Chemical CleanOut event.

Small amounts of kitchen fats and oils can be poured into a container; sealed and placed in your red lid  general waste bin.

Households fats and oils should never be poured down the kitchen sink, or into any sewer or stormwater drain. View Hunter Water Think Before You Flush webpage for more information.

Donate or sell if  in good condition

Place in red lid general waste bin if broken or in poor condition.

D

Animal waste, such as dog faeces and kitty litter, should be placed in your red lid general waste bin. Please wrap kitty litter in a plastic bag or paper prior to disposal.

Pet waste worm farms and composters are available to purchase from some hardware stores and online retailers.

Donate or sell if in good condition.

Drinking glasses can't be recycled so can't be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

If broken, wrap in paper or plastic and place in your red lid general waste bin.

Sell or donate if in good working condition.

Take to Summerhill Waste Management Centre for recycling through our free e-waste program  (max. 10 items per visit).

Sell or donate unwanted DVDs in good condition.

Place empty CD, DVD and VHS cases in your yellow lid recycling bin.

CDs and DVDs can be recycled at most Officeworks or place in your red lid general waste bin.

E

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.

Place envelopes, with and without plastic windows, in your yellow lid recycling bin. The plastic window doesn't need to be removed.