Search

Bega Valley Shire CouncilBega Valley Shire Council

A-Z Recycling guide for residents

Using the right disposal method for your unwanted items will assist in improving recycling and reuse rates.

Colour guide

General Waste - Place in your red lidded bin. These items cannot be recycled and go straight to landfill.
Recycling - Yellow lidded bin. Recycling goes up to Canberra recycling for processing.
Tip recycling - Take to the tip for free recycling. Staff will direct you to where to drop off your items. Please note some items are accepted at the discretion of waste staff.
CRC - Community Recycling Centre. These items can be taken to our Community Recycling Centre at Merimbula free of charge. Keep an eye out for our mobile recycling centre.
HCC - Visit our Household Chemical CleanOut information or call Council on 02 6499 2222 for help with this item.
Call Council - Please contact Bega Valley shire Council on (02) 6499 2222 for advice on appropriate disposal methods.
Garden Organics - Green lidded bin. Items in this bin go to our organics processing site to be made into amazing soil conditioner.
Landfill - Can be taken to the tip for safe disposal. These items go straight to landfill.
Organics Project - Green waste is turned into soil conditioner and is available for sale at Merimbula Tip.
E-waste - Can be taken to any tip, however items taken to Merimbula, Bermagui, Wallagoot and Eden Tips go to Canberra for recycling. It is not free to dispose of e-waste, there is a small charge for e-waste items. Tip vouchers can also be used.
Soft Plastics - Soft plastics such as chip packets, muesli bar wrappers and glad wrap can be taken to Coles or Woolworths supermarkets for recycling
Container Deposit Scheme - Return and Earn - Eligible items such as aluminium drink cans, some plastic drink bottles containers and some glass drink bottles can to the Return and Earn Collection Points located at Bega, Bermagui and Tura Beach. Containers should be empty, uncrushed, unbroken and with the original label attached.

Search the recycling guide

 
Acids/Alkalis
6
 

 
Aerosol cans
2 3
 

 
Aluminium cans
2 3 13
 

 
Aluminium foil
2 3
 

 
Animal droppings
7 9
 

 
Asbestos
6
 

 
Ash
7 9
 

 
Auto Batteries
4
 

 
Batteries
4
 

 
Beer bottles
2 3 13
 

 
Beer cartons
2 3
 

 
Bird Netting
1
 

 
Blankets
6
 

 
Bleaches
5
 

 
Bones
9 7
 

 
Books
2 3
 

 
Bottle tops - plastic
13
 

 
Bottles
2
 

 
Branches
7 9
 

 
Bricks
3
 

 
Broken glass
1 8
 

 
Bubble wrap
1 3 8 12
 

 
building materials
3
 

 
Bullets, ammunition and firearms
6
 

 
Cane Baskets
3
 

 
Cans
2 3 13
 

 
Car batteries
4
 

 
Car parts (metal)
3
 

 
Cardboard
2 3
 

 
Carpet
8
 

 
CD/DVD & Floppy Drives
10
 

 
Ceramics
1 3 8
 

 
Cereal boxes
2 3
 

 
Chip packets
1 12
 

 
Cleaning products
5
 

 
Clothes Dryer
3
 

 
Clothing & shoes
1
 

 
Coat Hanger Plastic
1
 

 
Cockroach baits
5
 

 
Coffee cups disposable - not recyclable due to plastic liner
1
 

 
Coffee jars/tins
2 3
 

 
Computers & accessories
10
 

 
Concrete
8
 

 
Cooking oil
4
 

 
Cork
7
 

 
CRT/LCD Monitors
10
 

 
Cutlery (metal)
3
 

 
Cutlery (plastic)
1 8
 

 
Dead Animals
7 8
 

 
Dentures
1
 

 
Dirt & soil
6
 

 
Disposable cups - not recyclable due to plastic liner
1
 

 
Disposable nappies
1
 

 
Drilling Mud
6
 

 
Drink cans
2 3 13
 

 
Drums
2 3
 

 
Egg cartons
2 3
 

 
Electrical appliances
10
 

 
Electrical cables
10
 

 
Electrical equipment
10
 

 
Fertilisers
5
 

 
Fiberglass insulation
1 8
 

 
Fire Extinguishers
4
 

 
Foam meat trays
2 3
 

 
Foil
2 3
 

 
Food
7 9
 

 
Fridge/Freezer
3
 

 
Fruit & vegie scraps
7 9
 

 
Fruit juice cartons
2 3
 

 
Furniture (broken)
8
 

 
Furniture (usable)
3 8
 

 
Garden chemicals
5
 

 
Garden Clippings
7 9
 

 
Garden hoses
1 3 8
 

 
Gas Bottle
4
 

 
Glad wrap
1 12
 

 
Glass broken
1 8
 

 
Glass jars
2 3
 

 
Glassware
3
 

 
Grass Clippings
7 9
 

 
Green Waste
7 9
 

 
Hair
9 7
 

 
Hubs/Routers/Switches
10
 

 
Ice cream containers
2 3
 

 
Insecticides
5
 

 
Jars
2 3
 

 
Junk mail brochures
2 3
 

 
Keyboards & Mice
10
 

 
Kitty litter
7 9
 

 
Laptops
10
 

 
Lawn Clippings
7 9
 

 
Light bulbs (fluroscent)
4
 

 
Light bulbs (older glass style)
1 8
 

 
Lounge Suite
8
 

 
Magazines
2 3
 

 
Manure
7 8
 

 
Margarine containers
2 3
 

 
Mattresses including Futons
1 8
 

 
Meat Trays
2 3
 

 
Medicines
5
 

 
Metal
3
 

 
Microwave Oven
3
 

 
Milk containers
2 3
 

 
Mobile phones
10
 

 
Modems
10
 

 
Motor Oil
4
 

 
Nappies
1 8
 

 
Needles and Syringes
6
 

 
Network equipment
10
 

 
Newspaper
2 3
 

 
Oil (cooking)
4
 

 
Oil (mineral)
4
 

 
Oil drums
2 3
 

 
Paint
4
 

 
Paint tins (empty)
4 3
 

 
Paper bags
2 3
 

 
Paper towels
2 3
 

 
Pet food tins
2 3
 

 
Petrol
5
 

 
Phone books
2 3
 

 
Photocopiers
10
 

 
Pizza boxes
2 7
 

 
Plastic bags
12 8
 

 
Plastic bottle lids
2 3
 

 
Plastic Buckets
2 3
 

 
Plastic containers
2 3
 

 
plastic meat trays
2 3
 

 
Plastic plant pots
2 3
 

 
Plastic Wrap
12 1
 

 
Poisons
5
 

 
Polystyrene foam
1 8
 

 
Pool chemicals
5
 

 
Pottery
3
 

 
Power Supplies
10
 

 
Power Tools
10
 

 
Printer cartridges
6
 

 
Printers/Scanners & Fax Machines
10
 

 
Projectors
10
 

 
Pyrex
3
 

 
Rat poison
5
 

 
Refrigerator
3
 

 
Rope
1 3 8
 

 
Sauce bottles
2 3
 

 
Seafood
9 7
 

 
Seedling containers
2 3
 

 
Soap
1 8
 

 
Soft drink bottles
2 13 3
 

 
Soft drink cans
2 13 3
 

 
Soil
6
 

 
Spirit bottles
2 3
 

 
Steel
3
 

 
Steel cans
2 3
 

 
Styrofoam
1 8
 

 
Tablets (computer)
10
 

 
Take away food containers (plastic)
2 3
 

 
Teflon Cookware
3
 

 
Telephones
10
 

 
Terracotta pots
3 1 8
 

 
Tetra Packs
3 2
 

 
Timber
3 8
 

 
Timber (treated)
3 8
 

 
Tissues
1
 

 
Toilet paper rolls
2 3
 

 
Toner Cartridges
10
 

 
Toothbrushes
1
 

 
Toothpaste tubes
1
 

 
Toys
3
 

 
Toys (broken)
1 8
 

 
TV's
10
 

 
Tyres
3
 

 
UPS's
10
 

 
Vacuum cleaner dust
1 8 7 9
 

 
VCR's/DVD's, Set Top Boxes
10
 

 
Washing Machine
3
 

 
Waxed cardboard
2 3
 

 
Weeds (declared)
6
 

 
Weeds (non declared)
7 9
 

 
White goods
3
 

 
Windows
3
 

 
Wine bottles
2 3
 

 
Wood
3 9
 

 
Wooden furniture
3
 

 
Wrapping paper
2 3
 

 
X Ray Film
6 1
 

 
Yoghurt containers
2 3
 


Is something missing from our A-Z guide? If so please email council@begavalley.nsw.gov.au to have it added.

Explore Our Site