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Let’s Be The Change 
mvsustainability.org.au
Activating  
Sustainable Living 
 in Moonee Valley 
Recycling
E-Waste 
Some other household items can’t be recycled in 
your kerbside bin including: 
• Computers, monitors, TVs, printers. 
• Print & ink cartridges 
• CDs, DVDs & tapes 
• Mobile phones, chargers 
• Household batteries 
• Fluorescent tubes and globes 
They can be recycled in special locations: 
Libraries
Recycling Stations
 in Moonee valley 
and 
Hume Recycling Stations
  
Officeworks
Bring It Back
 program in store. 
ALDI: accepts 
battery recycling
 in store 
Recycle mobile phones with 
Mobile Muster
 or 
Zoos Victoria
Green Collect
 accepts various 
household e-waste and stationery items. And 
most council Transfer Stations have dedicate  
e-waste sorting bins and services. 
Personal & Household Items 
These can be donated to 
opportunity shops
 and 
charities, like 
Savers
 and 
Upparel
 But they must 
be in good condition and immediately usable
Other Recycling 
For specialised recycling try 
TerraCycle
 
• Oral care products: toothbrushes & tubes 
• Dishwashing liquid bottles & packaging 
• Cosmetic packaging & surplus cosmetics 
• Coffee Pod aluminium capsules 
• Mailing Satchels 
• Writing Instruments & Balloons 
• Branded toys 
• Safety Equipment & PPE 
• Sundry Kitchen & Office plastic items 
Other places are: 
Plastic bread tags - 
Aussie Bread Tags for 
Wheelchairs
 or 
The Bread Tag Project
  
Plastic bottle tops - 
Lids4Kids
 
Plastic Cutlery & Picnic Ware - 
Banish
  
CupRescue
 stations at 7-Eleven stores accept all 
brands of disposable cups, plastic lids and straws  
Plastic Coat Hangers - 
YCA Recycling
 
Source: Alina’s Eco Ideas - Recycling
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Green Waste - Organics 
Some councils provide green bins that allow you 
to recycle food scraps and organic waste from 
the garden, which is then composted saving 
them from landfill. You can also home compost. 
Soft Plastics Recycling 
You can now recycle your soft plastics through 
REDcycle
 so they don’t end up in landfill. Drop 
off points are at 
Coles
 and 
Woolworths
 
Transfer Station 
Moonee Valley’
Transfer Station
 accepts many 
items including: 
• Aluminium (cans, pots, window frames) 
• Household batteries 
• Fluorescent tubes and compact bulbs 
• Cardboard boxes & paper 
• Cooking oil & engine oil 
• Electronic waste & mobile phones 
• Milk & bread crates, pot plants & plastic wrap 
• Clean polystyrene in household amounts 
• Paint (water & oil-based) 
• Steel & metal (guttering, appliances, bicycles) 
• Textiles (re-useable shoes & clothing only)
Recycling Your Waste 
Activating Sustainable Living  
in Moonee Valley
Kerbside Recycling 
Council kerbside recycling rules can be 
confusing. Most councils allow you to recycle: 
paper and cardboard, some plastics, some 
metals and glass containers.
 
Australians are producing 540kg of household 
waste per person each year ( 2020 data ).  
As a result, the country is generating 
around 67 million tonnes of waste, but only 
37% of this being properly recycled. 
One of the biggest contributors to plastic 
waste in Australia is packaging, of which there 
is one million tonnes in our shops and 
supermarkets at any given time. Only about 
32% of this is recovered and less than 5% is 
made of already recycled plastic. 
The Australian Government has pledged to 
ensure that 100% of Australian packaging will 
be recyclable, compostable or reusable by 
2025 and has charged the Australian 
Packaging Covenant Organisation (APCO) 
with delivering on that target, but there is no 
requirement for manufacturers to choose 
recycled over virgin plastic. Nor are they 
responsible for waste disposal at the end of a 
product's life. 
Here are a few 
guidelines
 for 
recycling
 
• Recyclables should be clean, dry and empty 
( no liquids ) 
• The bigger the better ( bigger than a tennis 
ball - scrunch up foil into a ball or block ) 
• Flatten cardboard boxes 
• Recycle all clean paper ( not tissues or oil-
stained pizza boxes - they go to landfill ) 
• Don’t put recyclables in plastic bags 
• Do not put in hazardous waste ( including 
batteries, electronics, e-waste and nappies ) 
If you are unsure - most councils have a 
detailed waste, recycles, and green waste list. 
The Moonee Valley Council list is 
here
- https://mvcc.vic.gov.au/live/my-house/a-z-recycling-guide/
Source: Alina’s Eco Ideas - Recycling
• Plastic bags 
• Old re-useable bags 
• Cereal box liners 
• Pasta and rice bags 
• Fresh produce bags 
• Frozen food bags 
• Confectionary bags 
• Paper goods bags 
• Biscuit pack outers 
• Bread bags