A to Z of Waste Disposal

Want to know what to do with unwanted household items?

This guide suggests appropriate disposal options for common household items.

Where disposal is not part of regular waste and recycling collections (labelled other in the guide), please see the information listed!

The information found in this guide is correct at the time of production and is subject to change. For waste disposal options outside of kerbside collections, charges may apply. If you see any information that should be amended, please email council@mosman.nsw.gov.au.

ItemBinDescription
Acid and AlkalisOtherAcids and Alkalis can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Acids and Alkalis are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Aerosol Cans - EmptyYellowAerosol cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Make sure aerosol cans are completely empty as they can pose a safety risk for collectors.
Aluminium FoilRedAluminium foil is suitable for general waste (red lid). This item can be recycled and placed in the yellow lid bin if you have sufficient quantity to roll into a tennis sized ball.
AntibioticsOtherTake unwanted or unused antibiotics to your local pharmacy for free safe disposal. Antibiotics are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Asbestos - WrappedOtherSeek professional advice when handling asbestos. Asbestos can be disposed at Kimbriki, read special conditions. Asbestos is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Bath TubsOtherSome bath tubs can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bath tubs are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Bathroom SinksOtherSome bathroom sinks can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bathroom sinks are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Batteries - CarOtherCar batteries can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling or Battery World. Car batteries are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Batteries - HouseholdOtherHousehold batteries can be recycled for free by taking them to the Mosman Civic Centre or recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or Battery World.
Bike FramesOtherBike frames can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bike frames are not suitable for kerbside bins.
BooksBlueBooks are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Alternatively take them to your nearest charity stores or the Footpath Library.
Bottles - Glass and PlasticYellowGlass and plastic bottles are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure bottles are empty.
Boxes - CardboardBlueCardboard boxes are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Please collapse cardboard boxes before disposal.
Branches - ThickOtherThick branches can be self-hauled to Kimbriki. Thick branches are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Branches - ThinGreenThin branches less than 1.5m length are suitable for garden organics (green lid).
Bricks and PaversOtherBricks and pavers can be self-hauled for recycling at Kimbriki. Bricks and pavers are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Building MaterialsOtherSome building materials can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Building materials are not suitable for kerbside collections.
CansYellowCans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure cans are empty.
Car BodiesOtherFor car body disposal see a licensed scrap metal dealer.
Car TyresOtherCar tyres can be self-hauled to Kimbriki
Cardboard UnwaxedBlueUnwaxed cardboard is suitable for recycling (blue lid). Please collapse cardboard boxes before disposal.
Cardboard WaxedRedWaxed cardboard is suitable for general waste (red lid). Please collapse cardboard boxes before disposal.
Carpet and UnderlayOtherCarpet and Underlay can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up, limited to ONE piece maximum 1.5m
CDsE-wasteCDs can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You. Alternatively CDs are suitable for general waste (red lid).
CellophaneRedCellophane is suitable for general waste (red lid).
Ceramics and CrockeryRedCeramics and crockery are suitable for general waste (red lid). Charities often accept ceramics and crockery in good condition.
Chemicals - HouseholdOtherHousehold chemicals can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Household chemicals are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Christmas Trees - OrganicOtherMosman Council holds a Christmas tree collection service in January. See your waste calendar. Christmas trees are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Cigarette ButtsRedCigarette butts are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Cleaners - HouseholdOtherHousehold cleaners can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Old household cleaners are not suitable for kerbside collections.
ClothingRedClothing is suitable for general waste (red lid). Good quality used clothes can be taken to charity shops. DO NOT dump poor quality clothing at charity stores as shop waste disposal is not free.
Coat HangersRedCoat hangers are suitable for general waste (red lid). Quality coat hangers may be accepted by charity shops.
Coffee CupsRedCoffee cups are suitable for general waste (red lid). Plastic coffee cup lids can be placed in yellow lid recycling. Reusable coffee cups are the best solution.
Coffee PodsRedCoffee pods are suitable for general waste (red lid).
ComputersE-wasteComputers are not suitable for kerbside collections. Computers can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or self-haul to Kimbriki
Construction WasteOtherSome construction waste can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Construction Waste is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Cooking OilRedCooking oil is suitable for general waste (red lid). Pour waste oil in a screw top jar before placing in bin. Alternatively, cooking oil can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC).
Corks - Cork and PlasticRedCorks are suitable for general waste (red lid). For recycling options visit Recycling Near You.
Demolition WasteOtherSome demolition waste can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Demolition Waste is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Disposable NappiesRedDisposable nappies are suitable for general waste (red lid). Nappies are not suitable for kerbside recycling bins. Unused disposable nappies can be donated to the Nappy Collective
DoorsOtherSome doors can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Doors are not suitable for kerbside collections.
DVDsE-wasteDVDs can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You. Alternatively DVDs are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Egg CartonsBlueEgg cartons are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Engine OilOtherEngine oil can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection or self-hauled to Kimbriki
Envelopes - PaperBluePaper envelopes are suitable for recycling (blue lid). All envelopes including those with clear windows are recyclable.
Fencing - TimberOtherTimber fencing can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Timber fencing is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Fibro - WrappedOtherSeek professional advice when handling fibro. Fibro can be disposed at Kimbriki, read special conditions. Fibro is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Fire ExtinguishersOtherFire extinguishers can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Fire extinguishers are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Fishing Lines and RodsRedFishing lines and rods are suitable for general waste (red lid).
FlaresOtherFlares can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Flares are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Food ScrapsRedFood scraps are suitable for general waste (red lid). Food scraps are not suitable for kerbside green organics bins. See Compost Revolution to recycle your food scraps.
FreezersOtherFreezers can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up (doors must be removed) or self-hauled to Kimbriki. Freezers are not suitable for kerbside bins.
FridgesOtherFridges can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up (doors must be removed) or self-hauled to Kimbriki. Fridges are not suitable for kerbside bins.
Fuels - Petrol and DieselOtherPetrol and diesel fuel can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Petrol and diesel fuel is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Furniture - Timber and MetalOtherSome timber and metal furniture can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up, limited to less than 30kg and/or 1.5m in length or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Alternatively enquire at The Bower. Timber and metal furniture is not suitable for kerbside bins.
Game ConsolesE-wasteGame consoles are not suitable for kerbside collections. Game consoles can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or self-haul to Kimbriki
Garden HosesRedGarden hoses are suitable for general waste (red lid). Larger quantities of garden hose can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up.
Gas BottlesOtherGas bottles can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Gas bottles are not suitable for kerbside collections.
GladwrapRedGladwrap is suitable for general waste (red lid). Gladwrap is not suitable for kerbside recycling bins.
Glass - BrokenRedBroken glass is suitable for general waste (red lid). Broken glass should be wrapped before disposal.
Glass Jars and BottlesYellowGlass jars and bottles are suitable for recycling (yellow lid).
Grass ClippingsGreenGrass clippings are suitable for garden organics (green lid). Reuse green waste within your garden to encourage nutrient recycling.
GutteringOtherSome guttering can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Guttering is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Hazardous WasteOtherHazardous waste can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Hazardous waste is not suitable for kerbside collections.
HerbicidesOtherHerbicides can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Herbicides are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Hobby ChemicalsOtherHobby chemicals can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Hobby chemicals are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Ink CartridgesOtherSmall ink cartridges can be recycled for free by taking them to the Mosman Civic Centre or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You. Alternatively ink cartridges are suitable for general waste (red lid).
InsulationOtherInsulation can be self-hauled to Kimbriki. Insulation is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Kitchen CupboardsOtherSome kitchen cupboards can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Kitchen cupboards are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Kitchen SinkOtherSome kitchen sinks can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Kitchen sinks are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Lattice TimberOtherLattice timber can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Lattice timber is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Laundry Tubs - MetalOtherMetal laundry tubs can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Metal laundry tubs are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Lawn MowersOtherLawn mowers can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up - must be empty of all fluids, fuel and oil or self-hauled to Kimbriki. Lawn mowers are not suitable for kerbside bins.
Lead Acid BatteriesOtherLead acid batteries can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling or Battery World. Lead acid batteries are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Light GlobesRedLight globes are suitable for general waste (red lid). Light globes can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection.
LinoleumOtherLinoleum can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Linoleum is not suitable for kerbside collections.
MagazinesBlueMagazines are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Alternatively take them to your nearest charity stores or the Footpath Library.
MattressesOtherMattresses can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Mattresses are not suitable for kerbside bins.
MedicinesOtherTake unwanted or unused medicines to your local pharmacy for free safe disposal. Medicines are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Metal Bed FramesOtherMetal bed frames can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Metal bed frames are not suitable for kerbside bins.
Metal ChairsOtherMetal chairs can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Metal chairs are not suitable for kerbside bins.
Metal Drums - EmptyOtherMetal drums can be self-hauled to Kimbriki. Please ensure the lid is off and the drums are empty and clean for recycling. Find out if your item is accepted. Metal drums are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Metal RoofingOtherMetal roofing can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Metal roofing is not suitable for kerbside collections.
MicrowaveE-wasteMicrowaves are not suitable for kerbside collections. Microwaves can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or self-haul to Kimbriki or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You.
Mobile PhonesE-wasteMobile phones can be recycled for free by taking them to the Mobile Muster Box at Mosman Civic Centre or Barry O'Keefe Library or recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council. Mobile phones are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Motor OilOtherMotor oil can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection or self-hauled to Kimbriki
NewspapersBlueNewspapers are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Office FurnitureOtherSome office furniture can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - Find out if your item is accepted or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You. Office furniture is not suitable for kerbside collections.
PaintsOtherPaints can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Paints are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Paper - CleanBlueClean paper is suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Paper Towels - SoiledRedDirty paper towels are suitable for general waste (red lid). Dirty paper towels are not suitable for kerbside recycling bins.
PerspexOtherPerspex can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Perspex is not suitable for kerbside bins.
PesticidesOtherPesticides can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Pesticides are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Pine - TreatedOtherTreated pine can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Treated pine is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Pizza Boxes - CleanBlueClean pizza boxes are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Clean pizza boxes must contain no food waste, a small oil stain is acceptable.
Pizza Boxes - Food ScrapsRedDirty pizza boxes are suitable for general waste (red lid). Dirty pizza boxes are not suitable for kerbside recycling bins.
Plastic BagsRedPlastic bags are suitable for general waste (red lid). Plastic bags are not suitable for kerbside recycling bins. Alternatively check if your local supermarket takes plastic bags for recycling.
Plastic Bottle TopsRedPlastic bottle tops are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Plastic ContainersYellowRigid plastic containers commonly used in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry are suitable for recycling (yellow lid).
Polystyrene PackagingRedPolystyrene is suitable for general waste (red lid). For large quantities visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You.
Pool ChemicalsOtherPool chemicals can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Pool chemicals are not suitable for kerbside collections.
RadiosE-wasteRadios are not suitable for kerbside collections. Radios can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council. Alternatively enquire at The Bower.
RazorsRedRazors are suitable for general waste (red lid).
RefrigeratorsOtherRefrigerators can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up (doors must be removed) or self-hauled to Kimbriki. Refrigerators are not suitable for kerbside bins.
Roof TilesOtherRoof tiles can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Roof tiles are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Sand and SoilOtherSand and soil can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Sand and soil are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Small Household AppliancesOtherSome small household appliances can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Small household appliances are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Smoke AlarmsOtherSmoke alarms can be taken for free to your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Smoke alarms are not suitable for kerbside collections.
SolventsOtherSolvents can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Solvents are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Sporting GoodsOtherSporting goods are suitable for general waste (red lid). Alternatively, good quality used sporting goods can be taken to Boots for All or Fair Game
Steel - OtherOtherSteel can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Steel is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Steel CansYellowSteel cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure cans are empty.
StovesOtherOne stove can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Stoves are not suitable for kerbside bins.
SyringesRedSyringes are suitable for general waste (red lid). Syringes should be contained within a sharps container before disposal.
Takeaway ContainersYellowTakeaway containers are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure takeaway containers are empty.
Telephone BooksBlueTelephone books are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Televisions (TV)E-wasteTelevisions are not suitable for kerbside collections. Televisions can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or self-haul to Kimbriki
Tiles - BathroomOtherBathroom tiles can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bathroom tiles are not suitable for kerbside collections.
TimberOtherTimber can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Timber is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Timber Pallets OtherTimber pallets can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Timber pallets are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Tin CansYellowTin cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure cans are empty.
Toilet Paper RollsBlueToilet paper rolls are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
ToiletsOtherSome toilets can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Toilets are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Toner CartridgesOtherSmall toner cartridges can be recycled for free by taking them to the Mosman Civic Centre or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You. Toner cartridges are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Toys RedToys are suitable for general waste (red lid). Good quality toys can be taken to charity shops. DO NOT dump poor quality toys at charity stores as shop waste disposal is not free.
Tree Stumps and LogsOtherTree stumps and logs can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Tree stumps and logs are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Vegetation WasteGreenVegetation waste is suitable for garden organics (green lid). Large branches and tree trunks are not suitable for kerbside bins and must be self-hauled for recycling at Kimbriki - remember to cover loads.
VideosE-wasteVideos can be recycled at Mosman Council's e-Waste drop off events - see next drop off event at Council or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You. Alternatively videos are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Water HeatersOtherSome water heaters can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Water heaters are not suitable for kerbside collections.
WeedsGreenWeeds are suitable for garden organics (green lid).
WhitegoodsOtherWhitegoods can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up or self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Whitegoods are not suitable for kerbside bins.
Window FramesOtherWindow frames can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Window frames are not suitable for kerbside collections.
X-raysRedX-rays are suitable for general waste (red lid). X-rays are not suitable for kerbside collections. X-rays can be recycled for free at your nearest Community Recycling Centre (CRC) or visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You.