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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.

Item Bin Description
Acid and Alkalis Other Acids 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 - Empty Yellow Aerosol cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Make sure aerosol cans are completely empty as they can pose a safety risk for collectors.
Aluminium Foil Red Aluminium 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.
Antibiotics Other Take unwanted or unused antibiotics to your local pharmacy for free safe disposal. Antibiotics are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Asbestos - Wrapped Other Seek professional advice when handling asbestos. Asbestos can be disposed at Kimbriki. Asbestos is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Bath Tubs Other Some bath tubs can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bath tubs are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Bathroom Sinks Other Some bathroom sinks can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bathroom sinks are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Batteries - Car Other Car 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 - Household Other Household 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 Frames Other Bike 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.
Books Blue Books are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Alternatively take them to your nearest charity stores or the Footpath Library.
Bottles - Glass and Plastic Yellow Glass and plastic bottles are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure bottles are empty.
Boxes - Cardboard Blue Cardboard boxes are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Please collapse cardboard boxes before disposal.
Branches - Thick Other Thick branches can be self-hauled to Kimbriki. Thick branches are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Branches - Thin Green Thin branches less than 1.5m length are suitable for garden organics (green lid).
Bricks and Pavers Other Bricks and pavers can be self-hauled for recycling at Kimbriki. Bricks and pavers are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Building Materials Other Some building materials can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Building materials are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Cans Yellow Cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure cans are empty.
Car Bodies Other For car body disposal see a licensed scrap metal dealer.
Car Tyres Other Car tyres can be self-hauled to Kimbriki
Cardboard Unwaxed Blue Unwaxed cardboard is suitable for recycling (blue lid). Please collapse cardboard boxes before disposal.
Cardboard Waxed Red Waxed cardboard is suitable for general waste (red lid). Please collapse cardboard boxes before disposal.
Carpet and Underlay Other Carpet and Underlay can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up, limited to ONE piece maximum 1.5m
CDs E-waste CDs 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).
Cellophane Red Cellophane is suitable for general waste (red lid).
Ceramics and Crockery Red Ceramics and crockery are suitable for general waste (red lid). Charities often accept ceramics and crockery in good condition.
Chemicals - Household Other Household chemicals can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Household chemicals are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Christmas Trees - Organic Other Mosman Council holds a Christmas tree collection service in January. See your waste calendar. Christmas trees are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Cigarette Butts Red Cigarette butts are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Cleaners - Household Other Household cleaners can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Old household cleaners are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Clothing Red Clothing 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 Hangers Red Coat hangers are suitable for general waste (red lid). Quality coat hangers may be accepted by charity shops.
Coffee Cups Red Coffee 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 Pods Red Coffee pods are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Computers E-waste Computers 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 – strict limits apply.
Construction Waste Other Some construction waste can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Construction Waste is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Cooking Oil Red Cooking 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 Plastic Red Corks are suitable for general waste (red lid). For recycling options visit Recycling Near You.
Demolition Waste Other Some demolition waste can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Demolition Waste is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Disposable Nappies Red Disposable 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
Doors Other Some doors can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Doors are not suitable for kerbside collections.
DVDs E-waste DVDs 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 Cartons Blue Egg cartons are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Engine Oil Other Engine 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 – limits may apply.
Envelopes - Paper Blue Paper envelopes are suitable for recycling (blue lid). All envelopes including those with clear windows are recyclable.
Fencing - Timber Other Timber fencing can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Timber fencing is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Fibro - Wrapped Other Seek professional advice when handling fibro. Fibro can be disposed at Kimbriki. Fibro is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Fire Extinguishers Other Fire 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 Rods Red Fishing lines and rods are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Flares Other Flares can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Flares are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Food Scraps Red Food 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.
Freezers Other Freezers 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.
Fridges Other Fridges 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 Diesel Other Petrol 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 Metal Other Some 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.
Tissues Red Tissues are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Game Consoles E-waste Game 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 – limits may apply.
Garden Hoses Red Garden hoses are suitable for general waste (red lid). Larger quantities of garden hose can be disposed of at your next Household Clean Up.
Gas Bottles Other Gas 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.
Gladwrap Red Gladwrap is suitable for general waste (red lid). Gladwrap is not suitable for kerbside recycling bins.
Glass - Broken Red Broken glass is suitable for general waste (red lid). Broken glass should be wrapped before disposal.
Glass Jars and Bottles Yellow Glass jars and bottles are suitable for recycling (yellow lid).
Grass Clippings Green Grass clippings are suitable for garden organics (green lid). Reuse green waste within your garden to encourage nutrient recycling.
Guttering Other Some guttering can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Guttering is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Hazardous Waste Other Hazardous waste can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Hazardous waste is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Herbicides Other Herbicides can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Herbicides are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Hobby Chemicals Other Hobby chemicals can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Hobby chemicals are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Ink Cartridges Other Small 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).
Insulation Other Insulation can be self-hauled to Kimbriki. Insulation is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Kitchen Cupboards Other Some kitchen cupboards can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Kitchen cupboards are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Kitchen Sink Other Some kitchen sinks can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Kitchen sinks are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Lattice Timber Other Lattice timber can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Lattice timber is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Laundry Tubs - Metal Other Metal 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 Mowers Other Lawn 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 Batteries Other Lead 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 Globes Red Light 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.
Linoleum Other Linoleum can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Linoleum is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Magazines Blue Magazines are suitable for recycling (blue lid). Alternatively take them to your nearest charity stores or the Footpath Library.
Mattresses Other Mattresses 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.
Medicines Other Take unwanted or unused medicines to your local pharmacy for free safe disposal. Medicines are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Metal Bed Frames Other Metal 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.
Waxed paper or waxed cardboard Red Waxed paper or waxed cardboard is suitable for reuse or general waste (red lid). Not suitable for paper waste recycling.
Metal Chairs Other Metal 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 - Empty Other Metal 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 Roofing Other Metal roofing can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - Find out if your item is accepted. Metal roofing is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Microwave E-waste Microwaves 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 Phones E-waste Mobile 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 Oil Other Motor 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 – limits may apply. Motor oil is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Newspapers Blue Newspapers are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Office Furniture Other Some 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.
Paints Other Paints 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 - Clean Blue Clean paper is suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Paper Towels - Soiled Red Dirty paper towels are suitable for general waste (red lid). Dirty paper towels are not suitable for kerbside recycling bins.
Perspex Other Perspex 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.
Pesticides Other Pesticides can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Pesticides are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Pine - Treated Other Treated pine can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Treated pine is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Pizza Boxes - Clean Blue Clean 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 Scraps Red Dirty pizza boxes are suitable for general waste (red lid). Dirty pizza boxes are not suitable for kerbside recycling bins.
Plastic Bags Red Plastic 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 Tops Red Plastic bottle tops are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Plastic Containers Yellow Rigid plastic containers commonly used in the kitchen, bathroom and laundry are suitable for recycling (yellow lid).
Polystyrene Packaging Red Polystyrene is suitable for general waste (red lid). For large quantities visit Planet Ark Recycling Near You.
Pool Chemicals Other Pool chemicals can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection. Pool chemicals are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Radios E-waste Radios 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.
Razors Red Razors are suitable for general waste (red lid).
Refrigerators Other Refrigerators 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 Tiles Other Roof tiles can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Roof tiles are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Sand and Soil Other Sand 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 Appliances Other Some 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 Alarms Other Smoke 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.
Solvents Other Solvents can be taken to the next free Household Chemical CleanOut Collection for recycling. Solvents are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Sporting Goods Other Sporting 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 - Other Other Steel can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Steel is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Steel Cans Yellow Steel cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure cans are empty.
Stoves Other One 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.
Syringes Red Syringes are suitable for general waste (red lid). Syringes should be contained within a sharps container before disposal.
Takeaway Containers Yellow Takeaway containers are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure takeaway containers are empty.
Telephone Books Blue Telephone books are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Televisions (TV) E-waste Televisions 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 - Bathroom Other Bathroom tiles can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Bathroom tiles are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Timber Other Timber can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Timber is not suitable for kerbside collections.
Timber Pallets Other Timber pallets can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Timber pallets are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Tin Cans Yellow Tin cans are suitable for recycling (yellow lid). Please ensure cans are empty.
Toilet Paper Rolls Blue Toilet paper rolls are suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Toilets Other Some toilets can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Toilets are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Toner Cartridges Other Small 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 Red Toys 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 Logs Other Tree 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 Waste Green Vegetation 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.
Videos E-waste Videos 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 Heaters Other Some water heaters can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Water heaters are not suitable for kerbside collections.
Weeds Green Weeds are suitable for garden organics (green lid).
Whitegoods Other Whitegoods 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 Frames Other Window frames can be self-hauled to Kimbriki - find out if your item is accepted. Window frames are not suitable for kerbside collections.
X-rays Red X-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.
Wrapping Paper Red Wrapping paper containing plastic, wax, foil or glitter is suitable for general waste (red lid). Wrapping paper made from 100% paper is suitable for recycling (blue lid).
Last updated Friday 18 June 2021
Last updated Friday 18 June 2021