Helping our communities with recycling

We’ve compiled a handy list to help you rethink, renew and recycle.

  • Check before you throw

    Many items like shoes, eyeglasses and x-rays can be recycled. Check our recycling guide to see if it can be saved from landfill.

  • Swap when you shop

    It can be overwhelming to make the most sustainable choice with everything you buy, so start with one item at a time. Instead of tea bags, try loose leaf tea and a resuable strainer. If you need ideas, look in your bin. What are the items that causes the most waste in your house, and could you swap them for something else?

  • Clear out your e-waste

    Electronic waste, like cables, old phones and batteries are full of valuable recourses just waiting to be made into new things. Small items can be dropped off for recycling at Wurriki Nyal, and all items, large or small, can be dropped off at our Resource Recovery Centres or picked up for free by booking in a hard waste collection.

  • Tackle the wardrobe

    Clothes are one of the least recycled items in Australia. Shop and donater at op shops, or choose new items made from cotton or bamboo instead of non-recyclable polyester and acrylic fabrics.

  • Start composting

    Whether you live in a small unit or a sprawling property, there’s a compost system for you. Take advantage of the discount offered at the Geelong Worm Lovers Shop. You can also sign up to be notified of our free workshops to get started or to troubleshoot.

  • Switch to reusable nappies

    Even if your child used just one cloth nappy a day, you’d be saving a massive 365 disposable nappies from landfill over the year. We offer workshops and 60% off reusable nappies.

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