Top Tips on Recycling In Lane Cove


Do you know about the Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group? This is a group of local citizens who are very committed to recycling and reducing our carbon footprint. They have introduced some really good recycling initiatives into Lane Cove. Lane Cove Council also promotes recycling and sustainability via their very popular Sustainability Lane as part of the Lane Cove Village Fair.

Here are just a few tips to help you recycle in Lane Cove.

Beauty Products

You can drop off used beauty products at Optimal Pharmacy Lane Cove on Longueville Road (near Sushi Maru).

1. Cosmetics packaging such as used lipstick and lip gloss, mascara, eye shadow, bronzer, foundation, eyeliner, eye shadow, lip liner, and concealer packaging.

2. Hair care packaging such as used shampoo and conditioner bottles and caps, hair gel tubes and caps, hair spray and hair treatment packaging.

3. Skin care packaging such as lip balm, face moisturiser, face and body wash soap dispensers and tubes, body and hand lotion dispensers and tubes and shaving foam packaging.


Light Bulbs, Tubes and Batteries

You can recycle light bulbs and batteries in Coles Lane Cove.


Soft Plastics Recycling

Play your part in helping to create a sustainable future, by using the REDcycle bins at Lane Cove Woolworths and Coles.

Keep your empty bread bags, biscuit packets, frozen food bags, rice and pasta bags, confectionery packets, plastic shopping bags and old reusable bags out of landfill by bringing them in to selected Coles and Woolworths supermarkets instead.

Drop them into your nearest REDcycle collection bin and the RED Group will do the rest.

Your empty packaging will be recycled into useful new products such as sturdy outdoor furniture and signage.


Pure Flowers – Nespresso Coffee Pods

Do you have a Nespresso Machine? If you do you can now recycle the pods at Pure Flowers.  They have launched a Lane Cove recycling program for Nespresso capsules. Pure Flowers is participating in a nationwide environmental program to help recycle coffee capsules. Nespresso has joined with recycling and upcycling experts TerraCycle Australia to expand their recycling program at additional collection points around the country at florists, garden centres and nurseries. Lane Cove residents can now recycle their used Nespresso capsules at no cost by visiting Pure Flowers and dropping their capsules (sealed in any plastic bag which will also be recycled) into the in-store recycling collection box.

“Pure Flowers has been delivering flowers in the Lane Cove area for 20 years. This program is an exciting and new initiative for our florist that’s good for the planet and makes recycling capsules accessible for locals. We’re happy to chat to customers that drop in and why not grab some fresh flowers on your way!” said Ludmila Fedorovitch, co-owner Pure Flowers. The capsules will then be recycled at Nespresso’s recycling plant. Only Nespresso capsules made for in-home consumption are accepted as part of this program.


 Triple A Drycleaners – Recycle Coat Hangers


If you are like Joan Crawford and you do not want wire coat hangers in your life, Triple A Drycleaners will recycle them for you. They are located on Longueville Road (near Cafe Zivelli)

Eyes on Lane Cove – Recycle Glasses


Have you recently had your eyes tested and have moved on to new glasses and frames, you can drop your old glasses into Eyes on Lane Cove and they will arrange to recycle them.  Eyes on Lane Cove are located on Longueville Road (near Zest Cafe).

Renegade Cycles – Recycle Bikes

Do you have old bikes clogging up your garage or backyard?  Take them to Renegade Cycles, they are a collection point for Recycle Cycles . Each week a volunteer from Recycle Cycles picks up the bikes and repairs them.   They are located on Burns Bay Road near IGA Express (aka Agora).


Australia Post – Recycle Printer Cartridges

Printer Cartridges, for recycling, can be dropped into Australia Post Lane Cove.

Mobile Phones

Mobile phones, batteries and chargers are recycled through MobileMuster. Drop off at Lane Cove Council, 48 Longueville Road. You can also download a reply-paid label so that you can send your mobile phone to MobileMuster by post. For further information visit


Paint can be recycled at the Community Recycling Centre in Artarmon.


E-waste can be recycled at the Community Recycling Centre in Artarmon.


Soft Landing is a paid mattress recycling scheme.

White Goods and Furniture

The Generous & The Grateful  are an amazing group that helps out people in need with whitegoods and furniture. So if you are looking to dispose of a washing machine or a second energy munching beer fridge then contact this group. Remember only donate if you would be happy for a friend to use the item (it costs charities so much to dispose of non-working equipment).

Lane Cove Sustainability Action Group – Recycle Reusable Bags


Reusable bins are located in Lane Cove Shopping areas to assist our community’s reliance on plastic bags.  Plastic bags are mostly used when shopping and the bins have been placed in strategic areas to assist our community when:

  • You have forgotten to bring our reusable bags to the shops;
  • Need extra bags because you bought more than anticipated; or
  • Left the reusable bags in the car (OMG how often have you done that)??

Locations for the BagShare Bins are as Follows:

– The Atrium under Coles
– Outside Coles
– At the entrance to Market Square from the car park.
– At IGA Express (aka Agora)
– At Greenwich shops

Lane Cove Council

You should also check out the Lane Cove Council’s webpage as they have a page on where you can recycle fridges, mattresses, battery and light bulbs.

Community Recycling Centre

A Community Recycling Centre (CRC) has now opened in Artarmon, at 8 Waltham Street. The CRC is open Monday, Tuesday, and Friday from 8am-2pm and weekends from 8am-4pm.

The CRC is a drop-off centres for common ‘household problem wastes’ that can’t be collected via council kerbside waste and recycling collection services. The centre accepts:

  • Water-based and oil-based paints
  • Motor oils and other oils
  • car batteries and household batteries
  • gas bottles and fire extinguishers
  • fluorescent globes and tubes
  • smoke detectors
  • televisions and computers

Find out more here.

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