Lane Cove’s A to Z of Recycling

This week people around the world observe World Environment Day.  In honour of this day ITC has put together the A to Z of recycling in Lane Cove.  We have looked through all your questions and comments on recycling on our In the Cove Facebook page and ITC Lane Cove Chat and this has helped us to compile the list.  If we have missed anything please let us know as we will try and update this list every couple of months.  Bookmark this article and you will have a handy resource.

ItemWhere to Recycle
Aerosol CansCommunity Recycling Centre or your yellow recycling bin
Aluminium CansYellow Recycling Bin
Australia Post Plastic SatchelsREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Batteries (car)Community Recycling Centre
Batteries (dry cell)Lane Cove Council accepts batteries and also look for bins in Coles and Woolworths
Batteries PhonePop in the Mobile Muster boxes at the Lane Cove Library, Lane Cove Council or Storage King Lane Cove
Beauty ProductsLane Cove Advantage Pharmacy 121 Longueville Road – the recycle boxes are located at the back of the pharmacy (used to be at the front) or Lane Cove Council
Bed FramesThe Generous and the Grateful will collect them
BikesRenegade 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) or donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.

 

Biscuit Package (outer wrapper only)REDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Bread Bags (without the tie)REDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
BooksDrop them at one of the street libraries in Lane Cove or drop them at Lindfield for Lifeline Book Fair.  There is a 24/7 Drop off point at Ignatius and Ponting Roads Linfield or you can donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
Bubble WrapREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove  – large sheets must be cut into A3 size
Building WasteBuilding Material and up to 5 Tyres at Ryde Transfer Station
Cat and Dog Food PouchesREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
CardboardClean cardboard in you blue recycling bin – large amount of cardboard can be taken to Suez Artarmon Recovery site in Artarmon
CD’s and CD PlayersCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon.  For CD’s only  drop them at Lindfield for Lifeline Book Fair.  There is a 24/7 Drop off point at Ignatius and Ponting Roads Linfield
Cellophane from Bunches of FlowersREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Cereal box linersREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Chip and Cracker Packets (silver lined)REDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Chocolate and snack bar wrappersREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Confectionery bagsREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
CarpetBook a Lane Cove Household Collection Clean UP Service – each house/apartment is entitled to four free clean ups a year.  Book online here
ChemicalsDrop them off at the next Household Chemical Clean out event – date and address details here
Christmas

Trees Live/Fresh

After Christmas each year you can take your tree to the Lane Cove Council Depot and they will mulch them up and use them around Lane Cove
ClothingClothes can be dropped off at the following op shops in Lane Cove

St Vinnies – drop off at back of shop on Rosenthal Lane
Goodwill Shop – Longueville Road
Red Cross Shop – Longueville Road (note they have a curated collection so they do not take children’s clothes)

St Vinnies Crow’s Nest – have a bigger store and accept more goods – directions here

 

You can also drop off clothes at any H&M store (closest are Chatswood and Macquarie Centre)

You can also donate good quality clothing to Clothing Clean Up who will collect the clothes from your house – however this is a commercial enterprise.  More info here.

Coat HangersTriple AAA Dry Cleaning Recycle Wire Coat Hangers
Coffee Pods – NescafeRecycle at Pure Flowers Lane Cove or Lane Cove Council
ComputersCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Computer GamesDrop them at Lindfield for Lifeline Book Fair.  There is a 24/7 Drop off point at Ignatius and Ponting Roads Linfield
Cooking OilCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Dining Tables that seat 2- 4 people (no glass tops)The Generous and the Grateful will collect them and provide them to refuge families.
Double Bed BasesThe Generous and the Grateful will collect them and provide them to refuge families.
Doors and WindowsDonate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
Dry Pet Food BagsREDcycle Coles or Wooloworths Lane Cove
DVD’s or DVD PlayerCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon.  For DVD’s only  drop them at Lindfield for Lifeline Book Fair.  There is a 24/7 Drop off point at Ignatius and Ponting Roads Linfield
Egg CartonsCan be added to your blue recycling bin
EnvelopesEnvelopes (either ones with a cellophane window) can be added to your blue recycling bin
E-waste
eg. computers, TVs, small electrical appliances, white goods are not accepted, please remove plastic covers on CDs/DVDs and any plastic or cardboard packaging
Community Recycling Centre Artarmon
EnsemblesThe Generous and the Grateful will collect them and provide them to refuge families.
EyewearEyes on Lane Cove is a drop off for glasses that are recycled for third world countries.
Fire ExtinguishersCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Fluorescent light globes and TubesCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Food WasteCan be recycled in a compost bin or worm farm (please note Lane Cove Council no longer offers a worm farm rebate).  You can also donate your food scraps to others who have a compost bin and have registered or Sharewaste.com
FridgesThe Generous and the Grateful will take working fridges and provide them to refuge families.  If it is not in working order can be recycled via household clean up – book online here
FreezersLane Cove Council Household clean up – book online here
FurnitureFor general furniture (other than the specific items listed in this table) can be recycled via household clean up – book online here or you can donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
Gardening WasteGoes into your green lidded bin
Gas BottlesCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Green Bags (polypropylene bags)They can be put in the share bag bins which are in the foyer of Lane Cove Market Square, outside Coles Lane Cove or IGA Greenwich
Hardware and ToolsDonate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
LoungesThe Generous and the Grateful will take good quality lounges or can be disposed of via household clean up – book online here or you can donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
KitchenwareHousehold clean up – book online here or you can donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
MedicinesThey will NOT be recycled but will be disposed off properly if taken to any local chemist.  More details here
MattressesThe Generous and the Grateful will take good quality mattresses or can be recycled via household clean up – book online here
MicrowaveThe Generous and the Grateful will take working microwaves or can be recycled via Community Recycling Centre
Mobile PhonesCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Motor OilCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
MirrorsSmall broken mirrors should be wrapped securely and placed in your red bin.  For larger mirrors Suez Artarmon Waste Management Centre (fees apply).

 

NewspapersCan be added to your blue recycling bin
Paint (oil and water based)Community Recycling Centre Artarmon
PalletsAccepted a Suez resource recovery centre
PaperBlue Recycling Bin
Phone BookBlue Recycling Bin.  Even better take action to cancel a phone book by registering your address at this site.
Pizza BoxClean Pizza Box – Blue Bin
Dirty and Greasy Pizza Box – Red Bin
Plastic Carrier Bags from all storesREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Plastic Bottles and ContainersCan be Added to your yellow recycling Bin

Can be taken to return and earn depot or machine – Note NONE in Lane Cove. To find nearest location click here

Plastic Wraps on Newspaper and MagsREDcycle at Coles or Woolworths
Plastic Large Sheets of plastic that come with furniture cut into A3 SizeREDcycle at Coles or Woolworths
Plumbing HardwareDonate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
Postage Stamps CollectionDonate to Lifeline or have your collection valued by a Lane Cove Local Expert for sale – more info here
Printer CartridgesCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon or you can drop off your used or empty laser and inkjet cartridges at all Officeworks and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, The Good Guys, JB Hi-Fi, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets. Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles are accepted. This includes cartridges used in printers, photocopiers and fax machines.

(Please note, some boxes may not be visible or on display due to limited store floor space, in these cases please ask the staff at the counter and hand cartridge directly to them.)

 

School UniformsSell via the Sustainable Schools Site
Smoke DetectorsCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon
Snap Lock Bags or Zip LockREDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
SofasThe Generous and the Grateful will take good quality sofas or can be recycled via household clean up – book online here
Soft PlasticsIf the plastic can be squeezed into a ball it is generally considered to be soft plastic and can be recycled at REDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
Squeeze pouches with lids on (yoghurt and baby food)REDcycle Bin Coles and Woolworths Lane Cove
TelevisionThe Generous and the Grateful will take working TV’s or can be recycled via Community Recycling Centre
TextbooksSell via the Sustainable Schools Site or donate to Lifeline
TimberDonate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
ToothbrushesLane Cove Advantage Pharmacy 121 Longueville Road – the recycle boxes are located at the back of the pharmacy (used to be at the front) or Lane Cove Council
Washing MachinesThe Generous and the Grateful will take working fridges and provide them to refuge families.  If it is not in working order can be disposed of via household clean up – book online here or donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
WhitegoodsWhitegoods not mentioned above can be collected via household clean up but may go to landfill – book online here or donate to the Bower and they will pick up for free.
X- Ray FilmsCommunity Recycling Centre Artarmon

 

General Tips

Broken Items – Don’t throw it out get it fixed for free at the Repair Café in Lane Cove (open the first two Sundays of the month in the afternoon – details here)

Unwanted Items – See if someone else wants your unwanted items by joining the Lower North Shore Free Stuff and Low Waste Facebook Group

Are you Recycling Correctly?

According to Recycle Smart a recent survey revealed that 99% of residents are still unsure how to recycle some household items. Recycle Smart has released an app to help you choose the right items to recycle. You can find out more here.


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