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Wollongong City Council

National Recycling Week

It's time to brush up on your recycling knowledge!

National Recycling Week was from 7 - 13 November, but recycling is part of our lives every day of the year.

You might be great at using your yellow recycling bin, but did you know there are lots more ways to recycle items from around your house?

From toothbrushes to fridges, many everyday items can be recycled once we're finished with them. And it's not that hard to do.

What do you know?

We asked you to show us what you know with our recycling competition from Monday 14 November to Friday 25 November.

Thanks to everyone who entered. We'll be in touch with the lucky winner soon.

See the answers to our multiple choice questions below.

ItemWhere to recycle (correct answer/s)Where not to recycle (incorrect options)
An old fridgeCommunity Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange
Some metal recyclers
Yellow lid recycling bin
Hardware stores
Household batteriesCommunity Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange
Community Recycling Stations at selected libraries
Some retailers (eg Aldi, IKEA, battery stores)
Yellow lid recycling bin
Local grocery stores
Some common e-waste, like computer monitors, desktop computers, printers, laptops, cables, disk drives, TVs, speakers, etcCommunity Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange
ECOACTIV Product Recovery program through Storage King stores
Apple Giveback for Apple products 
Yellow lid recycling bin
Aluminium foil, trays and pie platesYellow lid recycling bin
Community Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange
Local grocery stores
Your local bakery
Plastic food traysYellow lid recycling bin
Community Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange
Drop off to your local charity
Local grocery stores
Frozen food bags or bread bagsRed lid waste to landfill binYellow lid recycling bin
Fishing stores
Community Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange
ClothingDonate to a local charity or place in a charity bin
Recycle through
Donate to Boomerang Bags (
H&M in-store recycling program
(no incorrect options)
BooksYellow lid recycling bin
Donate to Lifeline Book Fair
Donate to a school, hospital or charity
Donate to a community street library
(no incorrect options)
ToysDonate to a charity or op shop
Big W's Toys for Joy program
Revolve Centre at Kembla Grange
Yellow lid recycling bin
Electric toothbrushesRe-use as a cleaning tool
Terracycle program
Yellow lid recycling bin
Community Recycling Centre at Kembla Grange

Follow us for great tips!

Keep an eye on our socials during National Recycling Week for daily tips about how you can recycle common items from around your home.

Join an event

Check out our upcoming events to help you recycle and manage waste.

We couldn't find any recycling events.

See our Events Calendar for other activities.

Keep learning about recycling

Here are just a few links to help you learn more and become a recycling expert.