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* Used batteries * Used batteries
-==Other items more difficult to recycle==+==Other items==
 +* [http://www.mobilephonerecycling.com.au/ Mobile phone recycling] -- by donating your unwanted mobile phone you'll prevent highly toxic materials ending up in landfill.
 +* [http://www.oilrecycling.gov.au/ Used oil recycling] -- Product Stewardship for Oil program. Information on how to recycle used oil.
* Polystyrene * Polystyrene
* Empty motor oil containers * Empty motor oil containers
* Used light globes. Note that compact fluorescent lights contain small amounts of mercury, so they should not go to landfill. * Used light globes. Note that compact fluorescent lights contain small amounts of mercury, so they should not go to landfill.
-==External links==+==General recycling information and guides==
* [http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/ Recycling Near You - Home] -- Planet Ark and Sensis 'Recycling Near You' website. You can search for local recycling information either by Council AREA or PRODUCT. * [http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/ Recycling Near You - Home] -- Planet Ark and Sensis 'Recycling Near You' website. You can search for local recycling information either by Council AREA or PRODUCT.
* [[Wikipedia:Recycling]] * [[Wikipedia:Recycling]]
* [http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/ Learn to recycle on the Recycling guide (United Kingdom)] * [http://www.recycling-guide.org.uk/ Learn to recycle on the Recycling guide (United Kingdom)]
-* [http://www.oilrecycling.gov.au/ Used Oil Recycling] -- Product Stewardship for Oil program. Information on how to recycle used oil. 
[[Category:Recyling]] [[Category:Recyling]]

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Recycling things that you use is an important action you can take to live more sustainably and reduce pollution. However, it is not always easy to find out how and where you can recycle some items. Don't dump it, recycle it!

The following products are often taken by local Council kerbside collections (check with your Council to verify):

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Cans
  • Plastic containers
  • Milk cartons
  • Glass bottles and jars (unbroken)

Some councils offer drop off recycling for (again, check with your Council to verify):

  • Computer equipment
  • Used batteries

Other items

  • Mobile phone recycling -- by donating your unwanted mobile phone you'll prevent highly toxic materials ending up in landfill.
  • Used oil recycling -- Product Stewardship for Oil program. Information on how to recycle used oil.
  • Polystyrene
  • Empty motor oil containers
  • Used light globes. Note that compact fluorescent lights contain small amounts of mercury, so they should not go to landfill.

General recycling information and guides

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