Presbytery of Port Phillip West

Recycling Greater Geelong

Recycling Update for Geelong 2022

Mobile App

eg – photograph your old sports shoe with the Recycle Mate app. If you have allowed the app to access your location, it will show you the local Rebel and Athlete’s Foot stores and Op Shops in your vicinity to which you can take your old sports shoe. NB – this app is a work in progress

Bins at Woolworths and Coles Stores

  • Biscuit packets (outer wrapper only)
  • Bread bags (without the tie)
  • Bubble wrap (large sheets cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Cat and dog food pouches (as clean and dry as possible)
  • Cellophane from bunches of flowers (cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Cereal box liners
  • Chip and cracker packets (silver lined)
  • Chocolate and snack bar wrappers
  • Cling film – GLAD, COLES HOME brand and WOOLWORTHS Essentials Home brand ONLY
  • Confectionery bags
  • Document sleeves (remove the white reinforcement strip along the holes)
  • Dry pet food bags
  • Fresh produce bags
  • Frozen food bags
  • Green bags (woven polypropylene bags)
  • Ice cream wrappers
  • Large sheets of plastic that furniture comes wrapped in (cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Meat – plastic packaging that has contained meat (rinse and dry first)
  • Netting produce bags (any metal clips removed)
  • Newspaper and magazine wrap
  • Pasta bags
  • Pet food bags (chaff/horse/chicken) – both the plastic and woven polypropylene types (but not woven nylon). Cut into A3 size pieces and shake free of as much product as possible
  • Plastic Australia Post satchels
  • Plastic carrier bags from all stores
  • Plastic film wrap from grocery items such as nappies and toilet paper
  • Plastic sachetsPotting mix and compost bags – both the plastic and woven polypropylene types (cut into A3 size pieces and free of as much product as possible)
  • Rice bags – both plastic and the woven type (if large, cut into A3 size pieces)
  • Snap lock bags / zip lock bags
  • Squeeze pouches with lid on (e.g. yogurt/baby food)
  • Wine/water bladders – clear plastic ones only
  • Please make sure your plastic is dry and as empty as possible.

Yellow Lid Bin

  • Clean empty rigid plastic bottles and containers. Food containers just need a quick rinse.
  • Clean paper and cardboard.
  • Clean steel food cans, aerosol and aluminium cans and foil.
  • Clean empty glass bottles and food and sauce jars with their lids placed in the recycling bin separately.
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Batteries

  • Office works
  • Woolworths
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton
  • Waurn Ponds Library
  • 1st Grovedale
    Scout Group
  • Mitre 10 South Geelong
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Metal Recyclers

1st Grovedale Scout Group: End of Perrett St Grovedale

SIMS Metal: 266 Thompsons Rd, Geelong

  • Washing machines
  • Dryers
  • Dishwashers
  • Refrigerators
  • Freezers
  • Air conditioners
  • Air handlers
  • Heat pumps
  • Water heaters
  • Aluminium cans

Maccas Metal Recyclers: 9 Noel Rd Moolap

  • Metals
  • White goods
  • Car and truck batteries
  • Motors
  • Rims
  • Sinks

Pick up from $20
Ph: 0412233417

ALBERT BATTY: 31 Cowie St., Nth Geelong

  • scrap metal
  • roofing iron
  • steel/copper/brass/ aluminium
  • stainless steel
  • lead
  • cars
  • old machinery
  • batteries
  • bins
  • cans
  • radiators
  • motors
  • sinks
  • wire
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Coffee Pods

  • Highton Village Florist – Nespresso pods only
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Reading Glasses

  • Lions Club – Recycle for Life
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton

Tennis Balls

Game on Recycling

Request box which comes with Australia Post prepaid label

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Corks

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Pens, Pencils and Markers

  • Officeworks
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton
  • South Barwon Community Hub (also stamps, ring pulls, bread ties, lids 2,4 & 5)

4/6 pack Can Holders, Clips

  • Nardi’s Cellarbrations, Highton Village
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Textiles

Oral Waste & Beauty Products

  • Terracycle
  • Parade Dental, 89 The Parade, Ocean Grove VIC 3226 (Oral Waste)
  • Laundromat, North Torquay (Place in bag and leave inside laundry cupboard – Oral Waste)
  • Priceline Pharmacies – certain Beauty products (Terracycle partnership)

Bread Tags for wheelchairs

  • Bakers Delight -High St Belmont and Geelong West.
  • Coles Supermarkets
  • St Luke’s Uniting Church, Highton

Mobile phones, Computers and accessories, batteries

  • Officeworks
  • Woolworths
  • 1st Grovedale Scout Group, end Perrett St., Grovedale

Plastic Bottle Lids

Lids4Kids – Western Victoria

Drop Off / Collection Points (Updated 15 Feb 2022) – Due To Health Regulations & COVID 19 Only Washed Clean & Dry Lids are Acceptable. Thanks
Geelong and Surrounds Collection Points:-

  • ANGLESEA: Anglesea Community House, 5
    McMillan St
  • ARMSTRONG CREEK: Coles, Surf Coast Hwy
  • APOLLO BAY: Marrar Woorn House, Pegilly
    Avenue.
  • BELMONT: Coles High Street – 158 High St.
  • BELMONT: Coles Village Shopping Centre
    65 High St
  • BELMONT: Lifeline Op Shop, High St
  • BELMONT: South Barwon Community Centre, 33 Mt Pleasant Rd
  • BREAKWATER: Cafe Palat, Apolo Place,
    Behind BP service station
  • COLAC: Lifeline Op Shop, 331 Murray St
  • COLAC: Coles Corner Of Bromfield Street
    and Queen St
  • CORIO: Coles Corio Village – Bacchus Marsh
    Rd & Purnell Rd
  • DRSDALE: Coles, Murradoc Road
  • DRYSDALE: Lifeline Op Shop, Village Walk
  • DRYSDALE: Drysdale Seniors
  • DRYSDALE: Tuckerberry Hill Farm, Becks Rd
  • Drysdale ADOPTED by Dotty Hazel, Dotty’s
    Events
  • EAST GEELONG: Eastern Hub Community
    Center and Seasons Café, Mc Killop St
    (ADOPTED by Bayside Geelong Rotary)
  • GEELONG WEST: Coles, 166-188 Shannon Av
  • GEELONG: Coles Westfield, Moorabool St &
    Brougham St
  • GROVEDALE: Lifeline Op Shop, Marshaltown
  • HIGHTON : St Luke’s Uniting Church
  • LARA: Coles, Waverley Rd
  • LEOPOLD: Coles, 621-659 Bellarine Highway
  • NEWCOMB: APCO Service Station,
    Portarlington Rd, (ADOPTED By Bayside
    Geelong Rotary)
  • NEWCOMB: Lifeline Op Shop, Watsons Rd
  • NEWTOWN: Jennifer Jarrard, 114B Aphraisia
  • OCEAN GROVE: Coles, 77 The Terrace
  • QUEENSCLIFF: Sea All Dolphin Swims, Shop 3, Building 6, Queenscliff Harbour. Also home
    of Southern Ocean Environmental Link
  • ST ALBANS PARK: Lifeline Op Shop,
    Boundary Rd
  • STH BARWON Community Hub
  • TORQUAY: 2/58 Zeally Bay Rd
    (Adopted By Torquay Rotary)
  • TORQUAY: Coles, 41 Bristol Road
  • WAURN PONDS: Coles, Pioneer Rd &
    Princes Hwy
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Mixed Recycling

GDP Industries 6-8 Baxter Rd., North Geelong. (Aust Disability Enterprises).
e-waste, clothing, household goods, paper, mattresses, polystyrene, scrap timber/fence, posts/pine palings, pallets, sawdust

GT Recycling 100 Point Henry Rd. Geelong
plastic inc DVD’s, cardboard, paper, bumper bars, grain bunker tarps, flower crates, garden pots, PP packaging, Bulka bags, packaging film, PE poly pipe, plastic drums, truck mud guards, wheelie bins

1A/40 Gregory Ave., Newtown
Ph: 03 5221 9211
Computers only

100 Douro St., Nth Geelong – Open: 7.30am – 4.15pm

  • Car batteries
  • Computer items and accessories
  • E-waste items
  • Excess household recycling including paper, aluminium and metal cans, glass bottles and jars (no lids) cardboard (excluding any cardboard container designed to hold liquids such as coffee cups, milk or juice cartons) and mixed rigid plastic containers labelled 1,2 and 5.
  • Fluorescent tubes and lights
  • Gas BBQ bottles (up to 9 kilograms)
  • Hot water service
  • Household batteries
  • Machine and motor oil
  • Oil containers – Can only accept a maximum of 30 litres in any one transaction of any motor oil. These need to be in maximum of 5 litre containers.
  • Paint and paint tins (domestic quantities of paint – up to 100 litres in one transaction).
  • Rigid plastic items such as outdoor furniture
  • Scrap metal items such as lawn mowers
  • Small electrical items such kettles, hair dryers and toasters
  • Televisions
  • Tools
  • Tyre rims without tyres
  • White goods – empty fridges, ovens, dryers, dishwashers
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DVD & CD – discs and covers

Customer Service Centres:-

  • Belmont Library – High St
  • Geelong Library 153 Pakington St
  • City of Greater Geelong Council, 100 Brougham St Geelong
  • Drysdale Library 18 – 20 Hancock St., Drysdale
  • The Grove Community Centre 66 – 70 The Avenue, Ocean Grove
  • Waurn Ponds Library, Pioneer Road, Grovedale
  • Corio Shopping  Centre
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Single Use Masks

  • Medical Terracycle Box – Aviary Café, 45 Robin Ave., Norlane

Rat Tests

  • Cardboard box and paper – in the yellow bin
  • Swab test kit, fluids – double sealed in plastic – in red bin
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Wet Suits

  • Rip Curl, Torquay
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Garden Plant Pots and Tags