What Can Be Reused?

Recycling isn’t just about what goes in your yellow bin, it’s also about reusing items that would otherwise end up in a bin. In this video Gumboots has some great ideas for reusing items that most people would consider rubbish.

What Goes In The Yellow Bin?

  • Glass bottles and jars
  • Aluminium and steel cans
  • Aerosol cans
  • Foil containers
  • Plastic plant pots
  • Milk and juice cartons
  • Cardboard boxes
  • Egg cartons
  • Newspapers
  • Paper bags
  • Magazines
  • Letters
  • Envelopes
  • Advertising material
  • Telephone books
  • Work and school paper
  • Plastics with recycling symbol numbers 1 to 7. Including milk and juice bottles, laundry and household cleaning product bottles, ice-cream containers, foil containers, margarine containers and yoghurt containers

What Can’t Go In The Yellow Bin?

  • Plastic bags
  • Plastic wrap
  • Nappies
  • Food scraps
  • Organic waste
  • Waxed cardboard
  • Computer parts and e-waste
  • Broken crockery or glasses
  • Polystyrene
  • Cooking oil, chemicals or liquids
  • Toys
  • Wire
  • Rope
  • Clothing or shoes
  • Gas cylinders
  • Batteries and car parts

What does my recycling become?

Aluminium Cans

Aluminium cans can be recycled repeatedly. Recycling aluminium cans uses a fraction of the energy that it takes to make new cans from scratch. Recycled aluminium cans are used in everything from CDs to aircraft.

Glass Bottles and Containers

Glass can be recycled repeatedly and recycled glass containers are made into bottles, jars, fibreglass insulation and reflective road signage. Recycled glass can also be used as a sand substitute in asphalt and concrete or for pipe embedment.

Battery Recycling

Old household batteries (dry-cell) can be dropped off at any one of the six new battery recycling bins around Albury. This community initiative gives everyone the ability to recycle common household batteries at a range of convenient locations.

  • Albury City Council Customer Service Area
  • LibraryMuseum
  • Lavington Library
  • Mirambeena Community Centre
  • Thurgoona Community Centre

The types of batteries accepted include:

  • AA and AAA cells (single use and rechargeable batteries)
  • C and D sized batteries
  • Button batteries (eg. from watches)
  • 9V batteries
  • 6V batteries (eg. lantern/torch batteries)

Yours To Take

Yours To Take is a website that turns one person’s trash into someone else’s treasure. It aims to decrease waste by helping people give items away that they no longer have a use for. You can use the Yours2Take website to advertise an item that you are willing to give away, advertise for an item that you want, or browse the various ads published to acquire something or to give something away that is listed as ‘wanted’. You can search the site for items by location or by the type of item that you want. Everything on offer through the site is listed free of charge. The more items that are exchanged through the site the more the amount of waste that enters municipal landfills is reduced.

Click here to visit Yours To Take.




Mini Greenhouse

Gumboots-Greenhouse-Bottle If you’ve got an empty soft drink bottle and an empty pot, then you can easily make a little greenhouse. These little greenhouses are fantastic for cuttings or getting your seeds started. Best of all, it’s fully recyclable