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Recycling made easy

Wednesday 9 February 2022

Did you know the Brighton Civic Centre is a one-stop shop for many of your recycling needs?

There are bins in the foyer in which you can recycle soft plastics (chip packets etc.), small electrical items (like old toasters or kettles), plastic bread tags, and printer cartridges.

However, due to a recent change to our e-waste bins, batteries and light bulbs need to be recycled elsewhere.

All supermarkets now have collection boxes for old batteries and light bulbs can be recycled at Mitre 10 or Ikea.

Please remember that batteries should not be disposed of in landfill bins as they can cause fires in either the rubbish truck or at the materials recovery facility where landfill and recyclables are processed.

Disposable masks can also be recycled in two specially-marked boxes which you’ll find near the Customer Service desk at the Brighton Civic Centre and at the Glenelg Library.

If you can’t recycle your disposable masks through the specially-marked boxes, they can go into your red-lid landfill bin at home. Please remember to cut the ear straps first.

You can also recycle waste plastic from 3D printers at specially marked boxes at the Brighton or Glenelg libraries.

Don’t forget, a lot of recycling can also take place through the yellow and green lid household bins.

Items that can go into the yellow-lid bins include:

  • Paper and cardboard
  • Tin cans
  • Rigid plastic bottles
  • Glass bottles including wine bottles
  • Aluminum cans and foil (rolled into the size of a tennis ball)

And all food scraps and garden organics can go into the green-lid FOGO bins, including:

  • Fruits and vegetables
  • Meat and bones
  • Dairy
  • Eggshells
  • Grass clippings
  • Dog hair

Visit for a detailed list of all items that can and cannot be recycled.

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