The best thing we can do is avoid waste.
- Shop smart – only buy products you need.
- Choose items that are packaging-free or have minimal packaging that can be recycled or reused.
- Repair, restore or upcycle your possessions.
Reuse what you can.
- Glass jars make great storage.
- Donate items that are in good condition.
- Buy second-hand.
- Buy products made from recycled materials.
- Borrow where you can.
Discourage unnecessary packaging on a product.
- Choose a product with less waste.
- Give feedback to retailers or producers, asking them to reduce their waste.
Confused about what goes in your kerbside recycling? As a general guide:
- Yes: Paper, cardboard, aluminium, glass or plastic bottles and containers.
- No: Polystyrene, soft plastics (like shopping bags), food, clothing, large metal items, batteries, electronic goods, nappies.
Recycling soft plastic items
You can recycle and keep the following items out of landfill using the REDcycle program:
- soft plastics
- plastic bags
- flexible plastic packaging.
REDcycle have collection bins in local supermarkets.
There are many drop-off points for plastic bags and soft plastic materials across Knox.
Donate unwanted household goods
Many charities accept donations of good quality clothing, furniture and other goods through Op Shops. You can also arrange a pick up of larger items from your home.
Brotherhood of St Laurence will pick up fridges and whitegoods from across Melbourne for recycling or resale.
They organise a free pick up from Knox on Mondays.
Some local options include:
- TechCollect – recycles computers and electronics.
- Knox Transfer Station – accepts televisions and computers for recycling.
- B2C Resource – Moorabbin.
- Equipment Recycling Network Inc – Maroondah.
- Envision – Dandenong.
Contact us and we will come back to you.
Or call our Customer Service team on 9298 8000.