We are dedicated to providing opportunities for the community to divert as much as they can from landfill.
Our recycling stations are positioned in our Cobram and Yarrawonga service centres as well as the Numurkah Visitors Point and the Barmah Heritage Centre in Nathalia. These stations allow you to recycle what you may have thought was ‘unrecyclable’ free of charge and continue to reduce what goes into landfill by dropping off the following items.
Household batteries including cordless power tools
A risk to our health and environment when disposed inappropriately, batteries contain valuable metals that can be recovered when recycled.
What happens to recycled batteries?
Through the Detox your home program, batteries are sorted by chemistry type. They are sent to the respective recyclers in Australia and overseas where materials and resources such as cadmium, manganese, colbalt, lithium, nickel, silver oxide and zinc are recovered.
Small e-waste items including phones, tablets, cameras
Smaller e-waste items are accepted at our service centres such as phones, cameras, tablets, GPS’s, including cords. If it can’t fit in the slot it will need to be taken to your nearest transfer station.
What happens to recycled e-waste?
The way it is processed can vary between recyclers, but in general mercury, plastics, printed circuit boards, ferrous metals and aluminium are separated for reuse. Further e-waste information.
CD’s, DVD’s, Video and Cassettes including covers
This also includes records, Blu Ray discs, floppy disks, memory sticks, external hard drives and even 8-track tapes.
What happens to the media waste?
A Terracycle initiative, media is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals and plastics. The metals are melted to be recycled and the plastics undergo extrusion and palletisation to be molded into new recycled plastic products.
A Terracycle in partnership with Colgate, this recycling program includes toothpaste tubes (all excess removed) and caps, toothbrushes, floss containers. Electronic toothbrushes and parts are not included in this recycling program.
What happens to our oral care waste?
Tubes and brushes are separated by composition, shredded and melted into hard plastic that can be remoulded to make recycled products.
Pens, markers and mechanical pencils
A Terracycle initiative, pens, markers, permanent markers, caps and mechanical pencils. Does not accept wooden pencils, paint or paint brushes.
What happens to our pens, markers and mechanical pencils?
The collected waste is mechanically and/or manually separated into metals, fibres and plastics. Metals are melted to be recycled. The plastics undergo extrusion and palletisation to be moulded into new recycled plastic products.
Light globes and fluorescent tubes
Recycled through TOXFREE, these items are hazardous and do not belong in landfill. These can be taken to any of our four main transfer stations and also our Cobram Service Centre. Numurkah Home Timber and Hardware also are a drop off point.