Baby wipes

  • Avoid by using reusable cloth wipes that can be laundered
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin

Note: Even if labelled ‘flushable’, do not flush these down the toilet as they cause major sewer blockages.

Bakery and cake boxes (plastic-coated cardboard)

  • Avoid by taking your own reusable container and lid instead
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin

Baking paper

Band-aids

Barbecues (mostly metal)

Batteries (car, alkaline, NiMH, NiCad)

Note: It is illegal to put batteries in any household or street bins. Batteries are toxic and can explode. They can cause major fires in our collection trucks and at our waste processing facilities. It is illegal to put batteries in any household or street bins. Please only recycle batteries using one of the above methods.

Bed base, bed head and mattress

Bedding

Berry punnets

Beverage can clips (pull rings for drink cans)

  • Recycle via Endeavour Group's beverage can clip recycling scheme. Drop off locations available at Dan Murphy’s Brunswick East, Dan Murphy’s Collingwood, Dan Murphy’s Prahran, BWS Richmond, BWS Brunswick and BWS Fitzroy.
  • Cannot be recycled in your recycling bin.

Binders/folders (plastic with metal rings)

Biscuit trays (plastic tray inside packet of biscuits)

Blankets

  • Reuse by donating to your local charity/op-shop, animal shelter or vet

Blankets (electric)

Blister packs (for medicine/pills)

Bones (raw, from meat and seafood)

Bones (cooked, from meat and seafood)

Books

Bottles (plastic or glass)

Boxes (cardboard)

Branches (large, up to 20cm diameter each and 1.5m long)

Branches (small, up to 7.5 cm diameter)

Bread, cakes and pastries

Bread bags (plastic)

  • Reuse for waste bags or as a dog poo bag
  • Soft plastics can no longer be recycled through REDcycle at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. If you have space, hold on to your soft plastics until further updates become available. Alternatively, soft plastics can be disposed of in the kerbside waste bin or as waste at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre

Bread tags

Bubble wrap

  • Reuse to wrap fragile objects or presents
  • Soft plastics can no longer be recycled through REDcycle at Coles and Woolworths supermarkets. If you have space, hold on to your soft plastics until further updates become available. Alternatively, soft plastics can be disposed of in the kerbside waste bin or as waste at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre

Bricks, rubble, rocks, concrete and building materials

Brochures/Glossy paper