Cameras

Cans (steel or aluminium, squashed)

Car batteries

Car/auto parts and tyres

Cardboard (unwaxed)

Cardboard (waxed - e.g. fruit boxes)

Carpet/carpet underlay

Cartridges (printer/toner)

Cassette cover and casing (tape removed)

Cassette tapes

Cat poo (all pet poo)

CDs

  • Reuse by donating to your local charity/op-shop
  • Reuse by stringing up in your garden to deter pests or for craft projects
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

CD cases (plastic)

CD players

Cellophane

Ceramics

Cereals and grains

Cereal boxes

Cereal box inner plastic bags

Chemicals (household)

Chicken (raw or cooked meat and raw bones)

Chicken (cooked bones)

Chip packets (foil-lined plastic)

Chocolate wrappers (foil-lined plastic)

Christmas trees (plastic)

  • Avoid by getting crafty and making your own
  • Reuse by packing away carefully and storing safely for next year
  • Reuse by buying a second hand plastic tree or donate yours to a charity shop if you no longer needed
  • If broken, dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid), if it doesn't fit, take to Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre or book a hard waste collection

Christmas trees (real)

  • Avoid waste by making own crafty tree from reused materials (for example, drift wood tree)
  • Reuse by using a live plant or tree in a pot every year
  • Recycle by booking a free Christmas tree collection

Chux wipes

  • Avoid by using reusable cloths instead
  • Reuse until cannot be reused anymore
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Cigarette butts

  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)
  • Tip: Carry a pocket ashtray to collect your butts and prevent littering

Citrus (juice, pulp and skin)

Cleaning rags  

Cling wrap/cling film/plastic wrap

Clothing (good condition)

Clothing (damaged)

  • Reuse as rags at home
  • Recycle by donating to Southern Cross Recycling
  • Recycle by sending to Manrags
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Coat hangers (plastic or metal)

    Coffee cups and lids (biodegradable, compostable and disposable types)

    • Avoid waste by carrying a reusable coffee cup or by dining in
    • Compostable types - recycle in your home compost bin (not FOGO bin)
    • All other types - dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

    Coffee filter papers

    Coffee grounds and beans

    Coffee pods (disposable)

    • Avoid waste by using ground coffee
    • Avoid waste by using a reusable/refillable, metal coffee pod
    • Recycle through the Terracycle website. Search 'pods' to identify those you can recycle
    • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

    Coffee pods (compostable)

    • Avoid waste by using ground coffee
    • Avoid waste by using a reusable/refillable metal coffee pod and your choice of ground coffee
    • Recycle in your compost bin, worm farm, Bokashi bin or green cone solar composter
    • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

    Compostable plates

    Note: Compostable plates are not accepted in FOGO bins.

    Computers, parts and accessories

    Concrete, bricks, rubble, rocks

    Cooking oil (maximum 20 litres in 5-litre cans)

    Cooking oil and fat on paper towels or newspapers

    • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

    Corks (plastic and synthetic wine or bottle corks)

    Cotton buds

    • Avoid waste by using reusable cotton buds
    • Reduce plastic waste by using 100% natural paper cotton buds
    • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

    Corks (natural wine or bottle corks)

    Cotton wool

    • Avoid waste by using reusable face cloth instead
    • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

    Crockery 

    Curtain rods (metal)

    Curtains

    Cutlery (plastic)

    • Avoid waste by using reusable cutlery
    • Reuse by washing and reusing until no longer usable
    • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

    Cutlery (cornstarch)

    Note: Cutlery made from cornstarch is not accepted in FOGO bins.