Face masks (disposable)

Fast food/processed food leftovers

Fats and oils

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Feathers (natural)

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Fish and chips papers

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Fish and seafood waste (raw or cooked fish and seafood, prawn and crab shells)

Note: Cooked bones and oyster shells need to be disposed of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Flexible/soft plastics (bags and wrappings)

Note: these are not accepted in your recycling bin.

Flowers

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Fluorescent bulbs and tubes

Flyscreens

Foam underlay

Food scraps and waste

  • Avoid through smart shopping – plan ahead, write a list and stick to it. Store food correctly, use left-overs and keep track of your food supplies
  • Recycle in your compost bin or worm farm, compost bin, worm farm, Bokashi bin or green cone solar composter
  • Recycle by feeding to chickens and other pets (where appropriate)
  • Recycle almost all food waste in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Fridges/freezers

Fruit and vegetable waste

  • Avoid through smart shopping - plan ahead, write a list and stick to it. Store food correctly, use leftovers and keep track of your food supplies
  • Reuse vegetable skills to make a stock or soup
  • Recycle by feeding to chickens and other pets (where appropriate)
  • Recycle in your compost bin or worm farm, compost bin, worm farm, Bokashi bin or green cone solar composter
  • Recycle almost all food waste in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Note: remove the plastic stickers on fruit and vegetables, and dispose of them in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Fruit net bags (plastic)

Frying pan (stove-top)

Frying pan (electric)

Furniture

Garden waste (green waste)

Garlic (flesh and skins)

Garden clippings

Gas bottles and canisters (empty only)

Glass (not bottles or jars)

Examples include window panes, wine glasses and picture frame glass.

Glass bottles and jars (keep lids on; broken is ok but try to avoid breaking)

Glasses (spectacles/sunglasses)

Glossy paper (eg. brochures, magazines - remove staples)

Gloves (rubber or vinyl)

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

Grass clippings

Grease-proof paper

  • Avoid by using nonstick pans instead
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Hair (animal or human)

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Halogen downlights

  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid) - wrap in paper first. These are non-toxic and safe in the waste bin.

Note - these are NOT accepted in the e-waste collections or DETOX collections.

Hay

Headphones

Hearing aids

Hi-fi sets/stereos

Home security systems

Hot water units

Hose (garden hose)

  • Reuse for other handy garden-related projects (e.g. to cover sharp metal edges)
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

House wiring

Household chemicals

Hygiene products

  • Avoid waste by using reusable options, for example cups, period pants and washable pads
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)