Paint

Paint tins (containing dried paint)

Pallets

Paper (clean/dry, newspapers, office paper, paper bags, post it notes - remove staples)

Paper (wet/oily, no chemicals)

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Note: If the paper is contaminated with chemicals or cleaning products, dispose of it in your household waste bin (dark green lid).

Paper (shredded)

Paper bags (no plastic or twine)

Paper towels, napkins, serviettes (no chemicals)

  • Avoid waste by using reusable cloth napkins
  • Recycle by tearing into small pieces and adding to your home compost bin
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Note: If the paper towel is contaminated with chemicals or cleaning products, dispose of it in your household waste bin (dark green lid).

Pasta and rice products

Pencils and shavings

Pet poo

Note: this cannot go in your FOGO bin.

Petrol

  • Petrol is considered a hazardous substance/household chemical
  • It can only be disposed of through annual Detox your Home events operated by Sustainability Victoria

Pharmaceutical machines (e.g. blood pressure monitors)

Pharmaceuticals (old)

  • Dispose of them safely by returning to your local pharmacy via the Return Unwanted Medicines (RUM) scheme
  • Note: do not flush down the toilet or put in your waste bin

Phone books (remove covers and add separately)

Photocopiers

Photographs

Photograph negatives

Photographic slides (with cardboard edges)

Pillows

  • Reuse clean items by donating to your local charity or op-shop
  • Dispose of damaged items in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Pizza boxes

Plant pots (plastic) (soil and plant free)

Plant pots (terracotta) (soil and plant free)

  • Reuse by donating to community gardens or nurseries
  • Reuse clean items by donating to your local charity or op-shop
  • Dispose of damaged items in your household waste bin (dark green lid)

Plasterboard

Plastic bags

  • Avoid waste by always taking reusable bags with you and declining bags
  • Reuse for as long as possible
  • 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

Plastic bottles (empty and squashed, leave lids on)

Note: only plastic bottles and hard plastic containers are accepted in the recycling bin.

Plastic containers/tub (rigid, e.g. take away containers, yoghurt pots)

Note: only plastic bottles and hard plastic containers are accepted in the recycling bin.

Plastic cosmetic tubes (empty, pumps removed, leave lids on)

Note: remove pumps and if you cannot reuse these, dispose of in your household waste bin.

Plastic wrappers

  • Avoid waste by avoiding excessively packaged products
  • 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

Plate scrapings

Polystyrene/styrofoam (white, solid only)

  • Avoid by taking your own reusable cup or container
  • Avoid by avoiding excessively packaged products
  • Recycle at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre (residents or local businesses only)

Note: dispose of bean bag balls (bag and tie up securely to protect waterways) or coloured polystyrene in your household waste bin (dark green lid).

Post bags (all types)

  • Reuse for sending parcels in the future
  • 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

Post it notes

Pots and pans (metal)

Poultry (raw/cooked meat and raw bones)

Poultry (cooked bones)

Power boards

Prawn heads and shells

Printer cartridges

Printers and scanners

Processed foods

Prunings and cuttings

Puffed corn packaging balls (household quantities only)

  • Recycle in your FOGO bin (lime green lid)

Pumps (from plastic bottles/pump packs)

Pumps (mechanical)

Pyrex

  • Reuse for plants or by donating to your local charity or op-shop
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin (dark green lid)