Tablets (for example iPads)

Tea bags (100% natural fibres/paper)

  • Reduce waste by using loose-leaf tea and a refillable 'tea swag'
  • Recycle in your home compost bin or worm farm, compost bin, worm farm, Bokashi bin or green cone solar composter
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin

Accepted brands: Clipper, T2, Natures Cuppa, Pukka, Tielka, Eloments, Love Tea, Zoetic Infusions, Lipton Quality Black and Intense traditional tea bags only - not whole Lipton range.

Tea bags (all other brands)

  • Reduce waste by using loose-leaf tea and a refillable 'tea swag'
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin

Note: Most tea bags cannot go in your FOGO bin as they often contain plastic and synthetic materials.

Tea (loose leaf)


Terracotta pots and items

  • Reuse to grow seeds or re-pot new plants
  • Reuse by donating to community gardens or nurseries
  • Reuse by donating to your local charity or op-shop
  • Dispose of damaged items in your household waste bin

Tetrapaks (for example, soy milk, long-life milk or juice cartons)




Thorny offcuts (e.g. rose bushes)


Timber and fencing

  • Reuse for other handy projects (example, building timber furniture) or give away
  • Reuse as firewood (untreated wood only)
  • Dispose of at the Boroondara Recycling and Waste Centre (fees apply)
  • Dispose of timber (up to 12 pieces, neatly stacked, up to 1.5 metres long) by booking a hard waste collection

Note: fencing and renovation materials are not accepted as part of the hard waste collection.


  • Avoid waste by using cloth hankies
  • Recycle by adding to your compost bin
  • Recycle in your FOGO bin

Toilet paper rolls

Toner cartridges


Toothpaste tubes

Tools (electronic or battery-operated)


Toys (plastic, no batteries)

Toys (electronic or battery-operated)

Tree prunings

Tree roots (small - can be lifted by a single person)



Tyres (bicycle)

  • Reuse by fixing with a puncture repair kit or getting fixed at your local bike shop
  • Dispose of in your household waste bin 

Tyres (car and motorbike)