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Where can I recycle different things in Canberra?

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5:27 am
June 26, 2009



posts 451

Is there a website that gives a rundown on where I can recycle various items in Canberra?

11:01 pm
June 29, 2009



Join Freecycle  See http://groups.yahoo.com/group/…..ecanberra/. Canberra has a very active group where you can offer or request items.  A brilliant way to recycle!Smile

1:16 am
January 6, 2010



posts 34

Does anyone know where I can recycle thick plastic bags in Canberra?

I know that Coles and Woolworths supermarkets will recycle the thin supermarket shopping bags, but who recycles the thick plastic retail shopping bags that department stores use? I gather that they are made from Low Density Polyethylene (LDPE).

9:27 pm
July 21, 2010



posts 451

I've spoken today to the Customer Relations officers for both Coles (phone 1800061562) and Woolworths (1300767969) and they said people could place the thicker plastic bags in the recycling bins in their supermarkets.

9:32 pm
July 21, 2010



posts 451

The climateXchange Canberra Green Directory now has a comprehensive section under the Recycling heading on where to recycle different things in Canberra.

You can also find comprehensive information on recycling services on the ACT Government Territory and Municipal Services (TAMS) website at:


4:14 pm
February 15, 2013



posts 263

If you have clothes and bric and brac that is in good condition, it is a good idea to donate these to an op shop. People from all walks of life enjoy hunting for treasures in op shops and all the money raised goes to good causes. Some shops will even collect your furniture. 

4:36 pm
February 16, 2013



posts 451

Hi Cindy, there is a separate forum on op shops in Canberra.


Check it out here.

8:30 pm
November 14, 2013



posts 451

Check out the Business and Office Recycling Directory on the ACT Government's ACTSmart website at:


2:38 am
January 8, 2017



posts 451

Is there a website that gives a rundown on where I can recycle various items in Canberra?

Doing the usual clean-out in the first week of the new year, I thought I'd check out the latest on what y can recycle and where in Canberra.

I found that the ACT Government has a much more detailed website than in the past with an A to Z of how to recycle an incredible array of items.

Find it at:

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