Household items

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Baskets / Buckets op-shop-trolley-icon_4319091615685142414.png   shellharbour-city-council-logo_5341372952279942323.png  scc_colour_logo_compressed_5321820777337344372.jpg   red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg   Symbol of three open top boxes with an arrow pointing into each and the words  

If in good condition, consider offering your baskets and plastic buckets to charity shops, the Dunmore Revolve Shop at the Shellharbour Waste Depot or the Berry Buyback Centre.

If broken, then baskets and buckets can be placed in your red lid garbage bin.  Broken metal baskets or buckets can be taken to the Minnamurra Waste and Recycling Facility for recycling free of charge.

Cake trays  op-shop-trolley-icon_5239234133602704311.png     red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg   Symbol of three open top boxes with an arrow pointing into each and the words

If your metal cake tray is in good condition, then consider donating it to your local charity shop. Damaged metal trays can be taken to the Minnamurra Waste and Recycling Facility for free recycling.

Plastic cake trays are made from rigid plastic and can be placed in your yellow lid recycling bin.

Ceramics & crockery  op-shop-trolley-icon_5239234133602704311.png  red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg

Crockery that is still in good condition can be donated to charity shops. For crockery that is broken please wrap the broken pieces in newspaper before placing in your red lid garbage.

Other uses for broken crockery include:

  • putting at the bottom of plant pots for drainage
  • cracking into smaller pieces and using them as a decorative mulch around pot plants
  • using as decor for the bottom of fish bowls.

Coathangers   op-shop-trolley-icon_4319091615685142414.png   red-lid-bin_168354622621846847.jpg   Symbol of three open top boxes with an arrow pointing into each and the words

Coathangers that are still usable could be offered to charity shops, the Dunmore Revolve Shop or the Berry Buyback Centre.  Broken plastic or wooden coathangers should be put in your red lid garbage bin.  Broken metal coathangers could be taken to the scrap metal section at the Minnamurra Waste and Recycling Facility, or put in the red lid garbage bin.

Cotton reels   red-lid-bin_168354622621846847.jpg

You could try offering cotton reels to pre-schools or childcare centres as craft materials.  If this is not possible, they should be put in your red lid garbage bin.

Cutlery op-shop-trolley-icon_5239234133602704311.png   shellharbour-city-council-logo_1044183922714726011.png  scc_colour_logo_compressed_5321820777337344372.jpg    red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg   green-lid-bin_6921212517043660186.JPG    Symbol of three open top boxes with an arrow pointing into each and the words  

We recommend donating metal cutlery in good condition to charity shops, the Dunmore Revolve Shop or the Berry Buyback Centre. If you need to dispose of old or broken metal cutlery, you can take it free of charge to the scrap metal section at Kiama Council's Minnamurra Recycling Facility. 

Plastic cutlery should be placed in your red lid garbage bin.  Wooden or bamboo cutlery can be put into your green lid organics bin.

Kitchen glassware  op-shop-trolley-icon_4319091615685142414.png   shellharbour-city-council-logo_1044183922714726011.png  scc_colour_logo_compressed_5321820777337344372.jpg  red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg

Glassware from the kitchen or elsewhere around the house (such as drinking glasses, bowls, vases, photo frames, window glass, pyrex or other hardened glass bakeware) is not recyclable through the yellow lid recycling bin.  All of these types of glass are processed using different chemicals and coatings, which prevents mixed glass types from being melted down together and recycled successfully.

We recommend donating glassware in good condition to charity shops, the Dunmore Revolve Shop or the Berry Buyback Centre.

For glassware that is broken please wrap the broken pieces in newspaper before placing in your red lid garbage bin.

Mirrors  op-shop-trolley-icon_4319091615685142414.png  shellharbour-city-council-logo_1044183922714726011.png  scc_colour_logo_compressed_5321820777337344372.jpg   red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg

Mirrors that are broken should be placed in your red lid garbage bin.

Consider taking mirrors that are not broken to your local charity store, Dunmore Revolve Shop or the Berry Buyback Centre.

Pens, markers, pencils, crayons   red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg Logo of terracycle

All pens, felt pens, pencils and crayons which are no longer usable should be disposed of in your red lid garbage bin.

Alternatively, pens and pen caps, markers and marker caps, mechanical pencils, permanent markers and permanent marker caps can be recycled through the Terracycle program. A collection box is located at Kiama Library.

Picture frames  op-shop-trolley-icon_4319091615685142414.png   shellharbour-city-council-logo_1044183922714726011.png   scc_colour_logo_compressed_5321820777337344372.jpg   red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg

Donate your old picture frames to a charity shop, the Dunmore Revolve Shop or Berry Buyback Centre.

Broken picture frames should be put in the red lid garbage bin.

Plant pots (terracotta)   shellharbour-city-council-logo_1044183922714726011.png   scc_colour_logo_compressed_5321820777337344372.jpg   red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg

If the pots are in good, usable condition they may be dropped off, free of charge at the Dunmore Revolve Store or Berry Buyback Centre. Broken pots can be placed in your red lid garbage bin.

Umbrellas  red-lid-bin_5596907866737055142.jpg   op-shop-trolley-icon_5239234133602704311.png

Broken umbrellas should be placed in your red lid garbage bin.  Consider taking umbrellas that are still usable to your local charity store.