Looking for more Information on Recycling?

Check out the City of Greater Bendigo website (bendigo.vic.gov.au) and go to General Waste, Recycling and Organics.

Not sure if an item is recyclable – download the RecycleSmart App

There are also Drop Zones for recycling of ewaste (such as computers, printers etc). For a full list of acceptable items and drop off locations visit: dropzone.org.au


Local Recycling Locations

At the BSG Office, we are also recycling some products; It’s as easy as 1,2,3!

  1. Save your item from going into the regular rubbish collection
  2. Visit the BSG Office at 23a Somerville St, Flora Hill
  3. Look for the filing cabinet outside the front entrance and place your recycled item in the corresponding drawer for the following four items:

Oral Hygiene (Can be dropped off at the BSG)

Any brand of used toothpaste tubes, toothbrushes, plastic toothbrush packaging, inter-dental brushes, wisps, pumps, stand up toothpaste bottles and any kind of non-electric toothbrush or toothpaste tube and all affiliated non-recyclable packaging.

Dish and Air Care Recycling Program (Can be dropped off at BSG Office)

  • Dishwashing liquid bottles (including caps)
  • Dishwashing tablets flexible packaging (including snap locks and zip locks)
  • Air freshener aerosol cans and spray bottles (including spray and trigger heads)
  • Plug-in air fresheners and refills (including plastic outer packaging)
  • Clip-on car fresheners and refills (including plastic outer packaging)

Mailing Satchels (Can be dropped off at the BSG)

Australia Post has joined with TerraCycle® to provide a second life for used Prepaid Mailing Satchels and Padded Satchels through the Mailing Satchel Recycling Program. Please note only these items can be recycled.

Writing Instruments (Can be dropped off at BSG Office)

Bic is offering recycling through Terracycle of pens, felt tips, highlighters, markers, mechanical pencils, correction tape and fluid pots, fountain pens and their ink cartridges. Please note: only these items, but any brand.

Bread tags (Collected at BSG Office)

Plastic Bottle Tops (Collected at BSG Office)

Only caps with recycle numbers 2 and 4

L’OR and Moccona Capsules (Collected at BSG Office)

Aluminium capsules only, no need to empty coffee, recycle box wioth other cardboard.

In order to recycle this waste stream properly, please make sure your coffee capsules are sealed in a plastic bag or dry before placing them in your collection box. Additionally, if you choose to rinse your product, please note that it must be completely dry prior to shipping. You cannot ship dripping packages.

Other Recycling

Common Household Batteries:


Eaglehawk Eco Centre

Battery World

Soft Plastics

Don’t forget that soft plastics, including plastic bags can be recycled at Coles & Woolworths Supermarkets. Just look for the Recycle Bins.

Alternatively, anyone who can’t get to a REDcycle drop-off point can post soft plastics to:
RED Group
38 Chelmsford Street
Williamstown North VIC 3016

**Take away Coffee Cups

It is time to stop using take away coffee cups. Purchase a reusable cup to take with you or even better take the time and drink in the cafe from real china or glass. Take away coffee cups are not recyclable in Victoria and their presence in recycling bins can cause a lot of extra waste to be taken to the tip.

Visit Responsible Cafes website to find a cafe that cares about our environment.

**Bottled water

Plastic bottles that contained water are also a huge problem in the environment. Take water from home in a reusable container. Most water in Australia from the tap is very safe – also much cheaper.