Drop it off: building materials

Building materials, such as bricks, tiles, cement and wire, can't be recycled through your yellow-lidded recycling bin, but in some cases they can be recycled by taking them to your nearest transfer station for processing and recycling.

Before taking any materials to the transfer station, call ahead to check what items they accept, and what fees may apply.

If you're undertaking a home or backyard rennovation, hire a skip to dispose of large amounts of building waste.

If you have any leftover or unwanted bricks, pavers or tyres that are in good, usable condition, consider taking them to a salvage yard, or try selling them or giving them away on a swap and sell site, like Facebook Marketplace or Gumtree.