Misfit items we collect

Other household items that can be recycled

  • Aluminium coffee capsules (click here for instructions)
  • Blister packs*
  • Books in sellable condition to be donated to Op Shops - books must be in English, have all pages and no handwritten notes. Maximum 5 books per pickup. 
    Our drivers will assess the books in your pickup and defines if they would be accepted by Op Shops. If your books are left behind, this means we believe they won't be accepted. In that case, we would advise to recycle them together with your paper & cardboard. 
  • Bottles and cans*
  • Coat hangers (metal only)
  • Cookware: Aluminium, copper, cast iron and stainless steel (including cutlery and water bottles)
  • Corflutes
  • DVDs, CDs, computer games (must be in sellable condition. We cannot accept empty cases.) 
  • Eyewear: glasses, sunglasses and single-use contact lens cases
  • Household batteries
  • Household lightbulbs (LEDs, halogens, fluorescents)
  • Packaged food (no traces of alcohol, unopened, must not expire soon)
  • Plastic plant pots* (single use)
  • Polystyrene* (Find out more info here.)
  • Printer and toner cartridges
  • Sealed paint (maximum 2L)
  • Smoke detectors/ alarms
  • Takeaway coffee cups (no lids)
  • Toys in sellable condition
  • Vapes
  • X-ray films

* Not available in all areas. Items availability varies depending on location. To find out exactly what is available in your area - download our app.


We also accept any brand of cosmetic, hair care or skin care empty packaging such as: 

(No shampoo, conditioner or soap bottles)

  • Hair gel tubes and caps
  • Hair spray bottles and triggers
  • Hair paste plastic jars and caps
  • Lip balm tubes
  • Face soap dispensers and tubes
  • Lotion bottles, tubes, dispensers, and jars
  • Shaving foam tubes (no cans)
  • Lip gloss tubes
  • Lipstick tubes
  • Mascara tubes
  • Nail polish bottles
  • Perfume bottles
  • Pumps
  • Eye liner pencils and cases
  • Eye shadow tubes
  • Concealer tubes and sticks



The cosmetic, haircare or skincare packaging must be empty or almost empty

We do NOT collect needles/syringes


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