Rubbish and Recycling Management

Falls Creek Alpine Resort is making a commitment to the sustainable management of recycling and waste at Falls Creek.

Our goal: We are aiming to divert 80% of waste from landfill by 2030 in alignment with the target set by the state government.

Strategy: To achieve our goal waste and recycling at Falls Creek will now be separated into organics, glass, mixed recycling and waste.

Impact: Separating organic waste will remove 50% of our waste from landfill. More than 60% of recycling is glass and separating it will aid in the recycling of this material.

Community action: Many of our stakeholders already correctly separating their waste, by winter 2024 everyone will be expected to separate their waste correctly. 

Let’s work together to reduce, reuse, and keep valuable resources out of landfill.

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What goes in which bag?

See below for you guide to correct waste disposal. If you're still not sure where an item goes, check out our A-Z lookup guide at the bottom of this page.

'How to' guide: Waste management at falls creek alpine resort

FAQ's

Resort Entry Terms & Conditions

Falls Creek Community Recycling Station

Falls Creek Alpine Resort has a community recycling station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre for special items that can be recycled.

You can drop off the following items: Pens and markers, small e-waste items and oral/eye care products

Safety Equipment and Protective Gear

There is also a safety equipment and protective gear collection box for the disposal of: safety goggles, disposable garments/masks, ear plugs and disposable gloves.

Check out the Safety Equipment & Protective Gear fact sheet for more information.

Recycling and waste reduction programs

There are many ways you can reduce your waste and impact on the environment. 

Reduce your plastic waste by signing up to: Plastic Free July

Learn how to dispose of toxic household items: Detox your home

Find out more about the Victorian Government's ban on single-use plastics: Single use plastic ban

See how the new Container Deposit Scheme is going to work: Container deposit scheme.

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Information for school groups

To learn more about the alpine environment and how the Alpine Resorts recycle food waste you can check out the Alpine Food Waste Series: 

Alpine Food Waste Series Episode 1: A Unique Place

Alpine Food Waste Series Episode 2: Our Impact

Alpine Food Waste Series Episode 3: Beauty and Balance

The Alpine Food Waste Series is an initiative of North East councils and alpine resorts in partnership with the North East Waste & Resource Recovery Group.

Staff training resources

For stakeholders there is a staff training package to assist you with educating your staff on the recycling and rubbish management practices within Falls Creek Alpine Resort. 

Click to download the most current Staff Training Package 

Click to download latest waste and recycling posters

Reuseables

a-z waste disposal guide

Still not sure what goes where? Check out the A-Z guide below to search for the correct bin for any item.

Aerosol Can (BBQ Cleaner)

Aerosol Can (Deodorant)

Aerosol Can (Toxic)

Apple Core

Avocado Peel

Bag (Dog Poo Empty)

Bag (Dog Poo)

Bag (Plastic)

Bag (Ziplock)

Balloons (Used)

Bamboo Plate

Proposed exclusion by government.

Bamboo Straw

Banana Peel

Battery (Car)

Ewaste – Dispose of via our electronic waste shed at Howmans Gap Snow Clearing Area at scheduled times only.

Battery (Mix)

Ewaste – Dispose of via our electronic waste station located downstairs at the Visitor Information Centre

Blister Pack (empty)

Bottle (Engine Oil)

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Bottle (Glass beer)

Bottle (Plastic Cordial)

Bottle Fish Sauce (Glass)

Bottle Juice (Glass)

Bottle Medicine

Bottle Milk (Plastic)

Bottle Olive Oil (Glass)

Please remove lid

Bottle Olive Oil (Plastic Empty)

Bottle Olive Oil FULL (Plastic)

Dispatch of in hutch sealed and upright. Do NOT place in rubbish bag.

Bottle Perfume (Glass)

Bottle Plastic (Handwash)

Bottle Sauce (Plastic)

Bottle Shampoo (Plastic)

Bottle Soft Drink (Glass)

Please remove lid.

Bottle Soft Drink (Plastic)

Please remove lid

Bottle Spirit (Glass)

Please remove lid.

Bottle Spray Pump (No trigger)

Please remove trigger.

Bottle Spray Pump Trigger

Box – Cardboard Tech (coated)

Please flatten

Box (Cardboard)

Please flatten.

Box- Cardboard (wax coated)

Please flatten

Box- Cask wine (with bladder)

Box- Cereal (cardboard)

Box- Pizza

Box- Spices (cardboard)

Box- Tissues

Broken Plate (ceramic)

Wrapped for safety.

Bubble Wrap (plastic)

Business Cards (paper)

Can- Condensed milk

Can- Dog food

Can- Petrol (plastic)

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Can- Soft drink

Can- Tomatoes

Candle Jar (glass)

Carton- Coconut water

Carton- Ice Cream

Carton- Milk (gable top)

Carton- Milk (lid off)

Cereal Insert

Chicken Bone

Chip Packet

Chocolate Bar Wrapper

Chopsticks (wood)

Chopsticks (wooden)

Cling Wrap (used)

Clothing- Jeans

Or donate to your local op-shop

Clothing- T-shirt (old)

Coat hanger (metal)

Coat hanger (plastic)

Coffee Bag

Coffee filter (paper)

Coffee Grounds

Coffee Jar (glass)

Coffee pods

Construction- Brick

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Ceramic Tiles

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Concrete Bag

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Concrete Chunk

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Copper Pipe

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Lead Pipe

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Plaster

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Road Bitumen

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Rock Pile

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Treated Wood

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Construction- Untreated Wood

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Corks

Corn Bowl

Cotton Buds (bamboo)

Cotton Buds (paper)

Cotton Buds (plastic)

A statewide single-use plastics ban came into full effect in February 2023.

Cup (plastic)

A statewide single-use plastic ban came into full effect in February 2023.

Cup (polystyrene)

A statewide single-use plastic ban came into full effect in February 2023.

Cup- Coffee Disposable

Cup- Coffee Disposable Stack

Cup- Juice/Iced Coffee (plastic)

A statewide single use plastic ban came into full effect in February 2023.

Cup- Soft Drink (coated cardboard)

Curry Sauce Jar With Lid (glass)

Curry Sauce Jar Without Lid (glass)

Cutlery (plastic)

A statewide single-use plastic ban came into full effect in February 2023.

Cutlery (sugarcane)

Cutlery (wooden)

Cutlery- Reusable (metal)

Documents (paper)

Doona (old)

Drink Stirrer (plastic)

Drinking Glass

Wrapped for safety.

Drinking Glass (broken)

Wrapped for safety.

E-waste- Charger With Plug

Dispose of via electronic waste station, located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

E-Waste- Christmas Lights

Dispose of via electronic waste station, located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

E-Waste- Desk Lamp

Dispose of via the electronic waste shed at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

E-Waste- Electric Shaver

Dispose via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

E-Waste- Hair Dryer

Dispose via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

E-Waste- Hard Drive (Portable)

Dispose via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

E-Waste- Laptop

Dispose of via the electronic waste shed at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Egg Carton

Egg Shell

Fish Bones

Foil (used)

Food Bowl (compostable)

Food Scraps Bowl

Food Scraps In Ziplock Bag

Frozen Food Bag

Furniture- Chair

Dispose of hardwaste at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Furniture- Couch

Dispose of hardwaste at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Gas Bottle

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options

Glass Jar (broken)

Please wrap for safety.

Glass Window (broken)

Smaller items can be disposed of in general waste, wrapped for safety. Contact FCAR for details and to discuss more options for disposal of larger items.

Instant Noodle Cup

Jam Jar With Lid (glass)

Jam Jar Without Lid (glass)

Lemon Peel

Lids (metal)

Lids (plastic)

Light Bulb

Dispose of via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Light Bulb- Fluorescent Tube

Dispose of via the electronic waste shed at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Light Bulb- Spiral

Dispose of via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Mason Jar- Lid Off (glass)

Mason Jar- Lid On (glass)

Mattress

Dispose of hardwaste at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Measuring Jug (glass)

These items heat at a different rate to regular glass bottles and jars. This causes them to weaken recycled items and can contaminate an entire load.

Meat Tray (black)

Meat tray (clear)

Mirror (broken)

Wrapped for safety. Larger hardwaste should be disposed of at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Mouldy Bread

Mouldy Cheese

Nail Polish (empty)

Nappy

Nappy- Eco

Nappy- Reusable Cloth

Noodle Packaging

Old Carpet

Dispose of hardwaste at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Onion Peel

Orange Peel

Oyster Shell

Paper Envelope

Paper Envelope (with plastic window)

Paper Magazine

Paper Newspaper

Paper Plate (coated)

Paper Plate (uncoated)

Proposed exclusion by government.

Paper Straw

Paper Towel

Paper Towel Roll (cardboard)

Pasta Sauce Jar- Lid Off (glass)

Pasta Sauce Jar- Lid On (glass)

Phone (broken)

E-Waste- Dispose of via electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Pillow (old)

Pipette Dropper (glass)

Plate (ceramic)

Wrapped for safety.

Plate (plastic)

Plate (sugarcane)

Proposed exclusion by government.

Polystyrene

Post Packaging Satchel (plastic)

Potato Peel

Powerboard

E-waste- Dispose of via electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Prawn Tails

Printer Cartridge

E-waste- Dispose of via electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Produce Bag (Netting Plastic)

Pump Nozzle (Handwash Bottle)

Rapid Antigen Test (used)

Red Wine Bottle- Lid Off

Resin Jar- Code 1 (plastic)

Reusable Bag- Fruit and Veg

Reusable Bag- Green Shopping

Reusable Bag- Shopping

Reusable Bag- Tote

Reusable Beeswax Wrap

Reusable Coffee Cup (ceramic)

Wrapped for safety.

Reusable Coffee Cup (plastic)

Reusable Coffee Mug (ceramic)

Reusable Container (glass)

Reusable Container (metal)

Reusable Cup- Juice

Reusable Cup- Smoothie/Bubble Tea

Reusable Sauce Ramekin

Wrapped for safety.

Reusable Straw (metal)

Reusable Water Bottle (metal)

Reusable Water Bottle (plastic)

Rice Bowl

Rice Sack Packaging

Rubbish Bag (Large)

Rubbish Bag (Small)

Salsa Jar- Lid Off (glass)

Salsa Jar- Lid On (glass)

Saucepan (steel)

Dispose of via Hard Rubbish at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Shaver (plastic)

Shoes (old)

Shredded Paper

Spirit Bottle (glass)

Steak Bones

Straw (plastic)

Strawberry Punnet Packaging

Takeaway Burger Packaging (coated cardboard)

Takeaway Chips Packaging (coated cardboard)

Takeaway Container- Lid On

Takeaway Packaging (cardboard)

Takeaway Packaging (polystyrene)

A statewide single use plastic ban came into full effect in February 2023.

Tampons and Pads

Tea Bag

Television (broken)

E-waste- Dispose of via the electronic waste shed at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Tin- Milo

Tin- Paint (empty)

Tin- Paint (full)

Contact FCAR for more details and to discuss options.

Toaster

E-waste- Dispose of via the electronic waste shed at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Toothpaste Tube

OR take to recycling station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Toy (plastic)

Toy with batteries (plastic)

Dispose of via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Tray- BBQ Stack (aluminium)

Tyre (rubber)

Dispose of hardwaste at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Vape Pen

Dispose of via our electronic waste station located downstairs of the Visitor Information Centre.

Vase (ceramic)

Wrapped for safety.

Vase (glass)

Wrapped for safety.

Washing Machine

Dispose of hardwaste at Howmans Gap snow clearing area during scheduled times only.

Water Bottle- Lid Off (plastic)

Wet Wipe Tissue

Wet Wipes Pouch

White Wine Bottle- Lid Off

Wine Glass

Wrapped for safety.

Wine Glass (broken)

Wrapped for safety.

Yoghurt Pouch

Yoghurt Spoon

Yoghurt Tub