We are pleased to announce in the environmental war against waste, we have joined with TerraCycle Australia as a Community Recycling Collection Location.

At the Aspendale Gardens Vet Hospital we are an environmentally conscious workplace and do everything we can to minimise our environmental footprint and make sustainable choices.  We are pleased to be able to provide a recycling collection hub for our local community to support and encourage recycling.

TerraCycle is an innovative global waste management company that has become a global leader in recycling hard-to-recycle materials in 21 countries. It primarily runs a volunteer-based recycling platform to collect non-recyclable pre-consumer and post-consumer waste, and then partners with corporate donors or municipalities to turn it into raw material to be used in new products. They have teamed up with leading companies such as Royal Canin, Schwarzkopf and Colgate to diverted millions of kilograms of valuable resources from landfills all over the world and turn them into new products.

To find out more, visit www.terracycle.com.au


Here is a list of the current items our clinic can accept (click on the headings for more details):


Bread Bag Closure Recycling Program (Click for more information)

Program accepted waste: This program accepts any brand of used plastic bread bag closures, including Eco-Lok bread bag closures.

Important notesThis program does not accept other forms of bag closures such as twist ties and tape. Please remove any labels from bag. Click on the heading for more information.


Dish & Air Care Recycling Program (Click on the heading for more information)

Accepts: dish washing and air care products and packaging. Any brand of dish care and air care packaging, including:

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


Stopped - Blister Packs Recycling Program (Click for more information)

No longer able to AcceptsAny empty medicine/medicinal blister packs.

Some local Chemist/pharmacies are able to recycle them. The closest chemist to us is

National Pharmacies Middle Brighton (2 Church St, Brighton)


Blooms the Chemist – Stud Park (Shop 36,Stud Park Shopping Centre, corner Stud & Fulham Road, Rowville)


ALL Aluminium Coffee Capsules Recycling Program (Click for more information)

As long as the capsules are Aluminium NOT plastic, all brands will be accepted.

Accepts but not limited to:

  • Nespresso
  • L'OR coffee capsules (aluminium only)
  • Moccona coffee capsules (aluminium only).
  • illy coffee capsules (aluminium only).
  • Allpress
  • Axil Coffee Roasters
  • White Horse Coffee
  • Alora Coffee Co.
  • Veneziano Coffee Roasters
  • St. Ali Coffee Roasters


NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto Capsule Recycling Program (Click for more information)


Accepts OnlyAll plastic NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules and all plastic Starbucks® by NESCAFÉ® Dolce Gusto® Capsules




Lavazza Capsules Recycling program (Click for more information)


  • Lavazza Blue, Espresso Point and Espresso Point Maxi capsules
  • Lavazza A Modo Mio capsules.
  • Lavazza capsules compatible with Nespresso® machines.



Royal Canin Pet Food Recycling Program (Click for more information)

Program accepted waste: All brands of dry pet food bags and all brands of wet pet food pouches

Important notesPlease ensure ALL bags and pouches are washed and dried before placing in collection bin.



Schwarzkopf Cares Hair Aerosol Recycling Program (Click for more information)

Program accepted waste: Any brand of used hair aerosol packaging, including:

All brands of steel and aluminum hair aerosols

Important notesPlease ensure all aerosols must be completely empty (when you hold down the nozzle no more product comes out) and have their caps on.



Writing Instruments Recycling Program (Click for more information)

Accepts: All writing instruments (except for wooden pencils, crayons and chalk) are accepted:

  • Any brand of pen
  • Felt tip
  • Highlighter
  • Marker
  • Correction fluid pot (must be empty) and correction tape
  • Mechanical pencil and eraser pen regardless of their composition (except for wooden pencils, crayons and chalk)


Lids4Kids Recycling Program (Click on the heading for more information)

PLEASE wash, dry and colour sort ALL the lids before dropping them off to me.

I accept all items pictured. Lids4Kids specifically collect plastic bottle lids marked with the recycle triangle featuring the #2 (which is made from High Density Poly-Ethelene or HDPE) and #4 (which is made from Low Density Poly-Ethelene or LDPE).

I also can recycle select lids marked with the recycle triangle featuring the #5 (which is made from Poly-Propylene or PP).

Many plastic manufacturers include a recycle triangle on the plastic items that they produce. The triangle will include a number between 1 and 7 indicating what type of plastic the item is made from. Many plastic lids DO NOT have a recycle triangle inside them, they are still ACCEPTED as the overwhelming majority of small lids from water bottles and soft drink bottles are made from HDPE (#2) and the milk bottle lid is soft and squishy, it is made from LDPE (#4).

Eligible plastic bottle lids include lids from milk bottles, water bottles and soft drink bottles. Please note that the foam freshness seals MUST be removed from all milk bottle lids before they are dropped off please.