What BRAD does and doesn't accept

BRAD is one of Australia's most inclusive specialty recycling programs. Here is a comprehensive list of what we do and don't accept as well as an explainer on the household lids we accept.

What you can recycle with us

We don't discriminate which is why we're offering recycling for all brands and products not just the ones sold on Banish. Here's a list of what you can recycle via the program.


  • Toothpaste tubes, floss containers and old plastic toothbrushes 
  • Electric toothbrush heads 
  • Medical ointment tubes
  • Hair gel tubes and caps 
  • 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 
  • Mascara tubes
  • Eyeliner pencils and cases
  • Eyeshadow tubes
  • Concealer tubes and sticks
  • Medical blister packs
  • Webster Packs and blister packs with paper backing


  • Sprays or pumps from cleaning products
  • Coffee pods
  • Plastic bottle top lids
  • Single use coffee cups and lids
  • Party supplies and dining disposables (single-use cutlery and straws)
  • Prescription drug packaging (blister packs)
  • Contact lens packaging (similar to blister packs)
  • Plastic bread tags 
  • Writing pens, highlighters, biros and markers
  • Correction fluid pots and tape (empty only)
  • Sunglasses, reading glasses and safety glasses

What household lids does BRAD accept

We accept #2 HDPE and #4 LDPE, here is a diagram of exactly what we do accept. 

brad lid lids


If you have any items that you are unsure about head to our FAQ page or send me an email and I can let you know if they are suitable or not, brad@banish.com.au

What we don't accept

Unfortunately we do not accept the following:

  • Plastic razors and blades
  • Prescription bottles
  • Inhalers and Asthma puffers
  • Syringes
  • Insulin pens
  • Bottle top rings and spouts
  • Piksters and single use floss threaders
  • Metal bottle tops
  • Sponges and kitchen brushes
  • Aerosol cans
  • Perfume bottles
  • Nail polish bottles and nail polish remover bottles
  • Electronic items such as blow dryers and straighteners
  • Bio-medical or bio-hazardous waste including syringes
  • Glue sticks, pencils, erasers, rulers and cutting implements 

Want more? Here is a downloadable guide.

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