Garbage Guru City of Sydney's ultimate guide to recycling and disposing of stuff.

A typical kitchen sponge is made from polyurethane, a petroleum-based material that unfortunately can’t be recycled or composted

  • Throw in your Garbage Bin

    Too bad this can’t be recycled or reused! Pop general waste into your bin with the red lid.

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Did you know?

If you choose a 100-percent cellulose brand of sponge instead, it can be composted at the end of its life. Or even better, you could make a rag from a retired towel, sock, or t-shirt and wash and reuse it over and over again.