Buying Items that can be Reused, Refilled, Recharged or Recycled Standard, non-rechargeable household batteries (eg AA, AAA, C and D size) are the most common form of hazardous waste disposed of by Australian households, with 94 percent of those disposing of them via their usual rubbish collection. Simply by purchasing the rechargeable alternatives, you will reduce the amount of harmful hazardous waste being created and also save a lot of money. Avoid buying drinks in containers that can not be refilled. Examples of these include juice boxes and pop-tops. These are single use containers that must be thrown out after their initial use. The Waste Wise option is to buy drinks in standard plastic bottles that can be refilled or recycled use your own refillable bottle.