Other ways to dispose of common household wastes


Whitegoods are accepted in council’s clean up service. Alternatively you can take these items to a metal recycler. Please see http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/scrap-metals for various options for recycling white goods.


Tyres can be taken to Suez Waste Management Centres. Please contact the Suez Customer Service Centre on 13 13 35 for disposal options available for tyres. Alternatively Sims Tyrecycle collects scrap and imperfect tyres and disposes of them in accordance with environmental regulations.


Mattresses can be disposed through council’s Clean up Service. Contact your local council for details of collection dates.


Polystyrene can be placed in your garbage bin or alternatively search Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You directory.  http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/polystyrene/ for locations to recycle polystyrene products.

Pesticides and herbicideshcc

Pesticides and herbicides can be taken to a NSW EPA Household Chemical CleanOut event. Details can be found at http://www.cleanout.com.au

General household cleanershcc

General household cleaners can be taken to a NSW EPA Household Chemical CleanOut event. Details can be found at http://www.cleanout.com.au

Pool chemicalshcc

Pool chemicals can be taken to a NSW EPA Household Chemical CleanOut event. Details can be found at http://www.cleanout.com.au

Ink cartridgesYou can drop off your used or empty laser and inkjet cartridges at all Officeworks and JB HiFi stores and participating Australia Post, Harvey Norman, Dick Smith, The Good Guys, Office National and Office Products Depot outlets. Inkjet cartridges, toner cartridges and toner bottles are all accepted. This includes cartridges used in printers, photocopiers and fax machines. For more information go to Planet Ark’s Recycling Near You at http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/cartridges/


Some worn or damaged clothing and textiles can be recycled. Clothing and textiles which is unfit for reuse can be made into industrial rags or other textile by-products. Please contact your local charity to find out if they accept clothing for recycling or visit http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/charities

Soft plastics

Take your plastic shopping bags to major supermarkets such as Coles, Woolworths, or IGA for recycling – look for the plastic bag recycling collection bin at the front of the store. Torn or damaged reusable ‘green bags’ that can no longer be reused can also be placed in these collection bins. Go to http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/bags for drop-off locations.


Bricks can be recycled when take to an authorised recycler. Please go to http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/demolition/SydneyNSW to find a brick recycler.


Concrete can be recycled when taken to an authorised recycler. Please go to http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/demolition/SydneyNSW to find a concrete recycler.

Garden organics

Garden organics can be recycled through your council’s services. Please contact your local council for more details on garden organic recycling services.

Please contact your local council for sharps disposal options.

X-rays: There are a number of ways to recycle X-rays. Please go to http://recyclingnearyou.com.au/xray for X-ray recycling options.

Cumberland residents can drop off x-rays in small drop of stations located in at these locations – http://www.cumberland.nsw.gov.au/problem-waste-drop-stations