Recycling and Disposal Directory

This directory shows where you can dispose of materials for recycling.  Contact the organisations listed prior to dropping off materials - charges may apply for some items.

For materials not listed visit Planet Ark - Recycling Near You.

*All information correct at time of publishing. For more information or to confirm please contact the provider listed.  

Type of material How to Dispose
Aerosol cans (empty) Remove the plastic nozzel and place in your yellow recycling bin.
Asbestos See Asbestos.
Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA .
Batteries (car) Accepted free at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Batteries (household) Battery World.
Batteries (rechargeable) Battery World.
Bricks and pavers Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Kurnell Landfill Company - Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell. Phone (02) 9668 8539.
Building materials Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Kurnell Landfill Company - Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell. Phone (02) 9668 8539.
Cardboard and Paper (excess) VISY Recycling
Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA)
CDs/floppy disks/ DVDs/tapes/videos See e-waste.
Planet Ark - Recycling Near You.
Chemicals Council runs regular free "Chemical Clean Out" events to collect Acids, alkalis, poisons, fuels, household cleaners, hobby chemicals, pesticides, herbicides etc. 
Cleanway Environmental Services - a household chemical cleanout service who collects directly from your household (fees apply). Phone 1300 785 003.
Coat hangers Cannot be recycled as they catch on moving conveyor belts.  Reuse or charity shops.
Comingled recyclables and cardboard (including aluminium cans) Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA)
Computer and IT equipment See e-waste.
Accepted free at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Planet Ark - Recycling Near You
Corks The Body Shop - Westfield Miranda.
Girl Guides.
Ikea Homebush.
Electrical Appliances The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre - Hut 34/ 142 Addison Road Marrickville. Phone (02) 9568 6280
Fire extinguisher Contact NSW Fire and Rescue NSW Fire and Rescue
Flares Local Police/Maritime Authority (Sutherland Service Centre). Phone (02) 9545 4422.

Fluorescent globes  - CFLs
Households ONLY

Household Chemical CleanOut. See Chemical CleanOut and Community Recycling Centres for event locations or Community Recycling Centre locations.

Engadine Community Centre (NICAN) 1034 - 1036 Old Princes Highway, Engadine
Menai Community Centre (3Bridges) 34 Allison Cres, Menai
Gymea Community Aid and Information Service 39 Gymea Bay Road, Gymea
Broken globes will NOT be accepted at any of the Community Centres . These should be placed in a bag and care should be taken when handling them. They can be disposed of for recycling at a Chemical CleanOut Event or Community Recycling Centre.

Fluorescent tubes Household Chemical CleanOut Event or a Community Recycling Centre. See Chemical CleanOut and Community Recycling Centres for event locations or Community Recycling Centre locations.
Fridges Fees and charges apply. Kurnell Landfill - 330 Captain Cook Drive Kurnell. Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Furniture Local charity shops such as The Salvation Army,  Smith Family, Vinnies, Men's Shed.  
The Bower: Reuse and Repair Centre - Hut 34/ 142 Addison Road Marrickville. Phone (02) 9568 6280
(The Bower can suggest locations where items can be dropped off and recycled)
Menai Men's Shed - wood, small sized furniture (acceptance depends on the storage capacity and staff availability at the time).  Mensshed@menai.net.au.
Gas bottles Household Chemical CleanOut.
Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (charges apply).
Glasses (sight and reading) Any OPSM, Laubman & Pank or Budget Eyewear stores.
Planet Ark - Recycling Near You.
Australian Lion Foundations.
Insulation material Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA) (charges may apply - call beforehand and bag appropriately).
Mattresses Prebooked council clean up collection service (limit of 2 pieces eg, 2 mattresses or 1 ensemble) - free collection.
Land Savers. Phone 1300 664 303 (fee applies).
Soft Landing. Phone 1800 763 852 (fee applies).
Medicines (expired or unwanted) Return Unwanted Medicines.
Milk crates Dairy Farmers Retrieval Hotline 1800 883 534 (NSW).
Mobile phones Mobile Muster
Battery World
Motor oil (sump oil) Household Chemical CleanOut. See Chemical CleanOut and Community Recycling Centres for event locations or Community Recycling Centre locations.
Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (up to 20 litres per visit for free).
Paint Household Chemical CleanOut. See Chemical CleanOut and Community Recycling Centres for event locations or Community Recycling Centre locations.
Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (charges apply according to container size, not the amount of paint contained).
If paint tin is completely empty and dry place in the yellow lid recycling bin.
Plasterboard and gyprock ReGyp (located in the Kurnell Landfill - Captain Cook Drive, Kurnell).
Plastic bags Major food retailers (Coles/Franklins/Woolworths/Flemings).
Polystyrene IS Recycling Pty Ltd - 2 Pembury Road, Minto. Phone (02) 9820 2970 or Recycling Near You website for more options Planet Ark - Recycling Near You 
Printer cartridges Australia Post.
PVC Cladding Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA Australia) 
Sawdust (bagged) Double bag and place in red lid rubbish bin.
Sharps (diabetic needles) See Sharps Disposal.
Shopping trolleys Call Trolley Tractors on 1800 641 497 or call the nearest retailer for collection of abandoned trolleys.
Smoke alarms Household Chemical CleanOut. See Chemical CleanOut and Community Recycling Centres for event locations or Community Recycling Centre locations.
Sporting Goods The Bower: Reuse and Repair Centre - Hut 34/ 142 Addison Road Marrickville. Phone (02) 9568 6280
Tree branches Prebooked council clean up collection service or your Green Lid Bin
TVs Accepted free at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA).
Tyres Take back to tyre centres.
Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA) (accepts 5 tyres per day - may charge).
Whitegoods Accepted at Lucas Heights Waste Management and Recycling Centre (SITA) if separated from other waste (charges apply).
X-rays Sutherland Hospital: X-Ray/Medical Imaging Centre - The Kingsway, Caringbah. Phone (02) 9540 7644.

 

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