Community Recycling Centre is now open
At the Community Recycling Centre (CRC) you can drive through and drop off household problem waste that cannot go in your kerbside bins, including E-waste, batteries and motor oils. This is a FREE service.
Community Recycling Centre
Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 8am – 2pm
Saturday and Sunday, 8am – 4pm
You can drop off the following items for FREE:
- Paint (oil and water based)
- Gas bottles
- Fire extinguishers
- Fluorescent light globes and tubes
- Electronic Waste (eg. computers, TVs, electrical equipment and small electrical appliances)
- Household batteries
- Lead Acid Batteries (eg. car & motorbike batteries)
- Motor and other oils (including cooking oil)
- Smoke detectors
- Mobile phones
- X-ray films
- White goods are not accepted
Only household quantities of the above materials will be accepted. This is equivalent to a maximum of 20 litres or 20 kilograms for each of the items listed above.
This is a NSW EPA Waste Less, Recycle More initiative funded from the waste levy. Visit www.epa.nsw.gov.au/recyclingcentres for more information.
Household Chemical CleanOut Events
Household chemicals such as household cleaners, motor fuels, acids and alkalis, garden and hobby chemicals will not be accepted at the CRC. These items must be taken to a Household Chemical CleanOut event. To find your closest event click here
Building materials and tyres (5 tyres per visit) can be accepted in small quantities at Ryde Transfer Station.
Asbestos requires a special booking and is accepted only at the landfill sites at Eastern Creek and Lucas Heights. Call 1300 651 116.
Other Problem Bulky Items
Council has partnered with The Bower Reuse and Repair Centre to collect or re-home unwanted goods that are still in usable condition. Too often, items going to landfill via council clean-up could still be used by someone else.
The Bower accepts household furniture, bikes, some electronic appliances, small quantities of building materials, bric-a-brac, kitchenware and books. They offer a FREE collection service or you can drop off small items directly to their Parramatta or Marrickville shop fronts. Please contact them to ask if they will accept your items and to arrange collection:
By telephone: Monday – Friday, 10am – 5pm, on 9568 6280.
By email: firstname.lastname@example.org – send a photo of the item you wish to have collected and include your name, contact details and suburb.
When you call The Bower, the staff there will ask a range of questions to establish if they are able to take your items directly. If it is an item The Bower cannot directly accept, they will attempt to provide a solution by referring you to alternative organisations.
The Bower is located in both Marrickville and Parramatta:
- Parramatta: Hunter Street Shop 1/10
- Marrickville: Hut 34, 142 Addison Road, Marrickville. Located towards the rear of the Addison Road Community Centre Complex
Note: The Bower cannot accept certain items such as mattresses, furniture made using chipboard and large fridges and freezers, contact them directly to determine if they are able to accept your items..
Reverse Garbage situated in Marrickville also accepts a range of second hand donations of craft materials, books, props and costumes, building materials, wood and timber and stationery. For a comprehensive list of what they accept see here.
To organise a donation please contact email@example.com via email with photos and dimensions of any goods or materials you would like to donate.
Cycle Re-cycle is a community based group of enthusiastic bike minded people who gratefully receive pre-loved or abandoned bikes, parts and accessories to help make a working bike to go back into the community.
Cycle Re-cycle Club does not charge for its services and relies on donations of bike parts and consumables along with donations of time and bike mechanics' expertise from volunteers.
They receive pre-loved or abandoned bikes, parts and accessories during their operating hours:
- Monday and Wednesday 5.00pm-8:30pm.
- In the car park, 1 Phillip St., Waterloo (cnr Cope St.)
To organise a donation contact them via their website https://bikeclub.wordpress.com/