Community recycling centres

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What is Problem Waste?

According to the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) problem waste is any type of household product that can be potential harmful to our community and the environment if not disposed of correctly.

These items need special treatment and cannot be placed in your red-lid garbage bin or presented for your scheduled household clean-up collections.

Find your nearest community recycling centreTypes of problem waste include:

  • Household batteries
  • Cleaning products
  • Paints
  • Pool chemicals
  • Motor oil & car batteries
  • Gas bottles & fire extinguishers
  • Fluroescent globes, tubes & smoke detectors
  • E-waste

Community Recycling Centres

Community recycling centres are permanent drop off locations that can be visited all year round for free and safe disposal of problem waste. Your nearest community recycling centre is:

Randwick community recycling centre located at 72 Perry Street, Matraville. They are open Monday to Friday from 6am-3pm and Saturday from 8am-11am.

Alternatively drop your problem waste off at a scheduled CleanOut collection in your area.  For dates and locations visit

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