Tricky waste items

Welcome to the one stop shop where you can find out how to best dispose of tricky household items and help keep Waverley's environment a safe and beautiful place.

Did you know that Waverley residents can drop off their batteries and mobile phones to the Customer Service Centre, located at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction? Waverley Council residents can also access the Randwick Recycling Centre to drop off household problem waste such as smoke detectors, gas bottles, paint, fluro globes and more. Council also hosts 2 electronic waste collection events per year where you can drop off your unwanted recycling.

Click on the links below to learn more about these and other free, safe and easy disposal and recycling options for your tricky waste items!

Chemical CleanOut

CleanOut is a free drop-off service for the safe disposal of a range of common household chemicals. Find out more about what chemicals are taken and when collection events occur.

Battery recycling program

Over 8,000 tonnes of toxic batteries end up in Australian landfills yearly. An easy household battery recycling program is available for Waverley residents.

Community sharps disposal

Find out about the safe disposal of community sharps like needles, syringes and lancets at participating chemists in Waverley Council area.

Mattress recycling

Each year in Australia, around 1.25 million mattresses end up in landfill. Waverley Council offers free mattress recycling for our residents.

Electronic waste (e-waste)

Avoid electronic waste like old TVs and broken kettles going to landfill by dropping them off at one of our e-waste drop-off days, held twice a year.

Community Recycling Centre

Recycle your household problem waste such as paints, gas bottles, household batteries, smoke detectors, and fluorescent globes and tubes for free at the Community Recycling Centre.

For more information or advice, please phone our Resource Recovery Hotline on 9083 8000.

More information
  • Phone our Resource Recovery Hotline on 9083 8000
  • Email us
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