Problem Waste Recycling Stations

Waverley residents can drop off a range of small household problem wastes for free at council operated problem waste recycling centres.

Locations and hours:

  • Waverley Library, located at 32-48 Denison Street, Bondi Junction. Find opening hours
  • Customer Service Centre, located at 55 Spring Street, Bondi Junction. Find opening hours

Items you can drop off for recycling

Household batteries   

We can accept the following at the Waverley Library and Customer Service Centre problem waste recycling stations:

  • Small handheld batteries such as those used in cameras, torches, toys, tools and appliances
  • Rechargeable and non-rechargeable
  • AA, AAA, C, D, 9V, 6V lantern and button/ watch batteries
  • Types: Alkaline batteries, lithium batteries, nickel cadmium (NiCd) and nickel-metal hydride (Ni-MH) batteries

Sorry, we can’t accept large batteries like car batteries i.e. lead acid batteries. See your options for disposal of these items.

Mobile phones and tablets 

We can accept the following at the Waverley Library and Customer Service Centre problem waste recycling stations:

  • All types of mobile phones (including smart phones)
  • All types of tablets
  • All mobile phone accessories (chargers, cables, batteries)

You can leave the mobile phone battery in the phone.

Sorry, we can’t accept other e-waste, such as TVs, small appliances, DVD and CD players, VCRs, CDs or DVDs. See our e-waste recycling webpage for more options.

Printer cartridges

We can accept the following at the Waverley Library and Customer Service Centre problem waste recycling stations:

  • Laser cartridges
  • Ink jet cartridges

Light globes

We can accept the following at the Waverley Library and Customer Service Centre problem waste recycling stations:

  • All types of household light globes/ bulbs
  • Incandescent light globes
  • Halogen down-lights
  • LED lights
  • Smart lights

No broken bulbs please.

Fluorescent tubes

We can accept fluorescent tubes at the Customer Service Centre only. Please take care in handling fluorescent tubes and request assistance to access the collection box.

No broken tubes please.

Oral care

We can accept the following at the Waverley Library and Customer Service Centre problem waste recycling stations:

  • Toothpaste tubes and caps
  • Manual toothbrushes
  • Electric toothbrush heads
  • Toothpaste tube plastic packaging
  • Floss containers

All items must be empty and completely dry. Sorry, we can’t accept electric toothbrush bases or chargers.

X-rays, CT Scans and MRIs

We can accept the following at the Waverley Library and Customer Service Centre problem waste recycling stations:

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRIs

Sorry, we can’t accept medical equipment e.g. thermometers, blood pressure meters or needles/syringes.

Why recycle problem waste?

When problem wastes are sent to landfill they can leach toxic or hazardous substances into our soil and possibly contaminate surface and ground water. These items contain valuable or non-renewable resources such as rare earth metals and plastics which can be recovered and incorporated into new products. Foil, silver and copper can be recovered from mobile phones and tablets. Batteries can be dismantled and made into new batteries. Plastics, metals and ink can be recovered from printer cartridges.

You can also search the Recycle Smart App for the best way to dispose of hundreds of household items. Download the app through Google PlayThis external link will open in a new window or the Apple StoreThis external link will open in a new window.

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