Additional Waste and Recycling

Call the Waste Hotline on 1800 079 390

For general enquiries including:

  • Missed bin collections
  • Bin repairs
  • Clean up information
  • Stolen bins

There are many household items that can contain hazardous or valuable materials which should not be disposed of in landfill. Technological advancements and legislation surrounding product stewardship now means a variety of recycling programs are available for residents to safely dispose of these items.

To help you dispose of an item, you can search by item type.

Asbestos Removal 

Asbestos is a dangerous material which was commonly used until being banned throughout Australia in 2003. Due to the danger it can pose, there are strict safety protocols for the removal and disposal of asbestos.

To minimise the risk of asbestos exposure to yourself or your family, WorkCover recommends that householders engage a licensed asbestos removal contractor. Asbestos waste must be disposed of at a landfill facility that accepts it and may require 24 hours of notice before being dropped off.

Further information is outlined with Councils Asbestos Management Policies.

Electronic Waste Recycling Service (e-Waste)

Our free Electronic Waste Recycling Service is available for all residents, small businesses and schools. Electronic Waste can be disposed of every Saturday between 8.00am and 12.00pm at our Mortdale Depot, located at 100 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale. 

Please note: This service is not available during Council's Christmas shut down period, Public Holidays, Chemical Collection events, or at Council's discretion.

Electronic Waste Recycling Service

Accepted items  Unaccepted items
Alarm clocks, circuit boards, digital/video cameras, computers, DVD/VCR players, fax machines, floppy discs, gaming equipment, hair driers, hard drives, irons, kettles, keyboards, microwaves, monitors, network and memory cards, phones and accessories, power supplies, power tools, printers, scanners, stereos and speakers, televisions, toasters, toner and ink cartridges, vacuum cleaners. Air conditioners, CDs, dryers, fluorescent tubes, freezers, fridges, gas bottles, halogen lights, household batteries, DVDs, light globes, smoke detectors, Styrofoam, video cassette tapes, washing machines.

Chemical Cleanout Service

Our free Chemical Cleanout Service is available for all residents, small business and schools in the Georges River Local Government Area and is held at our Mortdale Depot, located at 100 Roberts Avenue, Mortdale, on a regular basis.

The next scheduled Chemical Cleanout will be held in the second half of 2018. This date will be confirmed on this webpage in the coming months.

Chemical Cleanout Service

Accepted items
Acids and alkali materials, car batteries, chemical cleaners, fire extinguishers, fluorescent tubes, fuels and fluids, gas bottles, herbicides, hobby chemicals, motor oils, paints, pesticides, poisons, pool chemicals and solvents.
Please note: No more than a total of 20kg or 20 litres of the accepted chemicals are allowed to be dropped off at one time.


Green (Garden) Waste Drop Off and Mulching Service

If you enjoy gardening, you may collect more garden waste than can fit in your household green (garden) waste bin. We offer several free green waste drop off and mulching services at our Mortdale Depot during the spring and summer months to help residents dispose of excess garden trimmings. 

Residents can drop off garden waste and turn tree branches into woodchips to take home.

Please note : Our Green Waste Drop off services will be closed during Autumn and Winter.  This service will reopen in Spring 2018.

Green (Garden) Waste Drop Off Service

Accepted items  Unaccepted items
Branches, flowers, grass, plants, shrubs and tree trimmings. Commercial, demolition and building waste, fence palings and structural timber, household garbage and tree stumps. 

Mulching Service *

Accepted items Unaccepted items
Branches less than 35cm (350mm) in diameter, larger than one metre in length that can be safely handled by two people.  Bamboo, cactus, fence palings or structural timber, noxious weeds (for example: Privet, Lantana and Oleander), palm fronds and trunks, spiky or thorny material, succulents including banana trees.
* This service is free to residents and can be used as many times as required.

Before pruning or removing trees on private land you must obtain a Tree Management Permit.

Green (Garden) Waste Drop Off and Mulching Service Dates

Please note : Our Green Waste Drop off services will be closed during Autumn and Winter.  This service will reopen in Spring 2018.


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  • Bin repairs
  • Clean up information
  • Stolen bins

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